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Dither: John Zorn's Game Pieces

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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
Tickets $15

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.

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