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The Red Room’s “130% Surround Sound” Series Debuts Tonight, 8:30 p.m.

August 5, 2010
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The Red Room Collective kicks off a new series tonight dedicated to four-channel sound works. Titled “130% Surround Sound” and curated by musical chameleon Tom Boram, the series capitalizes on the Red Room’s recent upgrades and refurbishment. “The Red Room bought a new PA last year and we decided to keep the old one,”...
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Taster! Event Offers an Experimental Music Buffet (and Food, Too)

June 3, 2010
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Taster! Event Offers an Experimental Music Buffet (and Food, Too)

As organizer of the annual High Zero Festival and the experimental hive the Red Room, the High Zero Foundation (HZF) has been an integral part of the city’s arts community for more than a decade now, and a forerunner/sparkplug of Baltimore’s current arts explosion. But the HZ folks also understand that there are plenty...
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High Zero Festival Will Again Melt Your Face

July 9, 2008
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High Zero Festival Will Again Melt Your Face

In the mail this morning was an exciting little teaser from Samuel Burt of the High Zero Foundation. In it were a few details of this year’s marathon of noise, improvisation, and other bits of uncategorizable, wonderful oddness. The fest, celebrating its 10th anniversary, runs Sept. 17-21, and, once again, the main attractions will...
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Singing With the Lexie Mountain Choir

April 29, 2008
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Singing With the Lexie Mountain Choir

“YELL AT ME IT’LL BE FUN AND EASY THANK YOU” Though it sounds like a kinky personal ad, the above enticement is lifted from a recent Lexie Mountain promotional e-mail. Another caps-heavy missive described her then-upcoming recording session, held last Monday at the Red Room at Normals Books and Records, as “HECKLE TIME USA.”...
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Before Language

March 5, 2008
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Intrigued by sound artist Alessandro Bosetti‘s descriptions of Mask Mirror–his talking computer program–during a recent interview, Noise headed out to his Saturday performance at the Red Room at Normals Books and Records imagining some next-level, avant-garde Speak n’ Spell. Turns out, this thought was not too far off the mark, though Mask Mirror was...
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