Patrick Higgins (US)
An immersive audio-visual performance of live guitar and choreographed dance inside of Matthew Schreiber’s laser sculpture
OPUS 2018 PROJECT
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Patrick Higgins will present an immersive audio-visual performance of his latest album Dossier, featuring custom choreography by Monica Mirabile (FlucT) with Jes Nelson, Aaron Ricks and Tara-Jo Tashna. The performance will occur as an intervention inside of Matthew Schreiber’s laser sculpture, in which musician, dancers, and audience alike will become immersed in a transforming landscape of surround sound, motion, and live-triggered video materials. The piece engages with the alienation and inner emotional economy of contemporary digital life, its politics, erotics, and violence. Dossier was released in June 2018 on Nicolas Jaar’s Other People record label.
Higgins is a New York-based composer and performer of experimental music, and 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 performed internationally in over 20 countries, including Unsound Festival, Big Ears Festival and Le Guess Who Festival. Higgins’s band Zs was described by The New York Times as “one of the strongest avant-garde bands in New York.”