John Zorn’s Olympiad—Vol. 1 Dither Plays Zorn (2015)

Track Listing 

1. Curling (Electric Short)  7:31 
2. Hockey (Acoustic Dry)  4:00 
3. Fencing (Electric)  11:55 
4. Curling (Acoustic)  13:17 
5. Hockey (Electric Wet)  6:35 
6. Fencing (Acoustic)  11:21 
7. Hockey (Electric Dry)  4:04 
8. Curling (Electric Long)  19:23


Gyan Riley: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo 
Taylor Levine: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar 
Joshua Lopes: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bajo Sexto, Zhong Ruan 
James Moore: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin


All music composed by John Zorn 
Produced by Dither 
Executive Producer -  John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded and Mixed By Patrick Higgins at Future-Past Studios, Hudson, NY
Mastering - Scott Hull 
Design - Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin) 


In the late ’70s and early ’80s Zorn presented yearly retrospectives of his game pieces at various Downtown venues. He called these events his Olympiads. This long awaited CD presents three of his classic pre-Cobra game pieces in multiple versions by the fabulous Brooklyn-based guitar quartet Dither. Here you will find the building blocks of Zorn’s trademark musical language—virtuosic extended techniques, surprising contrasts, fast group interaction and razor sharp changes. Featuring the first recording of Zorn’s legendary compositions Fencing and Curling, these fabulous realizations will keep you on the edge of your seat from first note to last!

Series:  Game PiecesArchival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8327 

Release Date:  January 2015