Tiny Waves, Accidental Music Festival and CM5 present:
Zs solos: Diamond Terrifier (Sam Hillmer) and Higgins (Patrick Higgins) plus Guardian Alien
1036 N. Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
7:00 pm doors, 8:00 pm concert, $8 admission
After wringing our hands, meditating on how to get Zs to Orlando for quite a time, we were first able to dovetail on South By Southwest, then get the additional offer for a separate Zs solos evening. Yes. Our Zs residency will include a group concert and a DJ set after-party, then concluding with Zs solos plus Guardian Alien. The Zs collective performance carries a sense of ceremony and its parts certainly carries the same in a moderately atomized, but still identifiable form.
Northern Spy Records describes Diamond Terrifier as such:
DIAMOND TERRIFIER is Sam Hillmer of Zs. Diamond Terrifier is Sam’s saxophone and electronics solo incarnation. Named after the English translation of the Indo-Tibetan god-name Vajrabairahva, Diamond Terrifier is concerned with the potential positive qualities of destruction as mediated by noise/drone sheets of sound music.
Thrill Jockey Records describes their artist this way:
Guardian Alien is a free-wheeling ensemble coming into its own, having found just the right balance between structured arrangements and wild abandon. Helmed by Greg Fox, who has lent his percussive force to the likes of Teeth Mountain, Dan Deacon, and Liturgy, the ensemble was initially an extension of his solo music (GDFX).
Read Village Voice’s Best Of Award naming Greg Fox Best Drummer in 2011.
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 (b.1984) is a New York based composer/performer of experimental music. An active presence in the NYC independent music scene since 2004, Higgins composed and played guitar in the post-rock duo Animal. Recently, he has turned his attentions to the Baroque, arranging and performing the music of J.S. Bach for acoustic guitar and stereo electronics: Bachanalia. Among numerous other compositions for small ensemble and chamber orchestra, a recording of Higgins’ String Quartet No.2 is currently in production with the MIVOS Quartet. A record of video-game inspired electronic works is now available on ELE Records, Monkey Mountain.
Higgins compositions list and audio samples here.