After many years of sharing a stage, the guitarist and violinist present their first release together
New York based composers and performers Patrick Higgins and Josh Modney have often played together as improvisors and chamber musicians. Guitarist Higgins is also a member of avant-garde group Zs, while violinist and violist Modney was a founder of the Mivos Quartet and is director of the Wet Ink Ensemble.
EVRLY MVSIC, a cassette album released by Vermont label NNA Tapes, sees the pair composing experimental guitar and violin pieces inspired by the Early Music of Europe, with their instruments played in such a way that recall early stringed instruments such as the oud and viol. The latter part of the album introduces electric guitar and real-time electronic processing on both instruments, expanding upon the original acoustic motifs of earlier tracks.
EVRLY MVSIC is available on cassette via NNA Tapes on 22 September 2017.