Zands & LA Duggan
Minihi is the creative outlet of percussionists and composers Zands and Louise Anna Duggan.
Together, they create a uniquely percussive take on contemporary instrumental music by blending mallets, piano and bell-like textures with earthy drums and bubbling synths. The London-based musicians construct vivid soundscapes where the classical palette intersects with the world of groove and electronics.
Their debut track 'Tokaido' was released by Deutsche Grammophon as part of Project 12 || Alternative Classical, Post Classical, Modern Classical 2020. In Spring 2021 the pair went on to release their Debut Album, 'Recaptures' on Berlin label Unperceived Records.
Minihi’s tracks have had radio play on BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio London, Soho Radio, Scala Radio, Worldwide Radio, and international radio stations across Germany, USA, Canada and Japan. They have also been on several Apple Music and Spotify editorial playlists including Classical X, Ambiente, Classical Edge and Classicaltronics.
The pair perform and record individually and together with artists including Agnes Obel, Glaya Bisengalieva, Melt Yourself Down, Hatis Noit, Lady Gaga, Thom Yorke, London Contemporary Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Angus MacRae, Kae Tempest, Dan Carey, Alex Somers, Voces 8, Nicholas Brittel, Daniel Pemberton, Michael Giachinno, Jed Kurzel and many others. They have also composed bespoke pieces for theatre, TV and film including an upcoming ITV series and a BBC immersive Dr Who show.
Minihi means sanctuary in ancient Breton French, and is the original name of a remote island reef near Louise’s birthplace of Jersey.