tags: Eli Keszler

April 19 RESPONSIBLE PARTIES II: composer/performers today

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The second evening of the Festival is a stunning collection of composer/performers and is highlighted by two works that deal with large-scale installations as sculptural elements and massive hand-constructed instruments: Cecilia Lopez’s Mechanical Music for Sheet Metal and Eli Kezler’s Cold Pin, using a monumental collection of piano mechanisms taken apart and re-organized as a motorized, whirring, machine – in both cases, live musicians resonate and play against these giant structures. Matt Marks presents a sneak preview of his new pop opera on love and religion in America, The Little Death: Vol. 2, with Mellissa Hughes; and Kate Soper presents her gripping ten-minute microdrama, Only the words themselves mean what they say. Jacob Cooper presents the second installation of his newly-created video work, Triptych: II. Black or White.

This evening will be hosted by Q2 Music’s Mary Rowell


Jacob Cooper, Triptych: II. Black or White

Cecilia Lopez, Mechanical Music for Sheet Metal

Kate Soper, Only the words themselves mean what they say

Lesley Flanigan, from AMPLIFICATIONS

Matt Marks, sneak preview of The Little Death: Vol. 2 with Mellissa Hughes

Eli Keszler, Cold Pin with loadbang

Eli Keszler

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

[audio:Eli Keszler Cold Pin.mp3|titles=Cold Pin]

Eli Keszler is a New York City based composer/ artist. In performance
he plays percussion and guitar along with his installations that use
mechanically struck, extended strings with ensemble and scores.

Eli has toured throughout Europe and the US, performing solo and with
artists such as Phill Niblock, Joe Mcphee, Loren Connors, Tony Conrad,
Jandek, Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Coleman, Keith Fullerton Whitman, T
Model Ford and Ran Blake. He has recorded for labels such as Type,
ESP-DISK’ and PAN.  His Oxtirn release was named as a record of the
year from Wire Magazine and The Boston Globe.  He received a feature
on NPR All Songs Considered in 2011. His installations have appeared
at the BCA (Boston), Nuit Blanche and the Shreveport MSPC festival.
He was an artist in residence with Ashley Paul at Issue Project Room
(2009).  He is a graduate from New England Conservatory in Boston.