interview: Peter J. Woods
Join WMSE DJ Rob Szocik on Alternating Currents at 7pm as he chats with Milwaukee musician Peter J. Woods about The Experimental Education Series, a collection of concerts and workshops at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts which has two big goals: educate and amplify.
In regards to education, a workshop or lecture will accompany all four performances earlier in the day. These events will provide audience members with a glimpse into both the process of the featured performer and what these performers value and look for in experimental music. This focus will allow those new to experimental music to become acquainted with this often opaque genre and also give those seasoned listeners a chance to dig deeper into these fantastic artists’ work.
As for amplification, the programming for this year’s EES specifically aims to amplify the voices of female artists in experimental music. In an attempt to battle (in some small part) the false notion that experimental music, and noise in particular, is nothing but a boys club, all of the featured performers are either women or groups featuring women. And they also happen to be some of the best artists working in any genre, so there’s also that.