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Tigue is a group of three percussionists with a fluid musical identity. The Brooklyn-based trio (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody) makes their own kinetic and hypnotic blend of instrumental minimalism while opening up the possibilities of their instrumentation through commissioning and collaboration. Tigue’s debut album Peaks was released in 2015 with New Amsterdam Records with highlighted performances at the Ecstatic Music Festival, Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, and the Stavros Niarchos Festival in Athens, Greece. Recent commissions and premieres have included works by Molly Herron, Randy Gibson, Jason Treuting, Adrian Knight and Robert Honstein alongside collaborative ventures with Kid Millions and visual artist / sculptor Michael Mercil. These works have been presented in venues and universities throughout the country including EMPAC, Roulette, The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Noguchi Museum, Yale School of Music, and Princeton University.  Praised for their focused and “high octane” performances (New York Times), the Ohio-born band members have worked together since they were practically children.

Along with performing, the members of Tigue are dedicated to outreach and community projects. In collaboration with Make Music New York, the trio has led three 10-week music education programs with adult and adolescent inmates at New York City’s Rikers Island Correctional Facility, featured in both the New York Times and Rolling Stone Magazine. Working with inmates in both men’s and women’s facilitates, the trio shared the communicative nature of music through West African musical traditions and hand drumming culminating with inmate performances for the Rikers population.  Tigue has also presented workshops and masterclasses with collegiate universities, elementary classrooms and community groups across the globe. 


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Tigue’s 2018 has been mostly dedicated to the release and tour of their second full-length album, Strange Paradise. Released by New Amsterdam Records and NNA Tapes, the album is their latest collection of hypnotic compositions rendered in ecstatic complexity. With 17 local and touring shows supporting the release, Tigue also found time this spring to drop by Roulette to perform one of their latest commission 9 numbers by Jason Treuting.

In 2017, Tigue events included a Carnegie Neighborhood series performance in the Bronx premiering the latest movement of Jason Treuting’s piece 9 numbers, a trip to Boston, MA to perform on the Celebrity Series “Stave Sessions “ with fellow Brooklyn trance inducers Innov Gnawa, the premiere of Randy Gibson’s “The Four Pillars Appearing from The Resonating Discs invoking The 72:81:88 Confluence in a setting of Quadrilateral Starfield Symmetry ATS4 Base 6:81” with the Avant Media Festival, a weekend in Columbus, OH performing the latest version of Michael Mercil’s “Thoreau’s Desk” and a week long workshop and performance of new music for new instruments in collaboration with composer Molly Herron and instruments designed by Dartmouth College engineering students. Tigue’s original music was represented by a month long residency at Brooklyn venue Threes Brewing, a two week tour in Europe opening for Man Forever, a trip to Athens, Greece for the Stavros Niarchos festival and a series of workshops and performances in Amsterdam. 

When do you land here? (2018)

Single shot live performance captured by our friends at Thrdcoast blog.

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Lea Bertucci — Mass of Dissolution (2019)

Commissioned by the American Composers’ Forum and written for Tigue Percussion, 2019. Premiered 1/24/19 at The Kitchen, NYC. Mass of Dissolution is a new work commissioned by the American Composers’ Forum and written specially for the percussion trio Tigue. The piece is conceived of as an incantation against the blind violence of military-industrial power that dominates global dynamics; combining extended techniques for percussion with dislocated fragments of traditional American drum corps music.

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Triangle (2018 edit)

From our Sophomore release “Strange Paradise” (2018) with New Amsterdam Records and NNA Tapes

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