Nick Didkovsky’s electric guitar mashup evening
Friday, April 22nd, 2011
Nick Didkovsky plans an evening to celebrate the heavier side his musical life, performing some new and some not-so-new works for solo electric guitar. He’ll include homebrew music software in the mix, and take an occasional break from his own pieces to play some classic Black Sabbath solos, guitar-clinic style. Finishing the evening, Nick will be joined by noise-smith Ulrich Krieger for a blistering improvised set.
Nick Didkovsky is a guitarist, composer, band leader, and software programmer. In 1983, he founded the avant-rock octet Doctor Nerve. He presently resides in New York City, where he composes, creates music software, and teaches computer music composition at New York University and Columbia University. He is the principle author of the computer music language Java Music Specification Language (www.algomusic.com). He has composed music for Bang On A Can All-Stars, Meridian Arts Ensemble, Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, California EAR Unit, New Century Players, Ethel String Quartet, Electric Kompany, ARTE Quartett, and other ensembles. His Punos Music record label offers CD releases of his more extreme musical projects. His Black Sabbath Guitar Lessons on YouTube have been received with great enthusiasm by metal fans all over the world.