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, April 17
EMAS Presents: Bob Moses
Charlotte Street Foundation

Saturday, April 20
Hawkins, Knoll, Osborne, Kopper, Verploegh // Water is the Sun // Remst8
Vulpes Bastille

Sunday, April 21
Electrogong, Nightmode, Freak Establishment,  Water Is The Sun
Replay Lounge (Lawrence)

Wednesday, April 24
Electrogong, Throuple, Rabbit Girls, Austin Williamson, Serated Cooridor

Thursday, April 25
Seth Davis, Paul Rudy & Thomas Rosenkranz
Diastole Scholars Center

Friday, April 26
Second Nature Ensemble + Alan Voss Quartet
Englewood Center for the Arts

Saturday, April 27
Seth Davis with Katarina Fitzpatrick // Apricot Glow
Charlotte Street (Open Studios)
Set Times TBD

Thursday, May 2
Leslie Butsch, Aaron Osborne, Mike Stover, Evan Verploegh
The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven
6pm Doors / 6:30pm Show  - Pay What You can

Sunday, May 5
Field/Dikeman/Florin + Florin/Kaiser/Davis + EMAS

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)