The Program is as follows:
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24th will be curated by Santa Fe New Mexico’s HIGH MAYHEM FESTIVAL “Operating as a non profit dedicated to challenging the homogenizing effect of pop-culture groupthink by providing opportunities for and fostering collaborations with underrepresented “experimental” artists”, since 2001.FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25th will be curated by Chicago, Illinois’ ELASTIC ARTS “Since 2002 they have been presenting innovative, non-conventional music, art, and performance, Elastic Arts provides the community the opportunity to participate in uncommon programming in an intimate performance environment, free from commercial restraints.”SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26th will be curated by Baltimore’s, HIGH ZERO FOUNDATION For 22 years The High Zero Festival has been unlike many related festivals, not narrow in terms of sensibility or subculture, but rather widely inclusive of all the different types of experimental music-making in the moment.SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27th will be curated by Seattle, Washington’s SEATTLE IMPROVISED MUSIC FESTIVAL. For 35 years SIMF, and their meta-body Nonsequitur has “been an unwavering champion of under-represented music and musicians. It has helped reveal and sustain an otherwise too fragile creative ecology.”
Every night The National High Zero Festival will present an improvised ensemble performance, 2 improvised solo performances and to acknowledge the medium by which all of this is getting presented this year, a piece by a local experimental film/video maker.
High Zero Festival has always been a call to life and collective action beyond the prosaic and repetitive. This year, we all more than ever need a sense of possibility and a chance to look beyond that rigid patterns of the present moment. The collective upwelling of talent, eccentric thinking, and pure sensuality that is High Zero Festival is a perfect escape hatch for these overly constrained times. We hope you will join the party.
The festival will be broadcast at 8PM Eastern US time at https://www.twitch.tv/highzerofoundation