University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Unruly Music


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Cutting-edge music.
The next generation of concert artists.
The latest in digital performance and multimedia.

Unruly Music explores contemporary trends in chamber music, improvisation, electronic sound, and multimedia, spanning a wide variety of genres and styles. Directed by composer Christopher Burns, Unruly Music is a production of the Peck School of the Arts at UWM.

UWM Music Recital Hall
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI, 53211

Tickets are available from the Peck School of the Arts box office
(414) 229-4308

General - $10; Seniors, UWM Faculty and Staff - $10; Students - $5; Majors - Free


October 3-5, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 7:30 pm:
Marilyn Nonken Marilyn Nonken presents a program of solo piano music by composers associated with the French school of Spectral Music, including works by Tristan Murail, Hugues Dufourt, and Joshua Fineberg.

Friday, October 4, 7:30 pm:
Lisa Cella Lisa Cella returns to Unruly Music with a solo flute recital featuring new comissions from Christopher Adler and Matthew Burtner.

Saturday, October 5, 7:30 pm:
Hal Rammel Instrument builders Lou Bunk and Hal Rammel present an evening of solo and duo improvisations using their custom electroacoustic creations - the Scratch-O-Lin and the amplified palettes.


March 27-29, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 7:30 pm:
Zeitgeist The legendary Twin Cities quartet Zeitgeist presents an evening of new music for clarinet, piano, and two percussionists, featuring works created by UWM students and faculty expressly for the ensemble.

Friday, March 28, 7:30 pm:
Bent Frequency Duo The Bent Frequency Duo (Jan Berry Baker, saxophones, and Stuart Gerber, percussion) present a program of new commissions including works by Wisconsin composers Jeff Herriott and Kevin Schlei.

Saturday, March 29, 7:30 pm:
Kyle_Bruckmann Wrack Bay Area-based avant oboist Kyle Bruckmann's long-standing ensemble Wrack performs ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire, a "free jazz phantasmagoria" inspired by Thomas Pynchon's novels V., The Crying of Lot 49, and Gravity's Rainbow.