with Arone Dyer’s Drone Choir & Patrick Higgins
Fri September 2nd, 2016
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $12
Day of Show: $15
“To arrange something this pretty and bare is already a feat in itself, but to see it recreated by a one man band without looping pedals or a backing track is a remarkable experience.” –Stereogum
“Tignor creates a muttered hum of activity that burbles at the fringes of an internally focused halo of sustained, glowing chords, and the effect is powerful.”— NPR
Violinist, Software Engineer, and composer Christopher Tignor is releasing his newest album Along A Vanishing Plane September 16th on Western Vinyl. Check out the singles featured at Stereogum and The Wire below and join us at LPR to celebrate the release of this unique double LP and Arone Dyer’s (of Buke & Gase) amazing Dronechoir.
In the 90’s Christopher Tignor immersed himself in minimalism, working as an assistant for LaMonte Young while learning sound engineering on the job at a New York contemporary music festival produced by Philip Glass. He went on to refine his skills mixing live sound for bands at two of New York’s seminal clubs, CBGB’s and Brownies. During this time Tignor also studied computer science, developing his unique software instruments for processing sounds. He released, composed, and produced 3 albums with his band Slow Six, and two albums with his high-energy duo Wires Under Tension. Tignor has also contributed his skills as violinist and string arranger both in the studio and on tour to This Will Destroy You, John Congleton’s Nighty Nite, Lymbyc Systym, and Meshell Ndegeocell.
Arone Dyer’s Drone Choir
Arone Dyer is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and one half of Brooklyn-born-project Buke and Gase, a genre-defying musical exploration of limits and device. Since February 2015 she has been examining dis/comfort within performance through a series of long-durational choral pieces, aptly titled Dronechoir, which was initiated into being during the first 24-hr Dronefest of Basilica Hudson, and has since metamorphosed for the following 24-hr Dronefest of Basilica 2016, and as its own entity at CR10. How to Melt the Individual Among Peers. Continue onward to www.missarone.com or www.bukeandgase.com to learn more about whatever it is you’re curious about regarding said individual-as-yet-unmelted.
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 LP of Higgins’ String Quartet No.2 and its electro-acoustic “remix” Glacia is out on Ex Cathedra Records – called “stunning” by Experimedia. Social Death Mixtape – a record of assorted experimental composition, is now available on NNA Records.
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), Merkin Concert Hall (Ecstatic Music Fest), Issue Project Room, Roulette, The Stone, 92Y Tribeca, (le) Poisson Rouge, Tribeca Film Festival, Big Ears Festival, ICA Boston, Hopscoth Festival, Club Unit (Tokyo), Vacant Gallery (Tokyo), Donau Festival (Austria), Incubate (Netherlands), Berghain (Germany), Magazin 4 (Belgium), Sonic (France), Puxian Grand Theater (China), Art Basel, The Queens Museum NY, Paula Cooper Gallery and many more.