The Dither Extravaganza! 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 7:00 pm – midnight
@ The Gowanus Loft: 61 9th St, Brooklyn, NY
F/G to Smith & 9th
Funded by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery!
Phantom Orchard: Ikue Mori & Zeena Parkins
Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson & Peter Evans
Probosci: Gyan Riley & Timba Harris
Elliott Sharp’s Ile Tigre Lily performed by Sharp, Dither & friends
The electric guitar quartet Dither announces their fourth Dither Extravaganza! – a raucous annual festival of creative music and art, taking place this year at The Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn. The Extravaganza showcases a cross-section of New York’s diverse experimental music scene, including artists whose backgrounds span jazz, classical, metal, electronica and the avant garde. Past extravaganzas have been dubbed an “official concert on the edge” (The New Yorker) and ”The here and now of New York’s postclassical music scene.” (Time Out NY)
There will be 10 short sets throughout the evening, featuring Dither and an eclectic line-up of New York’s finest musicians: Phantom Orchard, a duo of reknowned improvisers Ikue Mori (electronics) and Zeena Parkins (harp); The illustrious JACK Quartet performing repertoire from their upcoming Danish tour; The powerhouse trio of Weasel Walter (drums) Mary Halvorson (guitar) and Peter Evans (trumpet); Bagpiper Matthew Welch’s Blarvuster performing his signature blend of Scottish Highlands music, Balinese gamelan and free jazz; Probosci, an acoustic duo of accomplished performer/composers Gyan Riley (guitar) and Timba Harris (violin); The homegrown electronica of Dan Friel (of Parts & Labor); The driving chaos of metal trio Vomit Fist (Nick Didkovsky, Leo “Lurkrot” Didkovsky, and Malcom Hoyt aka “Skrag the Skreecher”); Dither will perform throughout the night, including two sets of repertoire from their upcoming album. They will be joined by legendary guitarist Elliott Sharp and an entourage of friends for a rousing rendition of Sharp’s Ile Tigre Lily.
$8 earns you admission for the entire evening, with affordable drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. Sets will begin at 7:00 and last until midnight. The Gowanus Loft is a beautiful new peformance space in Gowanus, Brooklyn, located just off the F/G at Smith & 9th.