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A sequencer on a breadboard! Sean Regan will be demonstrating how to build basic gate and CV sequencers from inexpensive CMOS logic chips. We will explore how CMOS sequencers can be used to control both DIY and commercial voltage controlled synthesizers, with a focus on the DIY CMOS gated oscillators constructed in last month’s workshop. […]

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Jacob Wick (trumpet) Justin Porter (cello) Meg Rorison (projections/sound) Jacob Wick, Mexico City based trumpet player is joined by former Baltimorean now NY-based Justin Porter and local Meg Rorison for an evening of three solo performances exploring the visceral, the ephemeral and the immersive. JACOB WICK is a trumpet player and improvisor who lives in Mexico City […]

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The 18th Annual High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music needs your help! Festival dates are 9/15 – 18, and you can have a hand in making it all possible by volunteering to: Pick someone up / drop someone off at the airport/train station Sell tickets at the concerts Usher Help with transportation during festival […]

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P U R G I S T is an outlet for focused exploration of urban field recordings, digital artifacts, aural atmospherics and disjointed noise dynamics from the Polish underground music community. Est. 2013.  His vivid, cinematic post- industrial harsh noise works have a prominent conceptual background based on a reflection upon personal vices and self-abusive […]

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Thursday Night, September 15th » Doors open 7:30 PM / Performances start 8:30 PM sharp [buy tickets] Solo: Maia Urstad (sound art) Group One: Marshall Trammell (percussion) Laura Ortman (amplified violin) N.N.Y. (saxophone) Group Two: Anne-F Jacques (motors, objects, amplification) Marta Zapparoli (reel to reel, tape recorders) Asimina Chremos (dance) Tom Boram (thocolate tynapple panipulator) Group Three: Ruby Fulton (trumpet, flugelhorn, violin) Jeff Carey (computer) […]

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Friday Night, September 16th » Doors open 7:30 PM / Performances start 8:30 PM sharp [buy tickets] Solo: Laura Ortman (amplified violin) Group One: Jeff Carey (computer) CK Barlow (guitar, sampling, electronics) Rosie Langabeer (piano) Philadelphia N.N.Y. (saxophone) Japan Layne Garrett (guitar, objects, self-built instruments) Group Two: Jimmy Joe Roche (voice, modular synthesizer) Marshall Trammell (percussion) Julius Masri (percussion, keyboards, oud) Group Three: Walter […]

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Saturday Night, September 17th » Doors open 7:30 PM / Performances start 8:30 PM sharp [buy tickets] Solo: N.N.Y. (saxophone) Group One: Owen Gardner (cello, guitar) Laura Ortman (amplified violin) Anne-F Jacques (motors, objects, amplification) Rosie Langabeer (piano) Group Two: Maia Urstad (sound art) John Berndt (saxophone, electronics) Jimmy Joe Roche (voice, modular synthesizer) Eames Armstrong (electronics, dance, performance) Group Three: Noelle Tolbert (dance) Hanna […]

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Saturday Matinee, September 17th » Doors open 12 NOON / Performances start 1:00 PM sharp [buy tickets] Special sets that break the pattern of nightly performances in an attempt to redefine the undefinable. Duos Duo One: Zachary Watkins (electric guitar) Noelle Tolbert (dance) Duo Two: Ruby Fulton (trumpet, flugelhorn, violin) CK Barlow (guitar, sampling, electronics) Duo Three: Jimmy Joe […]

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Sunday Night, September 18th » Doors open 7:30 PM / Performances start 8:30 PM sharp [buy tickets] Solo: Bushmeat Soundsystem (electronics) The Night of Randomization As a new ongoing tradition, the High Zero Festival will leave Sunday Night’s sets up to chance. Fourteen performers will be divided into four sets, randomly. What kind of wonderful, unplanned, […]

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Two of the loudest and most inventive acoustic bass players High Zero has ever witnessed. Thomas Helton hails from Houston. He is a composer and bassist of renown and has performed in groups such as The Core Trio and individuals like Tim Hagans, Milt Jackson, Ernie Watts, William Parker, and Weasel Walter. www.thomashelton.org Michael Formanek is well known […]

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