it's first year, we have been documenting the performances that
make up the High Zero festival, capturing a great deal of amazing
and singular music on digital audio and video. We are still struggling
with the issue of how to best make this material available, since
a great deal of it warrants publication, yet financial and other
practical constraints limit us.
far, we haven't found a context to publish recordings from High
Zero '99, though we welcome inquiries from other labels interested
in this material as some of it is really spectacular.
are currently in the process of producing two great CDs (hopefully
complete by the time of High Zero 2001) from the 2000 festival--one
focused on sets involving multi-instrumentalist Joe
McPhee, and the other on vocalist Carol
Genetti. See www.recorded.com
for more information
HIGH ZERO 2000 DOCUMENTATION
web site is a rich photographic and audio document which captures
the anarchic and inspired flavor of the festival through snippets
of music and video. It requires the Flash
4 plug-in to make much sense, and very soon there will be
some streaming videos of street performances that make use of
here For a streaming video short subject
(using realplayer) from the
2000 festival, plus other cool stuff.
pre-fest High Zero 2000
web site came before the fest, and has detailed information
on all the players. The
High Zero 1999 web site is similar, with information and
sound clips related to the players who participated in the very
first festival, as well as some brief documentation of the 1999
Festival, heavy on the MP3 audio files.
course, we will be documenting the 2001 festival. Special thanks
is due for previous years to Doug Wolf, Steve Steele, Jon Rose,
and our own Catherine Pancake who worked hard to capture the performances.