Ok, there is now, officially, way too much going on in the DC-Baltimore region this weekend. Just received the following through the experimental music listserv I'm on:
The Baltimiore High Zero Festival
Thursday, Sept. 22nd to Sunday, Sept. 25th at
The Theater Project 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Showtimes: Thursday-Sunday 8:30-midnight
Saturday matinee show, 1-4PM
Admission: Individual concert: $10
Festival pass: $35
Sound installations, workshops, and site-specific performances begin
Sept 15th all around town!
For a full schedule see: www.highzero.org
Tickets can be purchased over the phone:410-752-8558
Baltimore's HIGH ZERO Festival is one of the largest and most radical festivals of improvised music in the country, bringing together an amazing group of players each year for all-new collarboations, united united in their wil-to-experiment and desire to cross boundaries into the unknown. Ranging across the territories of jazz, sound art, electronic music, noise, contemporary composition and mad scientism (at least), the festival is flavored by the visionary imagination and noncomformost sensibility of Baltimore's vital and unusual experimental scene, incorporating many levels of possibilities simultaneous: freely improvised concerts, site specific performances, sound installations, and workshops throughout the city.
I've been once before, and it really is one of the true gems of the Baltimore art scene. If you have any interest in experimental and/or improv music, and you can squeeze it in between exhibits at the Baltimore Book Fair, the National Book Fair, and the Small Press Expo, I highly suggest going. A number of performers are local to the region, so it's also a rare chance to support a lot of local musicians.