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Review: High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music

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Baltimore’s High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music is a one-of-a-kind event that would challenge just about anyone’s conception of what a music festival — indeed, music itself — should sound like. To cover the weekend-long festival for British music magazine The Wire, I immersed myself in over 20 hours of concert performances, tagged along for spontaneous, guerrilla musical events here and there throughout the city, visited “sound installations” in local art galleries, and met with many of the musicians for one-on-one interviews. Festival organizers must have agreed with my description of the event as an “utterly confounding yet utopian vision of music’s possibilities”; they’ve used this phrase as a tag line on their promotional materials ever since. :: PDF ::