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/violist Miranda Cuckson is in demand as soloist and chamber musician in a wide range of repertoire and styles, and has in recent years become one of the most sought-after performers of contemporary works. Downbeat magazine recently stated, “Miranda Cuckson reaffirms her standing as one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music.” A favorite of audiences for her “undeniable musicality” (New York Times), “formidable technique” (Sequenza 21) and “the warmth and humanity she brings to the music” (Cultured Cleveland), she appears in major concert halls and at universities, galleries and informal spaces. She performs at such venues as the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Teatro Colón, Miller Theatre, 92nd Street Y, Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Museum of Modern Art, Monday Evening Concerts in LA, and the Marlboro, Bard, Lincoln Center, Bridgehampton, Music Mountain, Portland and Bodensee festivals.
She has performed as soloist with many orchestras in the US and abroad, including her Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) debut in Walter Piston’s concerto with the American Symphony Orchestra. She recorded her first album for ECM Records last year, and her album of Luigi Nono’s ”La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura” for violin and electronics, with Christopher Burns on Urlicht Audiovisual, was named a Best Classical Recording of 2012 by the New York Times. Her other eight acclaimed albums include the Korngold and Ponce concertos, Michael Hersch’s “the wreckage of flowers”, solo and duo music by Americans Shapey, Martino, Finney, Sessions, Carter and Eckardt, and most recently, “Melting the Darkness”, solo microtonal and electronics pieces by Xenakis, Haas, Rowe and others.
In the past year, her solo recital appearances have included the Liquid Music series presented by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newly opened Met Breuer, the Strathmore Music Center and the Look and Listen Festival. She has collaborated with an array of remarkable composers including Henri Dutilleux, Elliott Carter, Thomas Adès, Salvatore Sciarrino, John Adams, Pierre Boulez, Lee Hyla, Steven Mackey, George Crumb, Vijay Iyer, Helmut Lachenmann, Kaija Saariaho, Magnus Lindberg, Mario Davidovsky, Phillipe Hurel, Derek Bermel, Yehudi Wyner, Georg Friedrich Haas, Tristan Murail, Charles Wuorinen and Sebastian Currier. In 2012, the Library of Congress commissioned a work for her by Harold Meltzer, which she premiered there in honor of Fritz Kreisler.
Miranda is founder/director of non-profit Nunc, guest curator at National Sawdust and a member of counter)induction. She studied at The Juilliard School, where she received her BM, MM and DMA degrees and won the Presser and Richard F. French Awards. She is on the violin faculty at the Mannes School of Music at New School University.