The Volunteers’ Collective is a monthly improvisation workshop with a focus on listening and ad hoc collaboration. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to attend and play with each other. We are seeking: trombonists drummers compuerists trianglers accordiates reeders pickup-ites bassoids inventors guitaries clarinetines short-wavers synthologists tinglers philologists bruitists reductionizers glam-flammys timpanists vocalizers sound […]



The Red Room is excited to present a rare chance to catch these exceptional musicians as they travel through Baltimore.  An evening including two High Zero Festival alumni (Chris Heenan and Kyle Bruckmann). A gorgeous evening of thought provoking and stimulating music awaits! KYLE BRUCKMANN Oakland, CA-based composer/performer Kyle Bruckmann’s work extends from a classical foundation […]



Two of the most powerful and inventive acoustic bass players High Zero has ever witnessed. Thomas Helton plays at the Red Room with Michael Formanek. Both men inhabit the worlds of free improvisation and jazz. There’s no telling what journey they will follow, this evening. Thomas Helton will also be playing with Kevin Patton in their group pH. This […]


The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.