Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl **Wisconsin Union Theatre**
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl **Wisconsin Union Theatre**

Milwaukee-based songwriter and performer Marielle Allschwang, whose work has been called “aurally-enthralling and emotionally-arresting,” enlists The Visitations to present Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl—a song cycle and multimedia performance exploring the unconventional life and artist-built environment of Mary Nohl (1914-2001). Utilizing a variety of musical styles and approaches—informed by the pastoral symphonies and mountain folk music of Allschwang's Germanic and Filipino roots, commingled with Handel’s arias, highlife, metal, and new wave—alongside a film composed from intimate footage in and around Nohl’s home on the shore of Lake Michigan—Allschwang mines her early childhood encounters with and subsequent return to Nohl’s environment to explore the biographical, visual, and social aspects of Nohl’s multifaceted life, work, and legacy.

For half a century, Mary Nohl tirelessly transformed her home, inside and out, into an artist-built environment on the shores of Lake Michigan. Her radical rootedness to place, her distinct visual language, staggering range of media and self-autonomy became infamous. Locals often called her the “Witch of Fox Point”— to which she responded with poignant humor, addressing her friends with “Greetings & Salutations & Boo” in mimeographed newsletters. Despite holding a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and owning her own pottery shop in Milwaukee, Nohl remains pegged as an “outsider.” Nohl’s marginalization and its implications are as relevant today as it was in the 1940s, when she dared to travel the world, mix cement in her bathtub, create graphic novels, and run a business, all on her own. Allschwang and her band take a deep dive into a little-known and astoundingly prolific, complicated artist deserving much more renown.

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Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl **Oriental Theatre MKE**
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl **Oriental Theatre MKE**

Marielle Allschwang & The Visitations present a multimedia exploration of the life and work of Mary Nohl (1914-2001), creator of a legendary Wisconsin art environment. Featuring a song cycle set to footage (filmed by Allschwang, Heather Hass, & Adam Krause) from Nohl’s home, Allschwang and her band take a deep dive into a little-known and astoundingly prolific, complicated artist deserving much more renown.

Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl has been commissioned by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Milwaukee Film, Wisconsin Union Theater/UW Madison, and the Cedar Cultural Center. Additional funding has been provided by the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

Tickets available:

https://mkefilm.org/oriental-theatre/events/precession-of-a-day-the-world-of-mary-nohl

1 Hr. 8 Min.
Not Rated
2019
Screening format: DCP

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Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl **PREMIERE**
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl **PREMIERE**

Milwaukee-based songwriter and performer Marielle Allschwang, whose debut album Dead Not Done has been called “aurally-enthralling and emotionally-arresting,” presents a new project, Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl. This song cycle explores the life and work of artist Mary Nohl (1914–2001). Precession of a Day utilizes a variety of musicians and approaches as well as an immersive video environment composed from steady, uncut shots (filmed by Marielle Allschwang, Heather Hass, & Adam Krause) in and around Mary Nohl’s artist-built environment—her home on the shore of Lake Michigan.

All ages

$15 ($10 member)

Photo by Kelly Bolter, Mary Nohl Art Environment site in Fox Point, WI. The site is part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Collection, gift of the Kohler Foundation, Inc.


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Nadah El Shazly (Cairo, EG) • Marielle Allschwang & The Visitations (VISITATIONS IV LP Release) • Names Divine
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

Nadah El Shazly (Cairo, EG) • Marielle Allschwang & The Visitations (VISITATIONS IV LP Release) • Names Divine

MARIELLE ALLSCHWANG & THE VISITATIONS release VISITATIONS IV

We made an album of rock n’ roll. We can’t wait to share it with you.

We’re also thrilled to join these women:

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NADAH EL SHAZLY

(CAIRO, EGYPT)

Nadah El Shazly is an experimental Egyptian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Her work both radically reinvents the early 20th century popular music of her homeland and boldly explores new sonic frontiers. Coming up performing Misfits covers and jazz standards in the Cairo underground, she has expounded on her DIY roots with a droning, cerebral, highly poetic sound that has positioned the artist at the center of the booming North African avant-garde. Her acclaimed debut album, 2017’s "Ahwar," was written and recorded by El Shazly on a computer between Egypt and Montreal. Swirling, lavish instrumentation was later arranged, working in collaboration with renowned figures from the improv/contemporary classical scene - Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi (mem. The Dwarfs of East Agouza, Land of Kush). The album placed on many year-end lists, including The Wire magazine's best of 2017.

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NAMES DIVINE

(MILWAUKEE, WI)

Kendra Amalie is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and new media artist combining technology and tradition to estimate the sound of modern folk. In her latest musical incarnation, she plays fingerstyle guitar on an acoustic/electric 12-string accompanied by motion controlled synths.

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Allschwang-Krause Duo // The Dead Tongues

Ryan Gustafson splits time between lending talents as supporting guitarist for his kindred North Carolina spirits Hiss Golden Messenger and Phil Cook’s Guitarheels, and as the leader of his own long-evolving vehicle for a beautifully fractured vision of folk, country, blues, and cosmic American rock, The Dead Tongues.

https://thedeadtongues.bandcamp.com/

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Writer's Round with Chris Porterfield, featuring Marielle Allschwng & Mark Waldoch
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Writer's Round with Chris Porterfield, featuring Marielle Allschwng & Mark Waldoch

Field Report’s Christopher Porterfield is joined onstage by other Milwaukee songsmiths for a new program “Writer’s Round.”  All solo performers onstage at the same time, taking turns. Joining Christopher this month will be Special Guests Marielle Allschwang, Mark Waldock, and one more tba!

Doors @7pm, show @8pm. $8 cover

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Bethlehem Steel * Baked * Graham Hunt (Midnight Reruns, Sundial Mottos) * Allschwang & Krause Duo
Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00
Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

Shitty Barn bonus session No. 6: Frances Cone // Marielle Allschwang & The Visitations

Barn Doors 6pm | Music 7pm

*Tickets go on sale Monday, June 25th at 10:00am*
http://www.shittybarnsessions.com/session/show/262

Frances Cone
https://www.francesconemusic.com

FRANCES CONE is Christina Cone, Andrew Doherty and Aaron Hamel. The Nashville based soulful indie-pop band, fronted by Christina Cone, is named after Christina's father and great-grandfather, both musicians themselves in South Carolina and both born on September 11th. The band has been praised for their compelling, emotional live show and captivating recordings. In 2016, Frances Cone released, "Arizona," the first single from their forthcoming full-length album which is set to release in early 2019. Stereogum praised Arizona for Cones melodic vocals, rich harmonies, and an electrifying guitar sound." Written about her brother, filmmaker Stephen Cone, "Arizona's" reach has extended far and wide at 10 million streams on Spotify.

Most recently, NPR's All Songs Considered premiered "Unraveling" a timely and cathartic song about the "ways life conspires to overwhelm". It solidifies the band's commitment to a sound creating a "sweet slow burn in which songs build gradually and carefully into something truly grand. "The gorgeous "Unraveling" really gets at what works about Frances Cone's music: Each cooed "ooooh" is in the exact right place, weaving together to form a warm and hypnotic tapestry."

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Apr
27
10:30 PM22:30

ARTE PARA TODOS

Each year, Arte Para Todos hosts a local music festival featuring 70 bands at more than 25 venues over four days. Arte Para Todos is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that works to connect artists, musicians, and the community in support of local school art programs. All funds raised are donated directly to Milwaukee Public Schools.

 

This year, Arte Para Todos Music Festival 2018 will take place April 26 to 29. http://arteparatodos.me/

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Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Caley Conway (+band) // Allschwang Krause Duo

$8 advance/ $10 at the door.

"Caley Conway is on her way to becoming the next big thing in Folk music.” --No Depression Magazine

“With a voice that lulls you into a daydream and lyrics that bring you back to earth, she combines sharp wit with warm melodies to form a style distinctly her own." --Breaking & Entering

"Think of her as a more laidback Gillian Welch—if Welch doused her records in casual profanity." --Shepherd Express

https://www.caleyconway.com/
 

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Apr
15
8:00 PM20:00

solidarity: benefit for refugees

  • Riverwest Public House Cooperative (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

no rejection, no barricades, no fear

stand in solidarity with refugees, affirm their humanity, reclaim love

on april 15th, riverwest public house will host a solidarity show in support of refugees in milwaukee and in syria. donations will be made to diaconia connections and lutheran social services. together, we are one.

performances by painted caves and marielle allschwang w/ adam krause.

with special guest speakers.

8 pm / $5 / cash donations only

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