Elliott Sharp and Dither Quartet
Multimedia Reactions to Elliott Sharp and the Dither Guitar Quartet at the Whitney Museum
Monday, August 16, 2010
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.