Patrick Higgins - Dossier LP
Label: Other People
Nicolas Jaar's Other People present a new solo record of guitar and live custom electronics from artist Patrick Higgins, an American avant-garde composer and producer from New York City. Higgins is known for his work in experimental and contemporary classical music, playing guitar and composing in the ensemble Zs, which is said to be one of the strongest innovative bands in New York. His work as a composer traverses the styles of the European avant-garde styles with the post-minimalist sounds of New York. Dossier is a four-movement piece performed live without overdubs or edits. All of the samples and synthetic patches were custom built and specifically engaged to become elements of live guitar manipulation. The sound world is post-apocalyptic in style but builds to an intimate and introspective finish. The material was developed over a two-year period and finished at the end of 2016.