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    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.