totally excited about this excellent show coming to Manchester on the 4th April. Its at the Castle Hotel on Oldham Street and tickets are £6 in adv from here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/108213
Eli Keszler is a composer/multi-instrumentalist based in Providence, Rhode Island. He primarily uses percussion, bowed crotales, guitar as well as invented instruments (his harps which use strings and motors) to create his sound that balances droning harmonics with shaterring acoustic sustain and fast, free rhythm, all working in balance with his integrated installations.
In addition to his solo releases, installations, visual art and performances, Eli has performed, recorded or collaborated with artists such as Phill Niblock (performing on a new work of his for Crotales and soprano saxophone with Ashley Paul), Aki Onda, Loren Connors, Jandek (I.C.A Boston and at NYU), Roscoe Mitchell (Art Ensemble of Chicago), Anthony Coleman (recording Lapidation released by New World Records), Joe Morris, Greg Kelley (Nmperign), T Model Ford, Ran Blake, Bryan Eubanks, Ashley Paul and Steve Pyne (Redhorse). He performed in the United States premiere of Mauricio Kagel's Der Schall at Merkin Hall in 2008 led by Anthony Coleman.
"Perhaps it's merely personal, but I'm deeply moved by many of the aural and visual elements present in Eli Keszler's music. This new LP, on the venerable ESP-Disk label, is a new high, a work of art that is as conceptually strong as it is well executed. Combining explorations of musique concrete and machine music with a sure compositional ear, and incorporating subtle elements of free improv, 'Oxtirn' creates some extraordinarily unique and compelling musical architecture." Foxy Digitalis 9/10
The brand new laptop/drums duo with Danny Saul and Andrew Cheetham. Saul being known from his excellent solo work and Cheetham for being a drummer par excellence, he'll also be appearing on drums for our Rhys Chatham Guitar Trio show.
"The wonderful new trio of Edwin Stevens (Irma Vep), Dan Bridgewood Hill (Burnst, Cornish Tin Mines, Irma Vep, etc) and Pascal Nichols (Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides). Sitting somewhere between the pizzicato piss-take of Sun City Girls and the No Wave inspired wall of grease excreted on the early Magik Markers records, Zweiters purge their sins via brutalised axe maiming and free-ecstatic cascades of drums." - Golden Lab