No Longer Showing.
The electric guitar quartet Dither presents a raucous evening of John Zorn’s game pieces in conjunction with their forthcoming release on Tzadik. Dither is among a new generation of musicians that Zorn has charged with performing and developing these notorious compositions, which run the gamut of sonic worlds and interactive techniques. Each game piece incorporates a set of rules and tactics in order to create a unique improvisational playing field: Ivesian layering of styles in Fencing, twisting impressionistic textures in Curling, fast-paced exchange of musical ideas in Lacrosse, and a musical language reduced to five sounds in Hockey. 2014 is the 30th anniversary of Zorn’s influential game piece Cobra and these earlier pieces dating from the late 70s provide an exciting window into the development of this seminal work.
December 13, 8pm
Dither: John Zorn’s Game Pieces is made possible with support from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Jun 11 2018
Through your support this season, so many artists at The Kitchen have created and presented incredible artwork, both making history and forging new connections with it: from the warped video of Meriem Bennani to the cavernous sound of Camae Ayewa/Moor Mother and Catherine Lamb, and from the l...Read On
May 15 2018
Last month, The Kitchen was thrilled to celebrate artists Nan Goldin and Lydia Lunch at our 2018 Spring Gala. During the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, icons Goldin and Lunch were vanguards of post-punk New York. Both women have presented their work at The Kitchen throughout the years, consistently re...Read On
May 04 2018
By now we know that the future is most definitely femme, but the question still remains: what is feminine and who decided what it should be? Since her invention in 1959, Barbie has served as a body onto which ideas of womanhood and femininity have been mapped. As cultural critic and journalist...Read On