The UGB is a street-side staircase theater at Elsewhere created by Troy Briggs, Jon Brumit, Joe Jeffers, Jeff Kolar, Meredith Kooi, Michael Milano, David More and Shannon Stratton. It's equipped with a sound system and custom console that integrates the museum’s organ, an analog synthesizer, low-power FM transmitter, and several mixing capabilities. The stairwell and Martyna Szczesna’s double vaulted ceiling create a unique sonic environment with seating potential on both sides of the building’s threshold. Performances are live broadcast from the ballroom on a low power 88.1 FM.
I helped facilitate the creation of the project and then managed the venue after the artists returned home, bringing in experimental musicians, artists, and emcees. I created a zine to keep the space functional after my departure.