Dither: Toggling Improviser, Composer, and Interpreter

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Dither Quartet

For Mixtapes, we ask today's leading musicians, authors, filmmakers and artists to curate an hour of new-music that they find particularly compelling or that exemplifies the shifting boundaries of today's musical climate. Today's mixtape comes courtesy of the NYC-based electric guitar quartet Dither.

"For this mix, The members of Dither have assembled a playlist of creative performers who we admire from across the decades. Though the role of the performer in each of these cases toggles between improviser, composer, and interpreter, the unifying factor is the live exploration of a unique and personal sound. Enjoy!"
- James Moore and Taylor Levine of Dither


Fred Frith - Dog Watch
Ches Smith - ...And your Car in Spanish
R We Who R We - Hi is My Name
Melt Banana - His Name is Mickey, We Love Choco-pa,
Some Kind of Id, Stick Out
John Zorn - Ratzah
Charles Mingus - Original Faubus Fables
John Coltrane (performed by Nels Cline & Greg Bendian) - Mars
Marc Ribot - Etude #3: Elvis
Florent Ghys - Clignotants
Lesley Flanigan - Thinking Real Hard
Love Like Deloreans - Epic High School
Saint-Saens (performed by Clara Rockmore) - The Swan