Nice N Sleazy presents:
Daniel Higgs + Guests
Entry Requirements: 18+ ID Required
Daniel Arcus Incus Ululat Higgs (Baltimore, Maryland) [Thrill Jockey Records, Ideal Recordings, Ideologic Organ] https://danielhiggs.bandcamp.com/
"A musician and artist from on whose behalf superlatives are destined to fail. It’s not that his artistic output – spanning three decades, numerous albums, books of poetry and collections of drawings – simply eludes classification, it defies it. Often we hear that a true work of art is meant to speak for itself, and with the work of Daniel Higgs the maxim rings truer than ever. His art is of the cosmos, we on Earth merely lucky that it happens to be confined to our atmosphere, in our lifetime.
Higgs is known primarily for his work as the sole lyricist and frontman of the band LUNGFISH, a four-piece dedicated to charting, in this listener’s estimation, nothing short of the evolution of all species, known and unknown. That the band has undertaken this pursuit in the guise of a humble rock outfit, in the absence of any public relations fanfare, metanarrative, or manifesto has been enough to endear them to tens of thousands. They are enshrined as one of America’s last true folk bands, and Higgs anointed as a patron saint to artistic purity.
Higgs has wedded his music and his visual art into a singular being, meant to be encountered as a conjuring force similar to that of the tarot experience. The yggdrasil is the great tree of Norse myth that connects all worlds of cosmology. Passing into Christian folklore, the tree is said to connect heaven and earth. In his relentless pursuit of the indivisible, Higgs travels up and down this spine and hatches a new transubstantiation of sound and image into life-form."
SPECIAL GUESTS : Raymond MacDonald & Jer Reid -
Raymond and Jer met through playing with the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra and they also play together with Stu Brown and Una MacGlone in the quartet Drawn to Water. https://raymondmacdonaldjerreid.bandcamp.com/releases https://drawntowater.bandcamp.com/releases Raymond MacDonald has written music for film, television, theatre, radio and art installations and collaborated with musicians such as Marilyn Crispell, George Lewis, Evan Parker and Jim O’Rourke. He also has an ongoing collaboration, Scarecrows and Lighthouses, with artist Martin Boyce and film maker David MacKenzie and is Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation at Edinburgh University. Jer Reid has played in bands starting with Dawson and now plays in sumshapes and ILK. He improvises a lot with various folks and plays a lot with dance - both composed and improvised. He is co founder (with Solène Weinachter) of the music/dance group Collective Endeavours, who have performed at Glasgow's Tectonics and Dance International Glasgow festivals.