2016 Avant Music Festival: TIGUE+Knight

2016 Avant Music Festival | TIGUE + Knight
February 20th | TIGUE and Adrian Knight

February 20, 2016
12 PM - 10PM
Performances every hour
Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009

February 20, 2016

at Wild Project
195 East 3rd street

Adrian Knight, composer/electronics
TIGUE (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic, Carson Moody)

Avant Music Festival 2016 opens with Day Trip, a ten-hour performance/installation by Swedish composer Adrian Knight and the percussion trio TIGUE. Day Trip is a series of extended-duration musical pieces – five (plus an installation) by Knight and three by TIGUE – stitched together into a continuous production. The works include live performances, pre-recorded compositions and sine-tone installations.

Day Trip is highlighted by the world premiere of Knight’s Occultations, co-commissioned by Avant Media and TIGUE for the occasion. Occultations combines micro-robotic toys (HexBugs) with traditional percussion instruments (floor toms and cymbals), and an ever-changing counterpoint sine-tone drone accompanied by a fog and light show. According to Knight and TIGUE, Day Trip is the concert equivalent of an out-of-town jaunt, “taking ten hours to survey abstract, unvisitable spaces through a collection of drone-inspired compositions and installations.”

Please note, entry for this event is tiered. Enter before 4PM and your entry is free, between 4PM and 7PM, $10. Entry after 7PM tickets are full price. Each entry level allows two exits. We encourage you to stay for the full day of performances

Video: A Preview of Day Trip featuring footage from NASA’s Apollo 12 Mission

The Avant Music Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; by generous grants from The Foundation For Contemporary Arts and The Alice M Ditson Fund; and by the support of our members and donors.