Ecstatic Music Festival: Lee Ranaldo & Dither

  • Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street New York, NY, 10023 United States

Sonic Youth founding member Lee Ranaldo and the experimental electric guitar quartet Dither perform "Hurricane Transcriptions," a series of songs bridged with instrumental pieces. Inspired by Hurricane Sandy, the songs include transcriptions of recordings made by Ranaldo in NYC during the storm. “The wind was coming off, through and around all the tall buildings and making the most amazing sounds,” says Ranaldo. “Overlapping drones, swirling and repetitive, tonal clusters and harmonies, close and dissonant, but also at times clearly consonant chords with clear root, third and fifth. The city became a massive Aeolian wind harp!”