Source: The New York Times.
DITHER (Sunday) This delightfully counterintuitive ensemble has shown how versatile a quartet of classically minded electric guitarists can be. Here, the group invites collaborators from across the city’s new-music scene to join in a five-hour festival showcasing works by composers including John Zorn and Tristan Perich. The lineup of performers includes Mantra Percussion, the duo Rabbit Rabbit and the cellist Ashley Bathgate. At 5 p.m., 17 Frost Theater of the Arts, 17 Frost Street, ditherquartet.com. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)
‘A GUN SHOW’ (through Saturday) So Percussion returns to the city with a reflection on the Second Amendment and its effects. Directed by Ain Gordon and choreographed by Emily Johnson, the percussion quartet takes guns as its instruments to accompany sung and spoken texts, tapping away on, for instance, sniper rifles. At 7:30 p.m., BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 718-636-4100, bam.org. (David Allen)
JUILLIARD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (Monday) Percussion works from three highly interesting composers on this bill. “Stonewave,” a ritual incantation by Rolf Wallin, is up first; then “Quartett,” another sign of the growing acceptance of Beat Furrer’s works on these shores; and last, “Tempus ex Machina,” Gerard Grisey’s study on musical time. At 7:30 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 212-769-7406, events.juilliard.edu. (Allen)