is a New York based composer/performer of experimental music. Higgins has composed works for some of the nation's leading ensembles, ranging from chamber orchestra works, percussion cycles, and string quartets to smaller ensembles and soloists. He has scored works for television, museum exhibitions, and films both short-form and feature-length. Higgins plays guitar and composes in Zs, hailed by the New York Times as “one of the strongest avant-garde bands in New York.” .
Patrick Higgins' music has been performed internationally in over 20 countries, including performances at some of the world's leading concert venues and music festivals.
As a soloist, he performs both classical acoustic and electric guitar in genre-bending contexts, utilizing extended technique and electronic processing. A work of “visionary [...] master-craftsmanship on guitar” (Tiny Mix Tapes), his record of quadraphonic guitar compositions STEREO was named to the Best of 2012 by “Impose” magazine, and his electroacoustic project Bachanalia has received numerous plaudits for its re-interpretation of the Baroque master's work. Zs' release Xe was named no. 3 avant record of the year by Rolling Stone, and listed as one of the best records of 2015 by the LA Times.