High Mayhem is pleased to curate 1 night of the HIGH ZERO ONLINE FESTIVAL 2020.
September 24-27.  For more info visit highzero.org.

All shows on: https://www.twitch.tv/highzerofoundation

See schedule below









Thursday 9/24 8pm- CHICAGO, IL


Alejandro Acierto (artist, musician) from Chicago
Luke Stewart (doublebass) District of Columbia/NYC


Norman Long (sound, art, design)
Mallory Linehan (violin)
Billie Howard (multiple instruments)

Video Commission

Jonathan Woods (video)
ABZyrd (sound)

Friday 9/25 8pm – Santa Fe, NM


Marisa DeMarco (Bigawatt) (voice) from Santa Fe
Jamal Moore, (reeds, percussion, electronics) from Baltimore


Raven Chacon (electronics, guitar)
Carlos Santistevan (upright bass, electronics)
Tatsuya Nakatani (extended percussion)

Video Commission

ACVilla (video), Thollem (sound) New Mexico: Outside In

Saturday 9/26 8pm- Baltimore, MD


Lucas Yasunaga, (ecosystem of synthetic animals) from Baltimore
Ada Pinkston, (movement, mixed media/uncategorized) from Baltimore


Neroj Patrick (bass)
Shelly Purdy (percussion)
Duncan Moore (electronics)
Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar)
Sue-C (live video processing)

Video Commission

Timothy Nohe, Baltimore

Sunday 9/27 8pm- Seattle, WA


Allison Clendaniel, (voice) from Baltimore
Marina Albero, (piano) from Seattle


Jim Knodle
Casey Adams
Heather Bentley (viola)
Evan Woodle (percussion)
Jenny Ziefel (clarinet, saxophone)

Silent Blaze

Melody Owen, machinima video
Dana Reason, music
Recorded in single take on Sept. 16th, 2020 during the Oregon Wildfires at Boxwood Labs, Corvallis Oregon. No post production edits made to the music.


High Mayhem Emerging Arts is proud to release Flashes Before Our Mind by Thollem

All album proceeds will be donated to the Pueblo Relief Fund

This album is part of the On(e) Day webcast and album series curated by High Mayhem Emerging Arts, based in Santa Fe, NM. Creative artists are brought into our live room recording studio and have 1 day to record an album. The session is webcast and the resulting album is then released. Authentic performances. Insights into Creativity.


For this On(e) Day session Thollem played 1 long set of solo improvisations and explorations and edited the music for the gems- Video of the session can be found here:

Here are some words about the album from the artist:


I recorded this music entirely with the new Korg Wavestate which I had just acquired. The album is a sonic adventure full of surprises. I loved recording this album. And it was a blast recording in Carlos’ beautiful studio.
When I was editing the final mixes when George Floyd was murdered. I decided to weave 526 seconds of silence into the editing of the album. Each pause is in prime numbers starting from 2 seconds leading up to 43 and back down to 2. This has been a powerful meditation for me and I feel that this is a powerful work of art. That said, this country desperately needs fundamental change to heal from hundreds of years of systemic racism and genocide, far beyond symbolic and artistic expression.


The cover art is a photograph by ACVilla somewhere between Española and Albuquerque.

Love and solidarity, Tholl

Please consider supporting the longevity of High Mayhem and On(e) Day by donating to us. Your donation is used to support the artists and pay for the equipment that makes this possible.

For On(e) Day albums and other releases, please check out our ONLINE STORE!  Some of the old out of print releases, some available for the first time!


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<p>“… as if drum ‘n’ bass took a detour through an electro-acoustic free-punk Jucifer and had its downbeats addled or partly removed.”-Signal to Noise Review</p>
<p>The result is a duo that is drags rhythm through the mud in unimaginably glorious ways.</p>