Dither Quartet

photo credit: Brendan Adamson

Q: When is a string quartet not like a string quartet? A: When it’s a quartet of electric guitarists! NMNC welcomes Dither to end our season, a New York-based electric guitar quartet dedicated to an eclectic mix of experimental repertoire which spans composed music, improvisation, and electronic manipulation. From quiet and intense to raucous and driving, Dither’s performance is sure to expand your musical horizons.

“Sophisticated, hard-driving and stylistically omnivorous music making.”—The New York Times

Formed in 2007, Dither has performed across the United States and abroad, presenting new commissions, original compositions, improvisations, multimedia works, and large guitar ensemble pieces. Dither’s members are Taylor Levine, James Moore, Gyan Riley, and special guest Brendon Randall-Myers.

Dither has performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists including Eve Beglarian, Fred Frith, Mary Halvorson, David Lang, Ikue Mori, Phill Niblock, Lee Ranaldo, Lois V. Vierk, Yo La Tengo, and John Zorn. Their latest release, Dither plays Zorn on Tzadik, featuring the premiere recordings of several of John Zorn's improvisational game pieces, was named one of Rolling Stone’s “top avant albums of 2015.”

New! Watch video of each piece from the concert, below!

Concert: Saturday, April 21, 8:00 p.m. Mildred Sainer Pavilion ($15, free with subscription)
Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m.

Artist Conversation: Thursday, April 19, 5:00 p.m., Mildred Sainer Pavilion (free)

Video of Dither playing Lisa Renée Coon's Cross-sections: Entropion at our concert

Video of Dither playing James Moore's Mannequin

Video of Dither playing Gyan Riley's SuperPumperSuperTender

Video of Dither playing Paula Matthusen's but because without this

Video of Dither playing Taylor Levine's Renegade

Video of Dither playing Brendon Randall-Myers's Dynamics of Vanishing Bodies

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Tickets are FREE for New College students, faculty, and staff—just bring your NCF ID to the concerts. For everyone else, single event tickets are $15, and season tickets to all five concerts are a bargain at $60. Click here to purchase tickets on line. Admission to all of our Artist Conversations is free for everyone. Concert admission is also free for students, faculty, and staff of SCF, USF Sarasota-Manatee, Ringling College of Art & Design, Eckerd College, FSU/Asolo Conservatory, and Booker/VPA High School—please bring your school ID. Visit our Reservations page for details.

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Sponsored in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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