Local Experimental Music Showcase III at Studio Soto
Friday, August 24, 2007

The Non-Event Local Showcases are back in a new location!

Non-Event presents
an evening of local experimental music
featuring

JESSICA RYLAN
JARROD FOWLER
ELI KESZLER & ASHLEY PAUL

Studio Soto
63 Melcher Street
Fort Point Channel, Boston
$5-10 (suggested donation)/ 8:00 pm

To listen to a podcast featuring music by all of the artists, check out the Non-Event Podcast.

About the artists:

Using her own home-built synthesizers in sound installations and high-energy musical performances, JESSICA RYLAN defies genre. The intuition of folk meets the academic techniques of the avant-garde: a cappella and hissing white noise, acoustic guitar, and dancing to cone-ripping saw wave blasts. Her sound has traveled through galleries in the Netherlands to rock clubs in the US. Her latest release, Interior Designs, was released in March on Important Records. Rylan has received grants from the Penny McCall Foundation and the LEF Foundation. She is currently a Research Affiliate at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies.

JARROD FOWLER is a percussionist based in Boston, MA who reflexively questions the ontology of rhythm through solo and collaborative works. His music has been published on Errant Bodies, UbuWeb, Oph Sound, and JMF. His second full-length CD, Percussion As Percussion, will be released by Information As Material this fall.

ELI KESZLER is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who primarily uses percussion to create his sound, which balances droning harmonics created from bowed percussion with intense and fast free rhythm. In addition to his solo work, he has performed, recorded or collaborated with artists such as Jandek, Roscoe Mitchell (Art Ensemble of Chicago) Greg Kelley, Geoff Mullen (Last Visible Dog), Steve Pyne (Redhorse), Anthony Coleman, T Model Ford (Fat Possum Records) pianist Ran Blake and the legendary Jamaican musician, Lyn Taitt. Keszler recently released his second solo record RLK on REL records. He is planning another solo release on REL in the future, in addition to a cassette on Geoff Mullen’s Rare Youth label with his group Redhorse.

ASHLEY PAUL is a multi-reedist, vocalist and composer who uses a wide range of sounds varying from potent attacks to whispered melody. She is currently working on a solo record collaging field recordings with multi-reeds, floating vocals, and an assortment of other instruments including Rhodes, bells, harmonium and bowed guitar. She is a founding member of the award-winning quartet, Everything’s A Little Glorious, and has performed with Anthony Coleman, Roscoe Mitchell, Joe Maneri, Ran Blake, and George Russell.

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation.