High Zero 2017 - September


September 14th-17th, 2017

Musicians from Afar
id m theft able (voice, electronics, objects) Portland, Maine
Tania Chen (piano) San Francisco, CA
Michael Gayle (piano) Philadelphia, PA
Kazuhisa Uchihashi (daxophone, guitar) Tokyo & Berlin
Eli Keszler (percussion) New York City, NY
Joe McPhee (sax, pocket trumpet, reeds) Poughkeepsie, NY
Tomeka Reid (cello) Chicago, IL
Carlos Santiseven (bass, electronics) Santa Fe, NM
Sharif Sehnaoui (guitar) Beirut, Lebanon
Julien Valdivieso (guitar, electronics) Bogota, Colombia
Sophia Jernberg (voice) Stockholm, Sweden

Musicians from Baltimore and the District of Columbia
Andrew Bernstein (saxophone)
Dan Deacon (electronics, mechanical instruments)
Baba L'Salaam (abujaphone, voice, found instruments)
Jamal Moore (woodwinds, electronics)
Lexie Mountain (voice, electronics)
Paul Neidhardt (percussion)
Kate Porter (cello, voice)
Shelly Purdy (percussion)
M.C. Schmidt (electronics, percussion)
Maria Shesiuk (keyboards, pedals)
Lynne Price (dance)

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“Some of the most intense new music being made anywhere, on everything from oboes and one-of-a-kind instruments to the human body itself… unforgettable performances.”
- The Washington Post
“A fertile laboratory of musical possibility without equal.”
- Signal to Noise Magazine
“So highly singular that it corresponds to nothing that has been heard before.”
- Maryland Public Television

Photo credit: Stewart Mostofsky; HZ 2016
Above - Laura Ortman (violin) and Nonoko Yoshida (sax).
Below - Jeff Carey (electronics);