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
Violinist and violist Miranda Cuckson is in high demand as a soloist and chamber musician in a wide range of repertoire, and has in recent years earned a reputation for her outstanding performances of contemporary music. Downbeat magazine recently stated, “Violinist Miranda Cuckson reaffirms her standing as one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music.” Praised for her “undeniable musicality” (New York Times) and “formidable technique” (Sequenza 21), she appears in major concert halls and at universities, galleries and informal spaces. She has performed at such venues as the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Teatro Colón, Miller Theatre, 92nd Street Y, Guggenheim Museum, BAM, Museum of Modern Art, Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles, and the Marlboro, Bard, Lincoln Center, Bridgehampton, Music Mountain, Portland and Bodensee festivals.
She has made lauded appearances as soloist with orchestras in the US and abroad, including her Carnegie Hall debut a few years ago in Walter Piston’s concerto with the American Symphony Orchestra. An acclaimed and prolific recording artist, she recorded her first CD for German label ECM Records this year: sonatas by Bartók, Schnittke and Lutoslawski. Her Urlicht Audiovisual recording of Luigi Nono’s ”La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura” for violin and electronics, with Christopher Burns, was named a Best Classical Recording of 2012 by the New York Times. Her first CD featured the Korngold and Ponce concertos with the Czech National Symphony, on Centaur Records. She subsequently made four recital CDs of American music: music by Ralph Shapey, Donald Martino and Ross Lee Finney. Vanguard Classics released her CD with pianist Blair McMillen of music by Michael Hersch, “the wreckage of flowers”. Releases last year included a CD comprising works by Sessions, Carter and Eckardt; and “Melting the Darkness”, solo microtonal and electronics pieces by Xenakis, Haas, Rowe and others.
This season, she is curating and performing in concerts at the new music venue National Sawdust, and makes solo appearances at the Liquid Music series in St. Paul and at the Met Breuer museum in New York. She has collaborated with such composers as Henri Dutilleux, Elliott Carter, Thomas Adès, Salvatore Sciarrino, John Adams, Pierre Boulez, Lee Hyla, Steven Mackey, George Crumb, Michael Hersch, Helmut Lachenmann, Kaija Saariaho, Magnus Lindberg, Mario Davidovsky, Phillipe Hurel, Derek Bermel, Yehudi Wyner, Georg Friedrich Haas, Jason Eckardt, Tristan Murail, Charles Wuorinen and Sebastian Currier. In 2012, she performed a new work by Harold Meltzer that was commissioned for her by the Library of Congress in honor of Fritz Kreisler. She is a member of the collective counter)induction and director of the not-for-profit Nunc, which she founded in 2007.
Miranda studied at The Juilliard School, where she received her BM, MM and DMA degrees and won the Presser and Richard F. French Awards. Her teachers included Felix Galimir, Robert Mann, Dorothy DeLay, Shirley Givens, and for chamber music, Fred Sherry and the Juilliard String Quartet. She is on the violin faculty at Mannes College the New School for Music.