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

Monday, September 4
Ensemble with Dan Clucas
6 pm | World Culture (KCMO)

Thursday, September 14
Stockhausen Night
6 pm | Westport Coffee House

Sunday, September 17
Voss Stock
1 pm | Swope Park

Wednesday, September 20

EMAS Presents: OKAPI
7:30 pm | Charlotte Street (KCMO) 

Friday, September 22

Ritwik Banerji - Astromusicologist
Seth A Davis & Ian O'Neill - Cybersyn
7:30 pm | Vulpes Bastille (KCMO)

Sunday, October 1
Hutchison, Lovelace, Osborne, Racanati, Verploegh // Aaron Dooley // Night Mode // Ida Rowan
8 pm | Farewell (KCMO) 

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)

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)

Performers Featured in Past EMAS Productions

Ben Baker (music)
Alexis Borth (dance)
Bob Bucko Jr. (music)
Nora Burkitt (dance)
Nick Cavazos (video)
Kevin Cheli (music)
Brandon Cooper (music)
Meagan Conley (music)
Brad Cox (music)
Seth Andrew Davis (music)
Michael Eaton (music)
Kelley Gant (music)
Katarina Fitzpatrick (dance)
Dwight Frizzell (music)
Jeff Harshbarger (music)
Kyle Hutchins (music)
Jeff Kaiser (music)
John Kizilarmut (music)
Brooke Knoll (music)
Krista Kopper (music)
Kwan Leung Ling (music)
Jon Mueller (music)
Kyle Mullins (dance)
Aaron Osborne (music)
Alberto Racanati (music)
Damon Smith (music)
Brian Steever (music)
Mike Stover (music)
Ben Tervort (music)
Irene Vallar (dance)
Troy Van Horn (music)
Evan Verploegh (music)
Alan Voss (music)
Drew Williams (music)
Jeramy Zimmerman (dance)