Elliott Sharp and Dither Quartet

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Elliott Sharp and Dither performing Graffiti Composition by Christian Marclay:

On Friday, August 13, Q2 asked New York's community of adventurous music lovers to react to -- and document via Q2's Facebook and Twitter accounts -- a visceral and cerebral performance that took place at the Whitney's Christian Marclay: Festival. The concert was led by the seminal downtown guitarist/composer/saxophonist Elliott Sharp. He performed and conducted Marclay's Graffiti Composition with the electric guitar quartet, Dither.

For the festival, which runs July 1 through September 26, an army of A-list experimental musicians have been enlisted to perform the graphic scores by the iconoclastic visual and sound artist. Sharp's interpretation, which called for a site-specific formation of the five guitarists, spanned the entire center space of the Whitney's 4th floor, to form an arc that engulfed audience members.

Below, you'll find a slideshow of photographs and a video of the complete performance of Marclay's Graffiti Composition from Friday night.

Elliott Sharp
Elliott Sharp ( (Amnon Freidlin) )
Audience at the Whitney Museum
Audience at the Whitney Museum ( (Amnon Freidlin) )
Elliott Sharp
Elliott Sharp ( (Amnon Freidlin) )
Elliott Sharp in context
Elliott Sharp in context ( (Amnon Freidlin) )
Taylor Levine of Dither guitar quartet
Taylor Levine of Dither guitar quartet ( (Amnon Freidlin) )
David Linaburg of Dither guitar quartet
David Linaburg of Dither guitar quartet ( (Amnon Freidlin) )
Joshua Lopes of Dither guitar quartet
Joshua Lopes of Dither guitar quartet ( (Amnon Freidlin) )
Dither in context
Dither in context ( (Amnon Freidlin) )
Elliott Sharp
Elliott Sharp ( (Alex Ambrose) )
Post-performance analysis
Post-performance analysis ( (Alex Ambrose) )
Examining Elliott Sharp's set-up
Examining Elliott Sharp's set-up ( (Alex Ambrose) )
Elliott Sharp and David Linaburg
Elliott Sharp and David Linaburg ( (Alex Ambrose) )
Dither in performance
Dither in performance ( (Alex Ambrose) )
David Linaburg of Dither
David Linaburg of Dither ( (Alex Ambrose) )
David Linaburg and Joshua Lopes of Dither
David Linaburg and Joshua Lopes of Dither ( (Alex Ambrose) )
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