MiLO

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The Milwaukee Laptop Orchestra is an improvisation collective fusing live electronic sound, instrumental and vocal performance, and video projection into a rich multimedia experience. MiLO creates an energized, immersive tapestry of sound and image, all produced live and in the moment.

Kevin Schlei: from …walking in the door… to …4 iOS devices set up and ready to perform… in ten minutes flat. (April 17, 2013)

Kevin Schlei: from …walking in the door… to …4 iOS devices set up and ready to perform… in ten minutes flat. (April 17, 2013)

— 1 year ago
#performance  #improvisation  #speed trials 
More April performances

MiLO performs twice more in April:

Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 pm
UWM Fine Arts Recital Hall
2400 E. Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI

Saturday, April 20, 11 am
Kenilworth Square East Open Studios (room 620 - 6th floor)
1925 E. Kenilworth Place, Milwaukee, WI

The April 17 show reprises one of our favorite concert formats - improvising in a number of duo, trio, and quartet configurations, and then playing a concluding set with the complete ensemble onstage. April 20 will emphasize large-ensemble improvisation, and feature spectacular views of Lake Michigan from the Kenilworth building’s top floor. Both performances are free of admission - hope to see you there….

— 1 year ago
#performance  #improvisation 
TCDaily reviews MiLO, TORCH, and the Great Lakes Improvising Orchestra →

Michael Barndt reviews the April 5 Unruly Music concert for Third Coast Daily.

— 1 year ago
#performance  #review 
MiLO at Unruly Music

Friday, April 5, MiLO performs at the Unruly Music festival as part of an evening of large ensemble improvisations. Our “Milwaukee Improvisation Ensemble Summit” features MiLO along with sister ensembles TORCH and the Great Lakes Improvising Orchestra. It should be a terrific evening of camaraderie and music - please join us!

MiLO / TORCH / Great Lakes Improvising Orchestra
Unruly Music
April 5, 2013, 7:30 pm
Vogel Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI

— 1 year ago
#performance 
A Very MiLO Christmas Special reviewed →

Thomas Michalski’s review of the Very MiLO Christmas Special for the Shepherd Express. Filing away the observation that “music critics can be swayed by baked goods” for future reference!

— 1 year ago
#performance  #review 
Very MiLO Christmas Special organizer Adam Murphy modeling a very special Christmas sweater.

Very MiLO Christmas Special organizer Adam Murphy modeling a very special Christmas sweater.

— 1 year ago
#performance 
A Very MiLO Christmas Special

Please join us Thursday, December 20th, for a night of music and holiday cheer. Fractured holiday tunes! The finest Christmas sweaters Milwaukee’s thrift shops can provide! Sing-alongs! Plastic lawn ornaments! High-tech improvised music! It’s a concert and holiday party all wrapped into one, and we’d love to share it with you….

A Very MiLO Christmas Special
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
8 pm, free admission

Sugar Maple
441 E. Lincoln Avenue
Milwaukee, WI, 53224

— 1 year ago
#performance 
Video from Sugar Maple →

David Collins posts video from MiLO’s performance at Sugar Maple in July 2012, and describes the format of the concert.

— 2 years ago
Seth Warren-Crow, Steve Schlei, David Collins, Amanda Schoofs, and Adam Murphy performing at Sugar Maple, July 13, 2012. Photo by Paul Mitchell.

Seth Warren-Crow, Steve Schlei, David Collins, Amanda Schoofs, and Adam Murphy performing at Sugar Maple, July 13, 2012. Photo by Paul Mitchell.

— 2 years ago
Seth Warren-Crow performing at Sugar Maple, July 13, 2012. Photo by Paul Mitchell.

Seth Warren-Crow performing at Sugar Maple, July 13, 2012. Photo by Paul Mitchell.

— 2 years ago
#performance