About This Event
Doors Open:6:00 PM
Show Time:7:00 PM
Record release concert for Patrick Higgins’ Double LP String Quartet No.2 + Glacia — an eclectic and adventurous evening of experimental, classical music, and angular pop. Patrick Higgins, downtown composer and guitarist of ZS, will perform new works for solo stereo guitar as well as a duet for violin and laptop featuring Joshua Modney. The night also features the acclaimed Mivos Quartet performing works by Higgins, in collaboration with the composer. Closing out the concert is Buke and Gase, innovative purveyors of hand-built instruments and expert art-pop.
Standing Room: $13 advance /$17 day of show
Seated: $17 advance / $20 day of show
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
Buke And Gase have performed festivals and stages throughout North America and Europe with: Deerhoof, Death Grips, Flying Lotus, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Tinariwen, Extra Life, Daniel Higgs, Owen Pallett, Tune Yards, Reggie Watts, The National, Mission of Burma, Talk Normal, The Ex. Festivals: All Tomorrow’s Parties, Moogfest, Big Ears, Bang On A Can, Pop Montreal, Cross-Linx, Fusion Fest and more.
Musical content may consist of volatile rhythmic scenery and panoramic vocal melodies.
“It doesn’t happen very often that we find out about an emerging rock band that is absolutely mind blowing, both on record and live. BUKE & GASS is such a band.” – Deli Magazine
Buke and Gase official site
Described by The New Yorker magazine as one of the “prime movers of the local avant-garde”, and an “exacting avant-classical guitarist” by TimeOut NY, Patrick Higgins is a New York based composer/performer of experimental music. Higgins has composed works for some of the nation’s leading classical ensembles, ranging from orchestral works, percussion cycles, and string quartets to smaller chamber ensembles and soloists. He has scored works for television, museum exhibitions, and films both short-form and feature-length. Higgins plays guitar and composes in the now-legendary ensemble ZS, hailed by the New York Times as “one of the strongest avant-garde bands in New York.”
Patrick Higgins’ music has been performed internationally in over 16 countries, including performances at some of the world’s leading concert venues and music festivals: Merkin Concert Hall, Issue Project Room, Roulette, The Stone, 92Y Tribeca, Club Unit (Tokyo), Vacant Gallery (Tokyo), Donau Festival (Austria), Incubate (Netherlands), Berghain (Germany), Magazin 4 (Belgium), Sonic (France) and many more.
At South-by-Southwest: “it wouldn’t be entirely unreasonable to name Patrick Higgins the best guitarist of the 2013 event. By some combination of talent and a well-conceived rig, he makes breakneck playing look effortless.” -Premier Guitar Magazine
“polyglot NYC composer” and “out-of-the-box classical guitarist” part of “New York’s generation of up-and-coming composers” – Time Out NY
“Mr. Higgins made his guitar chords chime and scrape and judder [...] it was also bright, severe, and specific.” – New York Times
“classical composer [...] well known as a gifted guitarist at home on the more brutal, punky fringes of the prog-rock community” – The New Yorker
Patrick Higgins official site
The Mivos Quartet, an “accomplished, admirably broad-minded young string quartet” (The New York Times), is devoted to performing the works of contemporary composers, presenting new music to diverse audiences. Since the quartet’s beginnings in 2008 they have performed the works of emerging and established international composers who represent varied aesthetics of contemporary classical composition. Mivos is invested in commissioning and premiering new music for string quartet, particularly in a context of close collaboration with composers over extended time-periods. In the upcoming 2013-14 season, Mivos will collaborate on new works with Sam Pluta (Lucerne Festival Commission), Dan Blake (Jerome Commission), Mark Barden (Wien Modern Festival Commission), Richard Carrick (Fromm Commission), Eric Wubbels (CMA commission), Patrick Higgins (ZS) and Kate Soper. Mivos is also committed to working with guest artists, exploring multi-media projects involving live video and electronics, creating original compositions and arrangements for the quartet, and performing improvised music. Mivos has appeared on concert series including Asphalt Festival (Düsseldorf, Germany), Concerti Aperitivo (Udine, Italy), HellHOT! New Music Festival (Hong Kong), Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI), and Aldeburgh Music (UK), where Mivos was invited to work with the Arditti Quartet and Helmut Lachenmann. Mivos was one of five groups selected for the Young Ensembles Fellowship at the 2012 Darmstadt Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, where they were awarded a Fellowship Prize for Interpretation. Mivos returned to Aldeburgh Music in January 2013 for a two-week residency, where they performed several concerts and recorded their upcoming solo album featuring music by Alex Mincek, Felipe Lara, David Franzson, and Wolfgang Rihm (Carrier Records, November 2013).
The Mivos Quartet official site
Photo credit: Ralf Puder & Nana Franck