with Arone Dyer’s Dronechoir & 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 Dronechoir
Dronechoir combines unfamiliar collaborators with an unrehearsed performance that continuously reshapes itself through space-specific movement directions, physically foregrounding specific singers at different points in the carefully-composed piece, bringing depth to the listener’s experience by challenging comfort barriers and introducing a heightened sense of engagement with the performance.
Arone Dyer has presented over 10 Dronechoir performances since 2015, from Hudson, NY, to Berlin, Germany, with anywhere from 4 to 24 vocalists, and most recently presented a successful collaboration with poet Mahogany L. Browne for Ecstatic Music Festival in NYC.
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.