Thursday, July 20, 2017


Worlds in Collusion at Artscape

WHEN: Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23, 2-8 PM daily
WHERE: UB Student Center (Maryland and Mt. Royal • 5th Floor

High Zero Foundation presents a full weekend of mind-bending performances at Artscape by regional and national artists, including the traditional, the experimental, and the just plain strange throughout the festival weekend!

Friday 7/21

2 PM Small Axe Fractured lo-fi pop duo
3 PM Sean Seaton Contemporary digital art music—with attitude!
4 PM The Witches Modern classical music for violin, flute and voices
5 PM Shelly Purdy & Sam Garrett Guitar and percussion duo informed by contemporary classical music
6 PM Peter Redgrave & Khristian Weeks Minimal movement and sound unite for mesmerizing conceptual slapstick
7 PM Amadou Kouyate Songs ancient and modern from Mali and DC for 21-string kora, djembe and koutiro drums

Saturday 7/22

2 PM Symphony Number One Musicians Michael Rittling and Sean Meyers perform chamber and electro-acoustic music, featuring a new composition by Jason Mulligan, commissioned for Artscape.
3 PM Robbie Neubauer Dense, overwhelmingly eclectic compositions for instruments and electronics
4 PM Polarity Avant garde jazz combo led by bassist Jeron White
5 PM Mbira Oracle Music for the Zimbabwean thumb piano
6 PM Ancestral Duo Multi-instrumentalists Jamal Moore and Luke Stewart’s spiritual space music duo
7 PM Jeff Carey Digital sound and light assault

Sunday 7/23

2 PM John Hoegberg Solo guitar and voice exploring the post-rock delta of American experimental song form
3 PM Patrick James Cain Experimental sound and video art from DC
4 PM Will Schorre Baltimore-based synthesizer, artist, and instrument designer
5 PM Megan McShea & Kristen Anchor Experimental video collaboration (8 minutes) and prose poetry reading by Megan McShea.
6 PM Josh Dean Immersive meditations for modified organ and light box
7 PM Cheick Hamala Diabate The classical music of Mali presented by a master of the ngoni, a distant ancestor of the banjo