previous High Zero festivals have been heavily documented through
audio, video, and commentary. Although the majoritty of this material
lives in an archive awaiting future publication and review. A taste
of this documentation is available online through archived versions
of the web sites associated with the festival...
documentation web sites:
pre-festival web sites:
There have also now been six (!) great CDs produced from performances
at the High Zero Festival, published in partnership with the RECORDED
music label, and available at the festival and through various
with Carol Genetti and friends at High Zero 2000
"Mr. Peabody Goes to Baltimore"
with Joe McPhee and friends at High Zero 2000
"The Long Awaited Etcetera..."
with Katt Hernandez and friends at High Zero 2001
with Jack Wright and friends at High Zero 2001
Before The Beginning
Oluyemi Thomas and friends at High Zero 2002
Neil Feather and friends at High Zero 2002
Michael Johnsen and friends at High Zero 2003
Paolo Angeli and friends at High Zero 2003
records are available through various distributors, and also from
Normals Books and Records in Baltimore (www.normals.com).
What is interesting about the records is that they are not only
amazing documents of contemporary improvisation (featuring a huge
range of players), but that they also sound VERY DIFFERENT from
most of the free improvisation records. If there is a recognizable
idiom of free improvisation (in the negative sense), these are
not it. Check them out.