The Extemporaneous Music and Arts Society (EMAS) is an art collective dedicated to advancing improvised and experimental work in Kansas City. Founded in 2021 by Seth A Davis and Evan Verploegh.

Upcoming Performances

Wednesday, June 19

EMAS Presents: Galaxxu Chorale Toward Seeping Handfuls of Petrol

Charlotte Street


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Saturday, June 22

Jack Bird + Kelby Clark // EMAS

World Culture KC (Outdoors)

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EMAS Records

EMAS Records was founded in 2021 and is focused on releases from people affiliated with EMAS to promote improvised and experimental music in Kansas City and the greater midwest.


Brennan Connors, Seth A Davis, Evan Verploegh

Connors/Davis/Verploegh (2022)

Cooper, Davis, Kopper, Verploegh, Williams
Compressed Space (2023)

EMAS Quartet

EMS (2022)

Krista Kopper
Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (2023)

Krista Kopper & Benjamin Baker

Open Sea (2023)

Krista Kopper & Evan Verploegh

For the Trees (2022)

Torches Mauve (Evan Verploegh & Seth Andrew Davis)

Volume One (2023)

Volume Two (2023)


VDO (2022)

Verploegh & Baker

Singles (2021)

Badger State Games (2022)