domingo, 13 de noviembre de 2011

Eli Keszler - Cold Pin (Pan , 2011)

Este disco es una jodida maravilla!Particularmente, me quedo con las dos muestras de "Cold Pin" antes que la brutalidad de Red Horse. Pero como diría aquel Burton chanante: ¿Hay que elegir?También difícil elegri entre el gran catálogo de este año del sello PAN:

Eli Keszler Collecting Basin from eli keszler on Vimeo.

"Over two years in the making, cold pin is the new full length record by eli keszler. both a composition and stand alone installation, 14 strings ranging in length from 25 to 3 feet are strung across a 15 x 40 curved wall, with motors attacking the strings, connected by micro-controllers, pick-ups and rca cables. recorded in boston's historic cyclorama, a massive dome built to house the cyclorama of the battle of gettysburg painting in 1884. the b side features in addition, a 'dry' version of the installation with motor attacks on metal squares rather then strings, creating dense percussive clusters. cold pin works within the frame work of left to right time and vertical structure. the installation acts as the architecture of the music, surrounding and immersing the live instruments into incredible density and sharp angular mass shapes, and functions alone as the performers stops. rather then an individual sound the sustained horns, strings, drums and metallic attacks function as a singular unit, and continue too when they stop alongside the installation. cold pin features eli keszler (drums, crotales installation and guitar), geoff mullen (guitar), ashley paul (clarinet, guitar, greenbox) greg kelley (trumpet), reuben son (bassoon) and benjamin nelson (cello). eli keszler is a composer, artist and multi-instrumentalist based in new york city. in performance, he often plays drums, bowed crotales and guitar in conjunction with his installations. in his ensemble compositions, he uses extended strings, motors, crotales, horns and mechanical devices to create his sound, balancing intense harmonic formations with acoustic sustain, fast jarring rhythm, mechanical propulsion, dense textures and detailed visual presentations.

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