Fri October 4th, 2013
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $13/$17/$20
free for members
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
Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez improvise, organize, mix, master, release and perform genuine, contradictory, rhythmically dense, thoughtfully lyricized and melodically-driven sonic landscapes. Always accounting for self-sufficiency they aim to perform each sound live, utilizing all available limbs to manipulate their sonic space. They filter and tweak the self designed instruments referred to in their nom de plume through multiple effects concurrently while triggering home-crafted rhythms in time, therefore, the duo is often seated during their shows, and the flurry of action onstage has led many an observer to question who plays what and how in the deceivingly wide aural experience. The girl sings her heart out; medics will siren their arrival shortly after the final note to replace her throbbing meat-ball with scotch tape and pliers.
Along their journey as Buke (byük) and Gase (gãce) they’ve toured the world and shared stages with Battles, So Percussion, The National, Swans, Owen Pallett, Tomahawk, Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Deerhoof, Reggie Watts, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Tyondai Braxton, tUnE-yArDs, Mission of Burma, Tinariwen, Ahleuchatistas, Zs, Animal Collective, Landlady, How to Dress Well, among many others, proving to fit well in a diverse array of musical arenas.
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 ensembles, ranging from chamber orchestra works, percussion cycles, and string quartets to smaller 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 ZS, hailed by the New York Times as “one of the strongest avant-garde bands in New York.”
As a soloist, he performs both classical acoustic and electric guitar in genre-bending contexts, utilizing extended technique and electronic processing. A work of “visionary […] master-craftsmanship on guitar” (Tiny Mix Tapes), his record of quadraphonic guitar compositions STEREO was named to the Best of 2012 by Impose Magazine, and his electro-acoustic project Bachanalia has received numerous plaudits for its re-interpretation of the Baroque master’s work. A unique double LPof Higgins’ String Quartet No.2 and its electro-acoustic “remix” Glaciais out on Ex Cathedra Records – called “stunning” by Experimedia. Social Death Mixtape – a record of assorted experimental composition, is now available on NNA Records. Zs’ most recent relase Xe was named no.3 avant record of the year by Rolling Stone, and listed as one of the best records of 2015 by the LA Times.
Patrick Higgins’ music has been performed internationally in over 20 countries, including performances at some of the world’s leading concert venues and music festivals: Unsound Festival (Poland), Big Ears Festival, The Queense Museum (NY), Merkin Concert Hall (Ecstatic Music Fest), Issue Project Room, Roulette, The Stone, (le) Poisson Rouge, Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, ICA Boston, Hopscoth Festival, le Guess Who? (Holland), Club Unit (Tokyo), Vacant Gallery (Tokyo), Donau Festival (Austria), Incubate (Netherlands), Berghain (Germany), Magazin 4 (Belgium), Sonic (France), Puxian Grand Theater (China), Miami Art Basel, Paula Cooper Gallery, SF MOMA and many more.
Upcoming projects and collaborations include a new record of solo guitar and sampled percussion, a new record featuing Josh Modney of ICE and Wet Ink, a double LP of the TOCSIN cycle, a new long form composition for string orchestra to premiere in Holland, a forthcoming record of Bach’s lute music, some hand-bound editions of scores, and an on-going project of nomadic symphonic/installation works with Wild Dogs INTL.
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.