Yellowstone Apocalypse, Threadmaker, Tubal Cain
Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

Yellowstone Apocalypse, Threadmaker, Tubal Cain

Stoner Metal and doom at Communication
Featuring Yellowstone Apocalypse, the new project from Joe Tomino of Dub Trio. Heavy and sludgy two piece goodness. Check out these hot tracks here.
yellowstoneapocalypse.bandcamp.com/releases

Local Support from the collaboration collective Threadmaker featuring members of Tyranny is Tyranny, 3RD, and Judders. A unique hypnotic convergence of some local heads.

Opening set from the brutal waves of Tubal Cain

$8 // All Ages // Sober Space

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Small Business Saturday at Communication
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday at Communication

Come by Communication on Saturday, November 24 for Small Business Saturday! 

Our storefront is filled with art and wares from local Madison artists, including prints, jewelry, canvas paintings, patches, pins, and more! Gifts of every size and shape, for your friends or for yourself. 

Special Small Business Saturday deals! Spend $20 in the shop and get a free, hand printed postcard, spend $50 and get a free t-shirt with a Communication logo design (two options, while supplies last). 

We'll have snacks and music, so come by shop and stay to hang!

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Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Algorave Madison

✶A night of algorithmic dance music generation✶
FEATURING:

Kindohm (Minneapolis)

Kindohm (a.k.a. Mike Hodnick) composes and performs music using live-coding tools such as TidalCycles. His music often avoids characterization by applying inhuman code-based sequences to sharp synths, angular kicks, and gritty claps. He has released music on labels such as Minneapolis-based Always Human tapes, and European computer-music trailblazers Co-Dependent and Conditional. In 2014, Hodnick was a recipient of the Minnesota Emerging Composer Award.

https://newyorkhaunted.bandcamp.com/album/nyh101-kindohm-starter-pack-meme

Spednar (Pittsburgh)

"A horrid fusion of musique concrete and malfunctioning enterprise," Kevin Bednar's Spednar is a live coding project that tests the boundaries of breakcore and IDM using generative sound. When applied to a sound system, his rhythmic environments in TidalCycles can distort an audience's sense of time and space.

https://spednar.bandcamp.com

Tarek Sabbar and Dan Fitch (Madison)

Austere electronic music combining motorik drum machines, bleak ambiance, and angular synthesis, which for one night will be paired with generative visuals from live coder Dan Fitch, who's been making computers blink and stutter since 1985.

https://closeupoftheserene.bandcamp.com/album/plastic-bags-8-14

https://github.com/dgfitch

17.2m (Madison)

Scott Fradkin brings minimal, low frequency techno to your ears for head nodding or dancing. 

17point2m.fradkin.com

1trainwreck (Madison)

Jake Witz's code channels the dark forces of the hardcore continuum. When his mechanized jungle, techno and footwork patterns collide together, the result is something weird, danceable and alive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t522RFneeg

//$8 all night//
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This event has been made possible through the funding from UW Madison's HEX-U program and the Black Arts + Data Futures working group.

http://humanities.wisc.edu/public-humanities/hexu
http://humanities.wisc.edu/research/workshops/badf

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Singer Songwriter Night at Communication
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Singer Songwriter Night at Communication

$8 - All Ages - Doors at 7:30pm

Join Madison local songwriters, J. Marsden, Hannah Edlen, and Nate Meng for an intimate evening of music and storytelling at Communication!

J. Marsden - www.jmarsdenmusic.com
Combining influences of Neil Young, John Frusciante, Alice in Chains, and Pink Floyd, guitarist/singer/songwriter, J. Marsden creates his own take on 90’s acoustic alt./grunge rock. 

Hannah Edlén - https://soundcloud.com/hannahedlen
Hannah Edlén is a clarinetist, composer, singer songwriter, and also self described as a "clarinet-loopalist". She holds a Bachelors in Music Education, and a Masters in Clarinet Performance. Hannah is working on recording her solo debut album with Sunday Night Records, and can be seen performing with local groups Nate Meng and the Stolen Sea, Chromatic Kink, and jumping in on Night of the Improviser at Cafe Coda. Stay tuned for her upcoming solo album, and a lady-centric band she is currently putting together!

Nate Meng - https://www.sundaynightrecords.com/nmtss 
Nate Meng is in the business of focusing the musical potential of the built world. He performs with a complement of equipment slapped together in the hodge-podge style that only a product of The Red-Green Show could execute. Garage sale amplifiers boost discarded dime-store guitars to create a foundation of lo-fidelity and high volume which, layered with echoes of the American industrial age, slowly become the soundtrack of decay and a loss of cultural innocence. Let the increasingly agitated molecules of your body become displaced with the air around them as we initiate these new evolutions of thought. 
The Voyager's Companion, the debut album by Nate Meng and The Stolen Sea, will be released in early 2019'

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Municipal Restored
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Municipal Restored

From 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, there will be behind-the-scenes-tours, music, and art and participatory art projects. Bring the family and take advantage of this living history/oral history project. Communication will host an interactive project as a part of the event.

This is a free family-friendly event, and a great opportunity to enjoy downtown Madison.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1914342525268661/

* Please not that this event is at the city Municipal building, NOT at Communication.

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Communication Maker's Market: Holiday Edition
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Communication Maker's Market: Holiday Edition

Join Communication as we host our first market, holiday edition! 

We will have several local Madison artists and makers filling up our space with their wares, including jewelry makers, collage artists, sculpture artists, printmakers, and more. 

VENDOR LINE UP:

Jaundy Brunswick Art
RAD Illustrates
American Trash
Osocult
Mompoxino
Pots and Friends
Madre Yerba
Smere Tactics
Ultraterrestrial
Hannah O'Hare Bennett
Selia Salzsieder Art
Polka Press
Native Essence Art
Ashley Wilkinson

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B|_ank, Noxroy, Terran
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

B|_ank, Noxroy, Terran

A night of the bent and bending featuring Nashvilles radical son Bl_ank. Sweet synths, contact mics, and pounding drums. An energetic blast of noise and texture. A phenomenal act and not to be missed.

Local Support from ya boy Noxroy and Terran

$8 // All Ages // Sober Space

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Art Workshop for Partners and Siblings of Veterans
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Art Workshop for Partners and Siblings of Veterans

FREE art workshop for partners and siblings of veterans. In coordination with In Good Company, an exposition of emerging veteran artists set to exhibit work and events around the Madison area throughout November 2018, artist Saydi Callahan-Keefe will lead a workshop that creates a safe setting to share about the experience of being an intimate person in a veteran's life. 
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The workshop will focus on writing and mark-making to express participant's personal stories. The structure of the workshop will be as follows:

30 minutes - writing with a prompt
30 minutes - reflective sharing and discussion 
15 minutes - india ink demo
15 minutes - communal ink wash drawing
30 minutes - reflective sharing and discussion

To register for the class, please email jenniferhbastian@gmail.com and include your name and whether you are a partner or sibling of a veteran. There is a limit of 10 participants for this workshop, and there will be a wait list if necessary.
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To find out about other In Good Company events, please visit: http://www.igcexpo.com/

To learn more about Saydi Callahan-Keefe, please visit her website: http://www.saydicallahan.com/

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Disaster Passport scores Koyaanisqatsi
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Disaster Passport scores Koyaanisqatsi

Disaster Passport will perform an original score to a live screening of the documentary "Koyaanisqatsi." The band is an all-instrumental quartet that started making music together late last winter. The non-vocal nature of their original music combined with the curious sound they create led them to imagine coming up with a new sound track for the 85-minute film. They've been composing alone and together, writing to the visuals, since last spring.

Disaster Passport features two banjos played through effects and delay. Andy Moore plays one of the five strings in a straight Appalachian style. Colin Crowley, who recently moved his family to Madison from Kenya, overlays an African-pop technique with his banjo. Karl Christenson (Cribshitter) plays electric baritone guitar, fingered and with a slide, which presses a southwest, Calexico vibe into the music. The band is rounded out by Luke Bassuener (ASUMAYA, Faux Fawn) who creates vocal loops and plays stirring African percussion.

“Koyaanisqatsi” is a 1983 limited release art film, directed and produced by Godfrey Reggio under the banner of Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope production house. The title comes from the Hopi Indian phrase “life out of balance.” The movie is a non-narrated stream of moving images both natural and very urban and industrial.

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