of Experimental Improvised Music!!!
Thursday Sept. 30th-Sunday, Oct. 3rd
The Theater Project
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland Click here
for a full schedule
can be purchased over the phone: 410-752-8558
HIGH ZERO festival is an amazing event, mixing large crowds with
fiercely challenging and engaging music. The festival would be
unusual anywhere in the world, with its combination of visionary
and uncompromising grassroots experimental music. Its unusual
format is such that only individuals are invited to perform in
new collaborations, mixing diverse musical subcultures (what might
be called electronic music, free jazz, minimalism, instrument
inventors, etc.). Each year, the most inspired musicians we know
from Baltimore and around the world are brought together in a
wide range of musical situations to create music which has
never been heard before.
web site of last year's festival
6 YEARS OF HIGH ZERO THIS SEPTEMBER !!!
High Zero is a deeply collective endeavor, involving a very
large number of musicians and organizers. When High Zero began
in 1999, the idea of hosting an international, large-scale experimental
music festival in Baltimore seemed like a pure act of will against
all odds, not to mention a huge financial risk.
After five amazingly successful years '99-'03, frequently sold-out
audiences, hundreds of sets of inspiring music and anarchic street
performances, eight CDs, tons of new friendships and developing
collaborations around the globe, and a closet now overflowing
with high-resolution documentation--it still seems almost too
good to be true!!
Our first six years have been a tremendous gift, and we are truly
grateful to the immense amount of support from musicians, audience,
donations, and volunteers which has made the festival a true community
event in every sense of the word.
For more information on the philosophy and methods of High Zero,
Zero is supported by City Paper
Zero is organized by The High Zero Foundation, a 501(c)3
Nonprofit organization. The festival is an outgrowth of The
Red Room, an unfunded but vital space which has presented
over 400 concerts of improvised and experimental music (as well
as experimental film and performance) since it began in 1996.
The Red Room is located at and sponsored by Normals
Books and Records.
Note: The festival is invitation
only, so we DO NOT take submissions for future HIGH ZERO festivals.
However, we are always interested in submissions to The
Red Room, which is the source of the pool of players who are
then invited to the festival.
Zero Foundation, Inc.
3618 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD. 21211
& WEBSITE CREDITS
Photo of Audrey Chen, above: John Berndt
Most other photos in the site: Stewart Mostofsky
Pro-bono Website Design: The
Berndt Group, Ltd.
Video Tape Documentation: Too numerous to mention... thanks!
Audio documentation (including previous years): Mike Muniak, Sam
Wiley, John Berndt, Andy Hayleck, Doug Wolf, Jon Rose, Charlie