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High Jinx is a schedule of site-specific street performances at numerous places about Baltimore city coinciding with the High Zero festival. These events are creative, musical and socially challenging. They are rarely obnoxious and never intended to do anyone harm. They are not officially sanctioned by the city, therefore you participate at your own risk. However, these events have been some of the greatest public art performances happening in Baltimore.
This year, High Jinx are for the people and by the people and we're taking it to the streets. In three easy steps you can plan, schedule, and promote your High Jinx event:
Now go forth and we'll see you on the street! Or under the underpass! Or in the Legg Mason building! Or at the ATM lobby! Or in the public swimming pool!
If you are experiencing problems using the form below, email your HighJinx ideas to: email@example.com
Calendar of Events:
Online Discussion Group:
Google Groups - High Jinx Baltimore
What does High Jinx need?
People who can decide on an event, organize it (what, where, who and when) and then follow through and execute it. This can be a simple event with one director/performer standing on a street corner or a complex event with many involved.
People who either have skills which satisfy the needs of a particular perfomance or people who want to perform in something that doesn't need specific skills
A great site can dictate what should be perfomed there (ex. crossing over). Or, a great site can be perfect for anything you put in it.
Video cameras, journalists, poets, photographers, sound recordists, spys.
High Jinx is almost "anything goes". Simple ideas can make beautiful events. What can you amplify? (knitting needles) Take the mundane and over emphasize it (ultrareductionist library band). Make music out of almost nothing by meerly changing the context of existing sounds (honkers). Just act silly (the hat band). Be visual (folded paper). Be weird (crossing over). Be conventional (music games). Show off your basement projects (invented instrument)
People who'll tell people what's happening, where and when, post to email lists, put up flyers. People who will bring more people to get involved.
A list of previous HighJinx ideas:
Google Docs - HighJinx Event Ideas
A list of possible HighJinx locations:
Google Docs - HighJinx Sites
High Jinx documentation sites:
Jen Baker (trombone) New York City
Vicki Bennett (found footage sample collage) London, UK
Morgan Evans-Weiler (violin, electronics) Boston
Michael Fischer (saxophone) Vienna, AT
Charlotte Hug (viola, voice) Zurich, CH
Joshua Jefferson (alto saxophone) Boston
John Kilduff (multitasking, live art) Los Angeles, CA
Okkyung Lee (violoncello) Korea/New York City
Andrea Pensado (electronics, voice) Massachusetts
LaDonna Smith (violin) Birmingham, Alabama
Dafne Vicente-Sandoval (bassoon) Paris, FR
Jack Wright (saxophones) Easton, PA
JD Zazie (turntables, CDJ, mixer, found sounds) Berlin, DE
John Berndt (saxophone, inventions, computer)
Jeff Carey (computer)
Charles Dube (electronics)
Owen Gardner (cello, guitar)
Jenny Gräf (electronics, guitar)
Andy Hayleck (electronics, clarinet)
Stewart Mostofsky (electronics)
Paul Neidhardt (percussion, friction)
Wendel Patrick (turntables, electronics)
Mick Ricereto (alto clarinet, electric piano)
Meg Rorison (projections, sound)
M.C. Schmidt (store-bought electronics)
Bob Wagner (drums)
Harry Walker (electric bass)