Jonathan Higgins: The Open Fund for Music Creators
Jonathan Higgins a composer and performer based in London whose music focuses on exploring how noise can be utilised as a creative tool. He works across a variety of different media, including fixed electroacoustic music, instrumental music, live electronics and sound installations, as well as performing regularly as an improvisor using a custom setup of hacked CD players. Jonathan is currently working towards a PhD at City, University of London and has previously studied at the University of Sheffield. His music has been performed, prized and published nationally and internationally.
The support of The Open Fund will enable the composition and performance of a new piece for voice, paper and live electronics titled Disruptions. The piece is designed to function as both a gallery installation and a concert performance and looks to explore how the destruction of a score can be used positively during a performance, to generate and transform musical material. This project is the result of a collaboration with the performer Mimi Doulton which began during a Made at the Red House residency in August 2020 with Wild Plum Arts. Disruptions will be performed in concert, as an installation and online during the latter half of 2021.