Eli Keszler

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

Thu, March 27, 2014 - 8:00pm

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, November 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

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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PAN_ACT

Rene Hell / Kevin Drumm / Eli Keszler & Ashley Paul

Fri, June 28, 2013 - 8:00pm

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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PAN_ACT

Eli Keszler: Archway

Fri, June 21, 2013 - 4:00pm

Archway under Manhattan Bridge between Anchorage Pl. and Adams St., DUMBO

"Archway" is a massive outdoor installation by Eli Keszler, presented as part of Make Music New York. Tuned and extended piano wires up to 380 feet long will be stretched around a massive space, overlapping to form sculptural shapes and a mechanically driven, intense harmonic resonance.

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Darmstadt Institute 2012

L-Carrier, a work by Eli Keszler

Thu, June 7, 2012 - 7:00pm

at Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street, New York

The composer-percussionist Eli Keszler transforms Eyebeamʼs Project Space with L-Carrier, a large-scale,mechanical stringed instrument. A remote website displaying the pieceʼs evolving visual data score supplements this audio environment. June 7th, the piece accompanies a live ensemble performance.

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Anthony Coleman

Fri, February 10, 2012 - 8:00pm

Anthony Coleman is a composer-keyboardist who has performed and recorded throughout the world. He performs his compositions solo and in ensembles joined by Sean Conly and Satoshi Takeshi, Ashley Paul and Eli Keszler and many more.

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