The High Zero festivals have been heavily documented through audio, video, and written commentary.
Although the majority of High Zero documentation lives in an archive awaiting future publication and review, a taste of this documentation is available online through archived versions of the previous web sites associated with the festival...
High Zero Festival YouTube
Recent festivals have been documented by dedicated teams of camera operators and recorded in multi-track. These recordings have been mastered for your listening pleasure and published to the High Zero YouTube channel.
10th Anniversary DVD+CD!
A decade in the making, this 10th anniversary DVD and CD give a small taste of what audiences have experienced in the first ten years at the festival that Signal to Noise Magazine called “A fertile laboratory of musical possibility without equal.”
To order, click here.
Compact Discs 2000-2006
There have also now been fourteen (!) great CDs produced from performances at the High Zero Festival, published in partnership with the RECORDED music label , and available at the festival and through various distributors.
Blackwater Vision Quest
Fuyuki Yamakawa and friends at High Zero 2006Recorded 022
A Second Shadow
Christine Sehnaoui and friends at High Zero 2006Recorded 020
Scott Moore and friends at High Zero 2005Recorded 019
The Enigma Carols
Phil Minton and friends at High Zero 2005Recorded 017
Susan Alcorn and friends at High Zero 2004Recorded 016
Zeppelins Erste Grosse Fahrt
Todd Whitman and friends at High Zero 2004Recorded 015
Paolo Angeli and friends at High Zero 2003Recorded 014
Michael Johnsen and friends at High Zero 2003Recorded 012
Neil Feather and friends at High Zero 2002Recorded 011
Before The Beginning
Oluyemi Thomas and friends at High Zero 2002Recorded 008
Jack Wright and friends at High Zero 2001Recorded 007
The Long Awaited Etcetera...
Katt Hernandez and friends at High Zero 2001Recorded 005
Mr. Peabody Goes to Baltimore
Joe McPhee and friends at High Zero 2000Recorded 004
Carol Genetti and friends at High Zero 2000
These records are available through various distributors, and also from Normals Books and Records in Baltimore (www.normals.com). What is interesting about the records is that they are not only amazing documents of contemporary improvisation (featuring a huge range of players), but that they also sound VERY DIFFERENT from most of the free improvisation records. If there is a recognizable idiom of free improvisation (in the negative sense), these are not it. Check them out.