Current Events

AUMI Performances and Events

The Adaptive Use Musical Instrument project is the embodiment of improvisation, collaboration, and deep listening. Whenever possible, the AUMI team and its performers band together to demonstrate these facets of music and community with the goal of influencing relationship-building and inclusion across all abilities. Explore the most recent performances and AUMI events below!


AUMI Film Soundtracks featured in Kaw Valley Silent Film Festival!

There will be a showing of the short films " Steamboat Willie & Greedy Humpty Dumpty" at the Raven the 30th 7pm to 8pm. The soundtracks were created at the last AUMI jam, April 20, 2024 at Sound+Vision Studio, Lawrence Public Library! Come enjoy these films with their AUMI soundtrack! Food supplied by Herman's Place. Signed copies of Improvising Across Abilities: Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument will be on-hand.
Poster for event. Image: Figure in white scarf and black jacket tips the brim of their hat. Text: Kaw Valley Silent Film Arts Festival presents AUMI Film Demonstration. Raven Book Store. May 30, 7-8 pm.

AUMI Jams to Resume in September 2024

We had three excellent jams at Lawrence Public Library Sound+Vision Studio in the Spring. Thanks to all who showed up to play! Monthly all-ability jams will resume in September 2024.
Image: Flyer for AUMI Jams 2024. Two people are dancing, one is a wheelchair user. To the right is a large treble clef symbol surrounded by a swirl of musical notes. Text: Fridays from 4:30-6:00, February 23, March 29, April 26

Staying up to Date

Aside form visiting the Current Events page, you can stay up-to-date on all AUMI performances and important information by signing up with your email for the upcoming newsletter below! Get all of the details about upcoming events, jam sessions and locations, and more!

AUMI Book Release Celebration!

On February 8th, 2024, experienced AUMI users and the author of the newly released collective editorial will be celebrating the book's release at the Lawrence Public Library from 6:30-8:00PM! Come join us!
Book Release Party. February 8th, 2024. 6:30-8:00PM. Lawrence Public Library. In the background, AUMI interface logo with silhouetted users in front.

Oliver Hall Tips Hat to AUMI in Shoutout DFW Feature!

One of our team members was interviewed by Shoutout DFW to talk about his life's work and identity. Check out this fun and introspective look into the conversation!
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Listening to the Jams

When AUMI musicians collaborated and created their own pieces in the Lawrence Public Library before the COVID-19 pandemic, they were able to utilize the building's studio to record their music/sound. Unfortunately, after the pandemic, these meetups and creations came to an abrupt (and for now, temporary) halt. The team hopes to get back into recording their pieces soon, but for now, please take a listen here at the Links to "Do You AUMI?" Recordings.

AUMI musicians pose for a photo at the Lied Center before their performance

Recent Performances: Pre-Pandemic Ensemble

On February 10th of 2023, AUMI musicians were able to gather for the first time since the pandemic to perform in the Lied Center in Lawrence, KS. Here, they improvised, collaborated, and celebrated their ability to create music and share it with others.

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