High Zero 2013
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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 »

Tomomi Adachi (voice, electronics, self-made instruments) Tokyo

Peter B (invented instruments) Connecticut

Angèlica Castelló (paetzold, tapes, electronics) Mexico City/Vienna

Alvin Fielder (percussion) Jackson, MS

Walter Kitundu (inventions) San Francisco

Misha Marks (guitar, baritone horn) New Zealand/Mexico City

Magda Mayas (clavinet, piano) Berlin

David Moré (saw, electronics) Chicago

Gino Robair (miscellany) San Francisco

Karen Stackpole (gongs) Oakland

Birgit Ulher (trumpet, radio, speaker, objects) Hamburg

Sabine Vogel (flute, electronics) Potsdam, Berlin

Weasel Walter (drums) New York City

Musicians from Baltimore »

Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar)

Andrew Bernstein (reeds, electronics)

Christina Blomberg (tenor saxophone)

Tom Boram (thocolate tynapple panipulator, epiglottal trills)

Jaimie Branch (trumpet)

Rose Hammer Burt (reeds)

Samuel Burt (daxophone, bass clarinet, computer)

Patrick Crossland (trombone)

Jesse Haas (saxophone)

Bonnie Jones (electronics, language)

Sharon Mansur (movement)

Kelvin Pittman (saxophone)

Will Schorre (modular synthesizer)