Christopher Tignor preps new LP, playing shows with Low & This Will Destroy You
Modern classical composer Christopher Tignor is releasing a new album, A Light Below, on October 11 via Western Vinyl (pre-order). 'You can think of this as a record for 'prepared violin and percussion,'" he says. "But instead of mechanistic we have fluid digital preparations and instead of obscuring the original instrument, I create 'doubles' that reflect and expand my playing, staring back at me, as we lean into one another."
The first single is "I, Autocorrelations," and even if you don't normally listen to modern classical, this is worth checking out. It's an invigorating song that hits you like a hard breeze on a summer morning, and it's full of great melodies and unpredictable arrangements. Listen below.
Christopher also has a bunch of tour dates coming up. He's opening the NYC stop of Low's tour at Murmrr Theatre on September 14 (tickets), then he plays an album release show at NYC's National Sawdust on October 18 with Benoit Pioulard and Julia Kent (tickets), and then he opens This Will Destroy You's fall tour.
01 Flood Cycles
02 Your Slow Moving Shadow, My Inevitable Night
03 Known By Heart
04 A Mirrored Reliquary
05 I, Autocorrelations
06 The Resonance Canons
07 What You Must Make Of Me
Christopher Tignor -- 2019 Tour Dates
9/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre (w/ Low)
10/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust (Album Release Show w/ Benoit Pioulard and Julia Kent)
10/26 - Catskill, NY @ Avalon Lounge (w/ Benoit Pioulard and Julia Kent)
WITH THIS WILL DESTROY YOU:
11/8/2019 New Orleans, LA @ GASA GASA
11/9/2019 Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury
11/10/2019 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/11/2019 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
11/12/2019 Richmond, VA @ The Camel
11/13/2019 Asbury Bark, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
11/14/2019 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
11/15/2019 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
11/16/2019 Washington, DC @ Miracle Theatre
11/17/2019 Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall
11/19/2019 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
11/20/2019 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
11/21/2019 Memphis, TN @ Growlers
11/22/2019 Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Co.
11/23/2019 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
11/24/2019 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger