Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – sound art

George Higgs

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – sound art
Region: Waterford, IRELAND
MacDowell Fellowships: 2010

George Higgs is a composer whose work includes opera, symphony, compositions for small ensemble, music for experimental theatre, work for installation, and a number of HIGGSTRUMENTS that he has designed for the performance of certain compositions. His music has been performed across Ireland, in Russia and the United States, and he has received numerous awards and honors including a grant from the Wellcome Trust, the Director's Prize from the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, and numerous Arts Council awards. He holds a masters degree in music technology from Trinity College Dublin and is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland.


Irving Fine

George Higgs worked in the Irving Fine studio.

Youngstown Studio was given to MacDowell by friends of Miss Myra McKeown in Youngstown, OH, where she promoted both art and music. It was renamed Irving Fine Studio in 1972 in honor of Irving Fine, a distinguished composer, conductor, and teacher who was a MacDowell Fellow during the 1940s and 1950s. The simple interior of the studio…

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