Monday, September 20, 2010

High Zero 2010

All this week in Baltimore is High Zero, one of the country's premiere gatherings for improv and experimental sound. This is the event's 12th year of existence, with performances of all varieties happening all week here in town.

This year's High Zero brings in experimental musicians from all over the world including Hans Koch, Karen Borca, Wobbly, Tomoko Sauvage, Gary Smith, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Andew Neumann, Juanjose Rivas, Tuna Pase, and Keith Fullerton Whitman. These out of towners will join forces with some of Baltimore's finest experimental sound-smiths including Ami Dang (above), Drew Daniel, Dan Deacon, Owen Gardner, Marc Miller, Liz Meredith, M.C. Schmidt, Michael Muniak, Stewart Mostofsky, Ayako Kataoka, Shelly Blake-Plock, and Tiffany Defoe.

The main events will take place at the Theatre Project starting on Thursday, and sound installations will be presented at Gallery Four starting tomorrow. There will be a pre-festival concert called "Ghost Dancers" which takes place at the 2640 Space on September 22nd. There will also be "Hijinx" events, which are street performances that will take place all over the city. Keep updated on these impromptu events right here.

Get full details on the event here, and peep the main schedule after the jump.

Tuesday 9/21 at Gallery 4, H&H Building, 7:30
Opening of "Electric Petting Zoo," High Zero sound installations by Tristan Perich, Karl Ekdahl, and Julie Benoit
With an opening performance by:
- Tristan Perich, in duo with Tom Goldstein, on crotales, perform a hypnotic minimalist composition by Perich
- Ich Auch: First live performance of synth/drums improv duo with Karl Ekdahl.
- Salamander Wool Quartet. Carson Garhardt's music, in forst ever quartet format, with Dan Breen, Paul Neidhardt, and Walker Teret.
- Tristan Perich, 1 bit improvisation.
- Recommending donation for performance: $5

Wednesday 9/22 at 2640 Space; 8PM $5
Ghost Dancer's: An special atmospheric concert by Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar) and Claire Barratt (movement) at 2640 Space (2640 St. Paul St.).

Thursday 9/23, Opening Night at Theatre Project, 8;30, $12
Experimental performances with Shelly Blake-Plock, Ami Dang, Owen Gardner, Liz Meredith, Tuna Pase, Karen Borca, Tiffany Defoe, Shayna Dunkelman, Marc Miller, Michael Muniak, M.C. Schmidt, Dragos Tara, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Andrea Neumann, Juanjosè Rivas and Wobbly.

Friday 9/24 at Theatre Project, 8;30, $12
Experimental performance with Andrea Neumann, Tiffany Defoe, Hans Koch, Stewart Mostofsky, Karen Borca, Ami Dang, Ayako Kataoka, Tomoko Sauvage, Owen Gardner, Liz Meredith, Dr. Johannes Rosenberg, Drew Daniel, Dan Deacon, Tuna Pase, Juanjosè Rivas.

Saturday Matinee 9/25 at Theatre Project, 1PM, $12
Two special projects conceived and curated by Baltimore's Ayako Kataoka and Dan Deacon involving numerous High Zero performers.

Saturday Night 9/25 at Theatre Project, 8;30, $12
Experimental performance with Karen Borca, Hans Koch, Liz Meredith, Michael Muniak, Tuna Pase, Gary Smith, Shelly Blake-Plock, Dr. Johannes Rosenberg, Wobbly, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Marc Miller, Stewart Mostofsky, Tomoko Sauvage, Shayna Dunkelman, Juanjosè Rivas.

Sunday 9/26 at Theatre Project, 8;30, $12
Experimental performance with Keith Fullerton Whitman, Owen Gardner, Marc Miller, Gary Smith, Shelly Blake-Plock, Dan Deacon, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Ayako Kataoka, Hans Koch, Tomoko Sauvage, M.C. Schmidt, Drew Daniel, Shayna Dunkelman, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Wobbly.

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