High Zero Festival 2011 dates, early performers announced

The Baltimore Sun

This year's High Zero Festival will take place between September 22 and 25, organizers said earlier this week.

That gives it an entire weekend of its own, unlike last year, which coincided with Virgin Mobile FreeFest.

The 13th edition of the experimental music festival will feature outdoor concerts, recording sessions, workshops, and like last year, guerilla street performances. 

This year, there will also be a dance performance on September 20 at 2640 Space and a film night at the Charles Theater September 21. Most concerts will take place at the Theatre Project in Mt. Vernon.

Among the local performers confirmed so far this year are Jason Willett, Max Eisenberg, and Andrew Bernstein. Other performers include: John Butcher, Amy Cimini, Lisle Ellis. A complete list of early confirmations is at the festival's website.

"The players are carefully selected by the festival's organizers for their intense, unique music, whether it is based around dramatic intensity, humor, specially designed instruments, original approach, raw sound, or nearly superhuman instrumental technique," organizers said in a press release. "The resulting collaborations challenge the limits of music.."

Last year's event featured, among others, Ami Dang, Drew Daniel, Dan Deacon, and veterans like Karen Borca.

The High Zero Foundation, volunteer-run for most of the year, is again soliciting donations to put together the festival. More information is available at their website.

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