High Zero 2010
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High Zero is an entirely volunteer-organized cultural event which seriously needs your support if it is to continue. The festival operates from a mix of individual donations, door receipts, a great deal of donated labor and equipment, limited program advertsing, and a small amount of funding, as it is made available from private foundations. The festival has considerable expenses, including significant transportation for musicians, fees, space rental, and publicity. The festival is also unusual in that it pays ALL the musicians extremely equitably, and again, there are no salaries for the organizers. It is a true labor of love. The Festival is organized by The High Zero Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so your contributions are tax-deductable.

We consider the festival to be a totally unusual and inspiring cultural event for Baltimore--both a disruptive and a generative force. HELP US CONTINUE IT!

To place an ad in our festival program, please go here.

Individual Donations:
If you would like to see High Zero continue, please consider showing your support by sending us a (tax deductable) donation.

This year, the festival has the following ultra-serious support categories:

Donate however much you'd like and you'll receive our heartfelt thanks, and maybe some other goods as well! Note: specify amount on the following PayPal form.

Donate $200 and receive thanks, plus a High Zero poster and tee shirt.

Donate $300 and receive thanks, a High Zero poster, tee shirt, and festival pass.

Donate $500 and receive thanks, 2 High Zero CDs, a High Zero poster, tee shirt, and two festival passes.

Donate $1,000 and receive thanks, 2 High Zero CDs, a High Zero poster, tee shirt, and two festival passes.

Donate $1,500 and receive even bigger thanks, 2 High Zero CDs, a High Zero poster, tee shirt, and three festival passes.

Secret Chief
Donate $2,000 and receive even bigger thanks, 2 High Zero CDs, a High Zero poster, tee shirt, three festival passes, and a secret prize.

To donate please click the DONATE button to the right of the category you would like to support. This button will take you to a PayPal based donation website that can accept contributions from all major credit cards and/or from your personal PayPal account. Please note that the donation form asks for a shipping address. We require your mailing address (and your name) in order to send your tax-deductable receipt following your donation.

If you believe in this kind of freewheeling, risk-taking, mind-expanding culture at all, it will be money very well-spent!

If you would prefer to send your donation by check, please send your donation as a check made payable to:

High Zero Foundation, Inc.
3618 Falls Road, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21211

Questions? Email: info@redroom.org

Musicians from Afar »

Karen Borca (NYC): bassoon

Shayna Dunkelman (NYC): percussion

Ju Suk Reet Meate (Portland): trumpet

Hans Koch (Switzerland): bass clarinet

Andrea Neumann (Germany): inner piano

Tuna Pase (Istanbul): voice, flute, laptop

Juanjosè Rivas (Mexico City): circuit bending

Tomoko Sauvage (Paris): porcelain bowls, water

Gary Smith (United Kingdom): guitar

Keith Fullerton Whitman (Boston): electronics

Wobbly (California): electronics

Musicians from Baltimore »

Shelly Blake-Plock: stringed instruments

Ami Dang: sitar, voice, electronics

Drew Daniel: electronics

Dan Deacon: electronics, tuba

Tiffany Defoe: saxophone

Owen Gardner: strings

Ayako Kataoka: electronics

Liz Meredith: viola

Marc Miller: guitar

Stewart Mostofsky: electronics

Michael Muniak: feedback

M.C. Schmidt: electronics

Special Projects »

Dan Deacon (Baltimore)

Ayako Kataoka (Baltimore)

Dr. Johannes Rosenberg (Australia)

Dragos Tara (Switzerland)

Sound Installations »

Tristan Perich (NYC)

Karl Ekdahl (Baltimore)

Julie Benoit (Baltimore)

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Workshops »

Dragos Tara @ Goucher College (9/22)

Wobbly @ Peabody Conservatory (9/22)

Juanjosè Rivas @ MICA (9/22)

Hans Koch @ UMBC (9/24)

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