Michael Barndt over at Third Coast Digest has this review of the Unruly Festival concert on April 5th (the “Milwaukee Improvising Orchestra Summit”): Unruly bits and bytes at the outer limits of music
TORCH is proud to be part of the Unruly Music Spring Festival, which runs April 4-6 at Milwaukee’s Vogel Hall. All shows start at 7:30, and more information can be found at:
Friday, April 5 is the “Milwaukee Improvising Orchestra Summit.” Milwaukee is home to an extraordinary community of improvising musicians, and this evening is an opportunity to gather many of them on one stage, with performances by TORCH (an ensemble of iPad musicians using Kevin Schlei’s custom performance software), MiLO (TORCH’s big sister, the Milwaukee Laptop Orchestra), and the Great Lakes Improvising Orchestra, a twelve-musician ensemble conducted by Hal Rammel. This evening will handily set a new record for “most musicians on one Unruly Music program”, and should be filled with glorious noise.