High Zero returns after last years 20th Anniversary Tour! High Zero is the premier festival of Improvised, Experimental music on the East Coast, being fully devoted to new collaborations between inspired musicians and performers from Baltimore and around the world. Unlike many related festivals, High Zero is not narrow in terms of sensibility or subculture, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Composers discuss how they use improvisation 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 […]

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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 […]

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Red Room and Space 2640 are delighted to present Oakland’s Fred Frith Trio and local luminary Jamal Moore. The trio (Fred Frith, guitar; Jordan Glenn, drums; and Jason Hoopes, bass) will be joined by a special guest on trumpet, and live visuals by Heike Liss. Note that this event is not at the Red Room […]

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In Defense of Memory - Trammell, Santistevan, Ortman

A trio formed in the rarified, purified, sanctified air of the High Zero Festival, In Defense of Memory makes its Red Room debut. Laura Ortman is a Brooklyn, NY composer, multi-instrumentalist and artist, and a riveting performer. She produces and performs as a soloist and with collaborators including Tony Conrad, Jock Soto, Raven Chacon, Nanobah […]

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Diffusion Festival line-up will be announced soon

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Diffusion Festival line-up will be announced soon

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Diffusion Festival line-up will be announced soon

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Diffusion Festival line-up will be announced soon

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