The High Zero festivals have been heavily documented through audio, video, and written commentary.
Although the majority 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 previous web sites associated with the festival...
Post-festival documentation web sites:
Promotional pre-festival web sites:
There have also now been fourteen (!) 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 distributors.
Blackwater Vision Quest
Fuyuki Yamakawa and friends at High Zero 2006
A Second Shadow
Christine Sehnaoui and friends at High Zero 2006
Scott Moore and friends at High Zero 2005
The Enigma Carols
Phil Minton and friends at High Zero 2005
Susan Alcorn and friends at High Zero 2004
Zeppelins Erste Grosse Fahrt
Todd Whitman and friends at High Zero 2004
Paolo Angeli and friends at High Zero 2003
Michael Johnsen and friends at High Zero 2003
Neil Feather and friends at High Zero 2002
Before The Beginning
Oluyemi Thomas and friends at High Zero 2002
Jack Wright and friends at High Zero 2001
The Long Awaited Etcetera...
Katt Hernandez and friends at High Zero 2001
Mr. Peabody Goes to Baltimore
Joe McPhee and friends at High Zero 2000
Carol Genetti and friends at High Zero 2000
These 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.