P R O J E C T S
Having extensively performed their original music throughout New York City over the past two years, TIGUE released 'Peaks' with New Amsterdam Records in the fall of 2015. The album, recorded in 2014, combines elements of contemporary composition and art-rock energy. TIGUE supported the record with a string of east-coast and midwest performances culminating with a sold out release show at National Sawdust.
In the fall of 2015 TIGUE took part in their second Artist-in-Residence position at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Concord, New Hampshire. For 10 days, TIGUE joined forces with John Colpitts (Kid Millions), Thrill Jockey Recording artist and drummer of Brooklyn psychedelic rock band Oneida, workshopping new material loosely based on the music of Moondog. Since the fall of 2013, TIGUE has collaborated extensively with Colpitts, joining Man Forever on nearly 40 shows throughout the U.S and Canada in support of Ryonen, recorded with So Percussion.
In the spring of 2015, TIGUE teamed up with Rochester, New York based ensemble - and Farash Foundation award winner - Sound ExChange for two performances, the first in Rochester NY and the second at NYC’s DiMenna Center for Classical Music. The shows included premiere performances of new works, written by members of Sound ExChange and TIGUE, that focused on interactive performances and audience participation.
In the fall of 2014 the members of TIGUE worked closely with Ohio/NYC based sculpture artist Michael Mercil, including a 10 day residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute, developing the evening length performance piece “Thoreau’s Desk: Some Assembly Required". The work, part music performance and part live sculpture creation, received two performances at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum's "Walden, revisited" exhibition and its New York premiere in February 2015 as part of So Percussion's Brooklyn Bound Series.
In 2012 TIGUE lead the consortium commission of a new percussion trio by Robert Honstein "An Index of Possibility.” Since the premiere in 2013, TIGUE has performed the work across the country and recorded the piece for future release. Additional work with composers includes TIGUE's residency position at Dartmouth College in the fall of 2013, working with graduate student composers on new pieces for percussion, culminating in performances and recordings of each work.
The three members of TIGUE have performed together extensively over the past six years during their studies together at The Ohio State University and the Eastman School of Music, highlighted by performances at Percussive Arts Society International Conventions in Columbus and Austin as well as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.