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Eli Keszler Presented by Dismal Niche and Mizzou International Composers Fest (At Firestone Baars Chapel - Stephens College)


  • Beer and Wine Service from Cafe Berlin

MICF is proud to partner with Columbia-based experimental music organization Dismal Niche to present NYC-based percussionist/composer Eli Keszler.

"For more than a decade, experimental percussionist and sound artist Eli Keszler has dismantled the idea of what a drum can be and how it should sound." -- Pitchfork

"Eli Keszler's music occupies a unique but imaginative space on the experimental music landscape." -- PopMatters

Eli Keszler is a New York-based artist, composer and percussionist. Keszler’s music, installations, and visual works have appeared at the Whitney Museum, Lincoln Center, MIT List Center, 67 Ludlow, Victoria & Albert museum, Sculpture Center, The Kitchen, South London Gallery, Hessel Museum, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, LUMA-Foundation, Barbican-St. Luke’s, Walker Art Center, LAX Art, and Greater New York at MOMA PS1. He has released solo records for Shelter Press, Empty Editions, ESP-Disk', Pan and Rel records. As a composer Keszler has received commissions from the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, ICE Ensemble, Brooklyn String Orchestra and So Percussion. Keszler works and collaborates with Oneohtrix Point Never, Laurel Halo, Rashad Becker and David Grubbs amongst many others.

The Mizzou International Composeres Festival is the region's premiere showcase for new works by top young composers. To commemorate the 10th annual festival, all events are FREE and open to the public. For a full schedule of events, visit