Dither's Invisible Dog Extravaganza! 2012

The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY

Ron Anderson will be part of a twenty guitar orchestra organized by the band Dither. Dither's Invisible Dog Extravaganza! 2012 ---> Dither ---> Anthony Coleman & Ashley Paul ---> Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone---> Victoire---> Peter Evans---> Preshish Moments---> Object Collection---> TILT BrassFEATURING: John Zorn’s Lacrosse performed by Dither Lois V. Vierk’s Jagged Mesa performed by TILTPhill Niblock’s 2 lips performed by the Dither Guitar OrchestraDither announces our third annual Invisible Dog Extravaganza! – a raucous festival of creative music and art at the Invisible Dog Art Center. The evening will showcase a cross-section of New York’s diverse experimental music scene, with influences spanning jazz, classical music, theater, electronica and the avant garde. The New Yorker dubbed Dither’s extravaganza an “official concert on the edge” and Time Out New York asks you to “immerse yourself in the here and now of New York’s postclassical music scene.” There will be 10 short sets throughout the evening, featuring a distinguished line-up of guests: Legendary keyboardist Anthony Coleman will perform in a duo with the multifaceted saxophonistAshley Paul; Guitarist Mary Halvorson and violist Jessica Pavone will present their beautiful and odd blend of compositions, songs, and improv; Victoire will perform the artfully honed chamber pop of Missy Mazzoli; Peter Evans will offer a solo set of extensible trumpeting; Preshish Moments will produce a sonic palette of live electronica/exotica; Object Collection will provide an invigorating onslaught of maximalist theater; TILT Brass will perform Jagged Mesa, an explosive composition by Lois V. Vierk. Dither’s offerings include John Zorn’s Lacrosse, a game piece which they have developed in collaboration with the composer. The quartet will also perform a set of compositions written for them by emergent composers Paula Matthusen and Jascha Narveson, plus a new piece by Dither member Josh Lopes. As a centerpiece to the evening, Dither will expand their forces to an orchestra of 20 guitars to perform Phill Niblock’s 2 lips, a monolithic microtonal composition which Niblock has adapted for Dither for an upcoming release on Touch Music.