This June, percussion trio TIGUE presents Surfaces, an evening-length performance of new compositions and improvisations. This will be the first full-length show of original material since the 2015 release of Peaks on New Amsterdam Records.
Surfaces is a new collection of imaginative compositions that fluidly combine aspects of minimalism, post-rock, ambient and contemporary chamber music. The ensemble will be joined by a handful of special guests in a program that includes Triangle (2015) in a new arrangement, the New York premiere of Quilts (2015) for percussion and synthesizer, and the world premiere of Surfaces I & II.
One half new music ensemble, one half art-rock band, TIGUE unites homegrown ethos and conservatory precision. Praised for their energetic and focused performances, the Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based percussionists (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic, and Carson Moody) have worked together extensively on original and composed music for nearly half a decade. As active collaborators, TIGUE has commissioned pieces from Robert Honstein and Adrian Knight and worked closely with Oneida / Man Forever drummer Kid Millions as well as visual artist and sculptor Michael Mercil. Formed in 2012 following concurrent studies at the Eastman School of Music and the Ohio State University, TIGUE crystallized out of, and in spite of, the eclectic contemporary, pop, and avant-garde influences inherent in their DNA.