Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Eli Keszler and Ashley Paul at Twist









Experimental Music Jam at Twist

Twist and Jam
Joe Nolan

Nashville Scene

Forrest Bride veteran Ben Marcantel is playing the role of impresario this week, booking a pair of experimental composer/musicians at the Twist Gallery space at 73 Arcade. Eli Keszler's percussive compositions pepper vast, ringing, gamelan-like soundscapes with atonal punctuations, creating a sound like a haunted music box. Ashley Paul's muse is also drawn toward shadowy spaces, but it is the eloquent vocalizations Paul pulls from her keening woodwind phrases that make songs like “Dumpster of Love” uniquely her own. Expect both solo sets and some Wonder Twins-style collaborations from these two. Here's to hoping for more of the same from Marcantel and Twist