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High Zero Festival


High Zero

catch of the day fish (2)Wow. It’s already the 15th year of the High Zero Festival—just another one of the off-beat (no pun intended) arts celebrations that gives Baltimore its unique flavor, and a reputation for being a hub of creativity. Known primarily as a festival for experimental and improvisational music, High Zero now encompasses much more than that—with film screenings, dance pieces, and—of course—music, taking place in a few venues around Mt. Vernon. If you’re willing to venture a little farther, you even can take workshops from musical masters at Peabody, Goucher, and Towson too—all as a part of High Zero.

Weekend Event Picks: The Gathering, High Zero


Picks from our Events page…

Come Friday night, the last thing you want to do is cook.  You’ve probably run out of groceries, have no urge to run to the store, and the novelty of the new restaurant around the corner has worn off.  Today, give yourself a break and check out The Gathering. From 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the intersection of Keswick and 34th Street, a large array of local food trucks  and bands will gather for treats and tunes.  For only $15, you can invest in an unlimited drinks wristband.  If you’re feeling guilty about forgoing the veggies and splurging on ginger-rum marinated steak tacos at Woody’s Taco Island, you can counter that guilt knowing that a portion of the proceeds will benefit Art With a Heart.





    High Zero 2012: Improvisational Music and Dance Festival Takes Over Charm City

    Jimmy Joe Roche on a billboard on Greenmount. Original photo by Stewart Mostofsky.

    Currently in its 14th year, High Zero is an egalitarian, dogmatically improvisational Baltimore music festival whose format is something like the international experimental music community’s version of a corporate team-building exercise. The performers play several sets over the course of the festival, thrown together in various ad hoc collaborations. Often, the players haven’t even met each other before entering into a spontaneous musical partnership.

    The Best of Artscape: Hume at High Zero


    Even though we didn’t see a clear sky until Sunday, Artscape didn’t let us down. The Baltimore Rock Opera Society tore up Charles Street Bridge, the Koresh Dance Company made me wish I’d done ballet classes instead of Tae Kwon Do, and I didn’t care about my stomachache because the seafood gumbo gyro I got it from was so damn delicious. Everything was great, but by far the best thing I saw/consumed was a 40-minute set by the band Hume at High Zero’s Worlds in Collusion.