Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 - 9:58 pm


Dither. Photo Credit: Emily Weidenhoff

Photo Credit: Emily Weidenhof

Dither is a quartet of electric guitarists who play an energetic mix of composed music and improvisation, all orchestrated through a galaxy of stomp boxes and effects. Guitarists Simon Kafka, Taylor Levine, Josh Lopes, and James Moore combined forces in 2007 with varied backgrounds in jazz, classical, and popular music. Since their debut concert at John Zorn’s experimental music venue The Stone, the group has been gaining recognition as both an eclectic improvising group and a skilled chamber ensemble.

Dither frequently performs original compositions, arrangements, new commissions, and the works of Fred Frith and Nick Didkovsky. Their performances have brought them to a number of venues including Roulette, Princeton University, the Extensible Electric Guitar Festival at Clark University, and most recently to the Fringe Theater in Hong Kong, where they premiered Samson Young’s multimedia theater piece “Hong Kong Explodes!” Upcoming shows include a showcase of orginal works for the Flea Theater’s “Music with a View” series.