Eli Keszler


Sat, March 7, 2015 - 6pm

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

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.


Sat, November 15, 2014 - 8pm

Rashad Becker / Eli Keszler

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.

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.


May 23 – May 25, 2014

Tectonics Festival New York

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.

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.


Thu, March 27, 2014 - 8pm

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

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.


Fri, November 22, 2013 - 8pm

Works by William Engelen and Aki Onda

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".

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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