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This summer for the fourth year, The Noguchi Museumpartners once again with Bang on a Can for an innovative performance series held in the Museum’s celebrated sculpture garden.
Kicking off this summer’s series is New York based electric guitar quartet Dither performing music by John Zorn, David Lang and more. Dither features some of the leading young guitarists in the New York contemporary scene. Formed in 2007, the quartet comprisesTaylor Levine, Joshua Lopes, James Moore and Gyan Riley. Dither has worked with a wide range of contemporary artists and developed a sound spanning composed music, improvisation and electronic manipulation. Henceforth released their debut self-titled album in 2010.
“This is one of those albums that sounds like it was an awful lot of fun to make, in places more so than it is to listen to. Incorporating elements of noise-rock, dreampop, guitar jazz, classical and the avant-garde, Dither’s dense, hypnotic, overtone-laden instrumentals are imaginative, clever, sometimes subtly funny, other times flat-out assaultive.” – Steve Smith, The New York Times
Bang on a Can is dedicated to making music new. Since its first Marathon concert in 1987, Bang on a Can has been creating an international community dedicated to innovative music, wherever it is found. With adventurous programs, it commissions new composers; performs, presents, and records new work; develops new audiences; and educates the musicians of the future. Bang on a Can is building a world in which powerful new musical ideas flow freely across all genres and borders. For more information, visit www.bangonacan.org
David Lang – warmth
John Zorn – Curling
Gyan Riley – The Tar of Gyu
Joshua Lopes – Head Down, Eyes Averted