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Eli Keszler

Pages Featuring

Eli Keszler

Photo by Judith Samper, 2013

SOLD OUT! Tony Conrad at 75: a Benefit for ISSUE Project Room

Sat 07 Mar, 2015, 6pm,
Greene Naftali: 508 W. 26th St., NYC 10001

Greene Naftali hosts ISSUE Project Room's spring benefit, honoring the 75th birthday of pioneering multidisciplinary artist Tony Conrad. The night includes a dinner by Fitzcarraldo, and performances by Mr. Conrad & Jennifer Walshe, David Grubbs & Eli Keszler, MV Carbon & Dan Conrad, and The Cornichons.

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Rashad Becker at ISSUE Project Room by Bradley Buehring, 2013

Rashad Becker / Eli Keszler

Sat 15 Nov, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

One of the most finely tuned ears in music, Berlin's Rashad Becker uses real-time synthesis and sampling techniques, setting intricate sonic worlds into motion. Percussionist/composer and fellow PAN artist Eli Keszler debuts a new trio work featuring Tom Chiu, violin, and Leila Bordreuil, cello.

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Tectonics Festival New York 2014

Video excerpts from the inaugural Tectonics Festival New York in May 2014, featuring an array of emerging and iconic voices in contemporary composition. Including Eyvind Kang, performed by Oren Ambarchi, Jessika Kenney, Hildur Guonadottir & Stephen O’Malley; Eric Richards performed by Alan Zimmerman; Harley Gabor’s magnum opus string quintet; Crys Cole; Alvin Lucier by Jenny Lin; and Ilan Volkov with Eli Keszler.

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Alvin Lucier

Tectonics Festival New York

Ongoing Series

The inaugural US iteration of Iceland’s acclaimed Tectonics festival comes to NYC in four events at ISSUE, presenting a rich program of new composition, improvisation and unique cross-genre collaborations exploring iconic voices in experimental composition.

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Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi by Joshua Ford.

Tectonics Festival New York

Alvin Lucier's "Criss Cross" with Stephen O'Malley & Oren Ambarchi / Eyvind Kang / Iancu Dumitrescu + more

Fri 23 May, 2014, 7pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Alvin Lucier’s "Criss Cross" opens Tectonics, performed by two pillars of experimental rock: Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi. The guitarists and ensemble play Iancu Dumitrescu and premiere a piece by Eyvind Kang. Crys Cole and Jessika Kenney play solo sets, Kenney and Kang play Giacinto Scelsi.

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String Theories: Eli Keszler, Catherine Lamb, Zach Layton & Doron Sadja

Thu 27 Mar, 2014, 8pm,
Roulette: 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn 11217

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn performs the World Premiere of four new works by young composers at the forefront of composition and improvisation: Eli Keszler, Catherine Lamb, Zach Layton, and Doron Sadja. Now in its third edition, this year's "String Theories" is presented in collaboration with Roulette.

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Works by William Engelen and Aki Onda

Fri 22 Nov, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE and The Drawing Center present works by artists William Engelen and Aki Onda. Celebrated percussion ensemble Talujon perform Engelen’s recent work "Falten", a hybrid of score and sculpture. Percussionist Eli Keszler and the Ashcan Orchestra’s Pat Spadine perform Aki Onda’s "Damaged".

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ISSUE Radio: Eli Keszler & Ashley Paul

Recorded live in June 2013, percussionist Eli Keszler and saxophonist Ashley Paul perform a duo as part of the PAN_ACT festival. Keszler's bowed crotales and cymbals resonate within Paul's altissimo sustains and drastic pitch bends. The split tone combinations from these instruments is surprising and overwhelming, creating continuously shifting, multi-layered harmonics and intense inner ear sound.

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Noura Mint Seymali

Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain

Elliott Sharp / Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly / Eli Keszler

Thu 26 Sep, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Elliott Sharp plays a set of his signature solo guitar improvisations, an evening that includes sets by the arresting percussionist Eli Keszler, and the Mauritanian duo Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly, whose songs address the political cultural spectrum of contemporary urban Africa.

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Rene Hell

PAN_ACT

Rene Hell / Kevin Drumm / Eli Keszler & Ashley Paul

Fri 28 Jun, 2013, 8pm,
ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE and Goethe-Institut present Rene Hell, Jeff Witscher’s alter-ego synthesizer project, Chicago-based electroacoustic composer Kevin Drumm, and a duo set by multi-instrumentalist/composers Eli Keszler and Ashley Paul.

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