Hi Tiger is a group of performing and visual artists, music producers and instrumentalists. Performances are directed by Derek Jackson (lyrics / vocals) and include fierceness by Amandaconda & Nicole Antonette, with lighting design and sculpture by PSBL. Hi Tiger performs live vocals and choreography with musical accompaniment produced by a growing roster of beat makers and musicians including Taylor Vesey aka SWIM, Chris DiRocco, James Paul Cooper, Jacob Pitcher, Remy Brecht, 32 French, Sam Lee and Jack Reynolds.
Hi Tiger's current work is inspired by science fiction, 90's advertising, queer culture, brown skin, blonde tips and current production trends in popular music. We incorporate contemporary performance techniques and stage design to create a context for sharing our synaesthetic responses to music.
A 2017 recipient of the Kindling Fund through SPACE Gallery, Hi Tiger has been featured in performances at Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland, Maine) for the exhibition Tinderbox, Brooklyn Academy of Music for EVERYBOOTY / NYC, LePetit Versailles (for the exhibition NOT OVER: 25 years of Visual AIDS), Spectrum (New York), and Portland Pride (Maine).
Please visit the links below for more samples of music and video:
For the opening reception of the ICA exhibition “Tinderbox,” Hi Tiger is presenting a euphoric auditory experience based on their upcoming album “I’m Trying”. The piece will be performed promptly at 7:30 and will run for approximately 45 minutes.
As a performance, "I'm Trying" elaborates on the discovery of synaesthetic responses to music. The piece incorporates movement and light informed by explorations of gender identity, dance music culture as well as the visual stylings of 80's science fiction literature and film. Remnants of the opening night performance will remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition which runs through March 5th and includes work by Trina May Smith, Tyanna Buie, Martine Kaczynski, Adam Manley and Hi Tiger.
SPACE GALLERY, Portland, Maine
Jan, 30 07:30 PM
Come get warm on A Cold, Cold Night with an eclectic cast of our city's finest performers and songsmiths. The thawing and melting of hearts will be handled expertly by Samuel James, Wesley Hartley, Hi Tiger, Psychic Pictionary, Leaf Peeper, Kafari, The Asthmatic, Morgan Bouton, and id m theftable.
The evening will also include The Occult Workout,Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland (SLAP), a Portland Love Story, the cold, cold blooded thrills of Amandaconda, the poetry of Tricia Pryce Henley, hot toddies, and a very special award ceremony. Join us for a celebration of the beautiful, strange, and wonderful things that make Portland the place we love even during its darkest days. $7 advance, $10 at the door All Ages
ATM Gallery, Austin, TX
Mar, 15 12:00 AM
New Fruit, Portland Maine
May, 21 06:00 PM
Poland Street House, Portland, Maine
May, 24 07:00 PM
Old Port Festival, Portland, Maine
Jun, 12 12:00 PM
40 minute set beginning at 12 on the Dispatch Magazine stage.