This figures to be a lot of fun. And it's free!!!
TASTER! (A buffet of musical experimentation)
8PM, Thursday, June 3rd
2640 St. Paul Street (St. Johns' Church in Charles Village)
Free--Wine and Cheese will be served
RSVP if you can.
The raison d'etre for the event is to create a casual, pleasant context for interested folks to experience the riches of Baltimore experimental and improvised music world. Our foundation has been central to the promotion and cultivation of creative new music in Baltimore, and has produced over 1,000 concerts as well as the High Zero Festivals (Baltimore's best music festival, according to both Baltimore Magazine and City Paper). As a result of our activities, Baltimore has become known around the world as a center for challenging, unorthodox music, and we have been directly credited in more mainstream outlets like Rolling Stone (in giving Baltimore the award for "Best Music City") and The New York Times as being central to the major musical Renaissance in the city.
And yet, for many in Baltimore, the sort of music we present is still both quite exotic and unfamiliar. It probably always will be--that is its nature--but we are excited for more folks to experience it and have a chance to have contact with this exciting subculture.
This event is design to be a thumbnail introduction to the music and the people who make it, with an emphasis on fun and novelty. In addition to good food and drink and casual conversation, this event will feature miniature, highly varied sets by these hand-picked ensembles, made up of great Baltimore area musicians:
Neil Feather: inventions
Eric Franklin: inventions
Dan Breen: inventions
John Dierker: bass clarinet
Samuel Burt: bass clarinet
Britton Powell: bass
Will Redman: drums
Susan Alcorn: pedal steel guitar
Paul Neidhardt: drums
Chris Pumphrey: alto saxophone
Andy Hayleck: inventions
Ayako Katoaka: inventions
Peter Blasser: inventions
Please come and bring interested friends and family. It’s a chance to get them to peek into the amazing, exotic world of Baltimore experimental music and see what you like. We think they will find it interesting, and it may open some interesting doors for people. The whole event will last about an hour and a half, starting at the Church at 8PM sharp!
Hope to see you there and please feel free to bring your friends!
President, High Zero Foundation