Black Dice

Performing Arts

Black Dice
Photo: Isabel Asha Penzilen

Black Dice

with Animal Collective

Tue, Aug 17, 2004 9 PM

"Magnificently unruly live."
Epitonic on Black Dice

Black Dice bring their charged electronic sound to the Wexner Center's Performance Space. Known for legendary live shows and the landmark song "Cone Toaster" (New York Times' 2003 Single of the Year), the brash young band is joined by eccentric neo-folkies Animal Collective.

Black Dice's charged electronic sound has shifted from provocative, aggressive assaults to entrancing ambient artrock experiments, as on their recent recordings for leading label DFA. The band, originally from Providence, Rhode Island, bring an intense, brash approach to their live performances, where their penchant for inspired noise holds sway.

Cult faves Animal Collective—idiosyncratic neo-folkies from Brooklyn—make an ideal pairing for the show. Sung Tongs, their recent CD, sparks comparisons to the Incredible String Band and Skip Spence. Columbus's Alive lauded it as "stunning, uplifting and thoroughly enigmatic...undeniably the best album released so far this year."

support credits

Music season presented by National City.

Major support for the performing arts season provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Additional season support provided by the Ohio Arts Council and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)