Festival Schedule

All shows are at the Baltimore Theatre Project.
Doors open at 7:30pm.
Shows start at 8:30pm sharp.

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Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Special Events     composer discussion
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Workshops


Thursday
September 19th (7:30pm doors, 8:30pm showtime)
Solo
Le Quan Ninh surrounded bass drum
Set 1
Charmaine Lee vocalist
Ståle Liavik Solberg drums and percussion
Jeron White bass
Set 2
Bob Bellerue improvised feedback manipulation
Danishta Rivero voice, electronics
Bonnie Jones electronics
Nik Francis percussion, electronics
Set 3
Susie Kozawa sound art
Jayve Montgomery woodwinds, percussion, and electronics
Kristen Toedtman voice, violin, piano
Set 4
Ledah Finck violin, viola
Sarah Hennies vibraphone, percussion
Owen Gardner guitar, cello
CK Barlow live sampling, electronics


Friday
September 20th (7:30pm doors, 8:30pm showtime)
Solo
Owen Gardner guitar, cello
Set 1
Charmaine Lee vocalist
Bonnie Lander soprano
Danishta Rivero voice, electronics
Kristen Toedtman voice, violin, piano
Biliana Voutchkova violin, voice
Ledah Finck violin, viola
Samuel Burt daxophone, clarinets
Set 2
Tom Boram harpsichord, synthesizer
Forbes Graham trumpet, laptop computer
Set 3
Susie Kozawa sound art
Le Quan Ninh surrounded bass drum
Samuel Burt daxophone, clarinets
Ledah Finck violin, viola
Clarissa Gregory dance
Set 4
Sarah Hennies vibraphone, percussion
Bob Bellerue improvised feedback manipulation
Jeron White bass


Saturday
September 21st (7:30pm doors, 8:30pm showtime)
Solo
Charmaine Lee vocalist
Set 1
Nik Francis percussion, electronics
Forbes Graham trumpet, laptop computer
Jayve Montgomery woodwinds, percussion, and electronics
Steve Baczkowski saxophone, multi-wind instrumentalist
CK Barlow live sampling, electronics
Set 2
Bonnie Jones electronics
Sarah Hennies vibraphone, percussion
Biliana Voutchkova violin, voice
Le Quan Ninh surrounded bass drum
Set 3
Tom Boram harpsichord, synthesizer
Ståle Liavik Solberg drums and percussion
Bob Bellerue improvised feedback manipulation
Clarissa Gregory dance
Set 4
Bonnie Lander soprano
Steve Baczkowski saxophone, multi-wind instrumentalist
Jeron White bass


Sunday
September 22nd (7:30pm doors, 8:30pm showtime)
Solo
Jayve Montgomery woodwinds, percussion, and electronics

The Night of Randomization
As an ongoing tradition, the High Zero Festival will leave Sunday Night's sets up to chance. Fifteen performers will be divided into four sets, randomly. What kind of wonderful, unplanned, musical collisions will happen this year?

Musicians will be chosen from this list:
Steve Baczkowski saxophone, multi-wind instrumentalist
Susie Kozawa sound art
Danishta Rivero voice, electronics
Ståle Liavik Solberg drums and percussion
Biliana Voutchkova violin, voice
CK Barlow live sampling, electronics
Clarissa Gregory dance
Bonnie Jones electronics
Tom Boram harpsichord, synthesizer
Samuel Burt daxophone, clarinets
Forbes Graham trumpet, laptop computer
Nik Francis percussion, electronics
Owen Gardner guitar, cello
Bonnie Lander soprano
Kristen Toedtman voice, violin, piano

Special Events
High Zero Symposium
Composers Discuss How They Use Improvisation
Saturday, September 21st at 5:30pm

Moderated by Jessica Keyes

Here's an exciting opportunity for the fans of improvisation, experimental music, and composition to query composers on their practice. A panel of composers will discuss the diverse ways in which they incorporate elements of improvisation and performer choice into their compositions. Many of these composers will be performing in this year's festival as improvisers.

These details are subject to change. Check back here for details.



High Jinx
You can play in unofficial street performances or make your own! Participate by adding yours here!

Workshops
Each year, we present a variety of workshops around the city by High Zero performers, where they perform and discuss aspects of their work. This year's workshops are as follows:
Danishta Rivero
8pm Wednesday, September 18th
North Ave. Film Center, Room T239
Maryland Institute College of Art
Le Quan Ninh
Noon Friday, September 20th
Performing Arts and Humanities Building
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Forbes Graham
4pm Friday, September 20th
Center for the Arts, Towson U.
8000 York Road