Milwaukee’s Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 E. Locust) may on the surface, cater directly to the writers, researchers, poets and philosphers, but for those who dig in and listen closely, music is also an undeniable central theme. Woodland Pattern is a regular host and supporter of WMSE’s Alternating Currents Live, hosted every Sunday by Hal Rammel. Specializing in the avant garde and expimental forms of jazz and classical music, Rammel brings in musicians from across the country and the world to showcase their musical depth and creativity.
Fast-approaching is a celebration of all that is instigated and conducted by Rammel, Alternating Currents and Woodland Pattern with a Music Marathon and Benefit on Saturday, August 21st. It is the second annual music marathon which will celebrate fifteen years of the Alternating Currents Live program. Rammel hopes that the music community will not only attend, but also that Milwaukee musicians will jump in and participate.
Music marathon participants may get involved by signing up to perform ten minutes of music in any the following genres: jazz, folk, hip hop, rock, instrumental, experimental and so on and so forth, with five minutes allowed for setup. It can be any combination of these genres and the intent of these performances is to raise pledges to support Woodland Pattern and its music series. Call 414 263 5001 for more information or visit www.woodlandpattern.org.