The High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music is coming September 19th-22nd, 2019!

Performers from Baltimore

CK Barlow (live sampling, electronics)

John Berndt

Tom Boram

Samuel Burt (daxophone, clarinets)

Ledah Finck (violin, viola)

Nik Francis (percussion, electronics)

Owen Gardner

Clarissa Gregory (dance)

Bonnie Lander

Kristen Toedtman (voice, violin, piano)

Jeron White (doublebass)

Performers from Afar

Steven Baczkowski (saxophone, winds)

Bob Bellerue (improvised feedback manipulation)

Forbes Graham (trumpet, laptop computer)

Sarah Hennies (vibraphone, percussion, composer)

Suzie Kozawa (sound art)

Charmaine Lee (vocalist)

Jayve Montgomery (woodwinds, percussion, and electronics)

Le Quan Ninh (surrounded bass drum)

Danishta Rivero (voice)

Ståle Liavik Solberg

Biliana Voutchkova (violin, voice)

2018 Documentation

2018 Promo Site

The continent’s finest four days of all-in improv and otherwise musical exploration.
- City Paper
A fertile laboratory of musical possibility without equal.
- Signal to Noise Magazine
So highly singular that it corresponds to nothing that has been heard before.
- Maryland Public Television


Photo credit: Stewart Mostofsky; HZ 2018
Above - Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), Orlando Johnson (madnolin).
Below - Dan Conrad (flute)

Photo credit: Rose Hammer Burt; HZ 2018
Below - Sarah Hughes (saxophone)