Improvising on the scrap heap
From the October, 2005 issue
Avant-garde sometimes equates with in-your-face, but the avant-garde music of Frank Pahl manifests an innocent enthusiasm for pure sound. When I heard Pahl perform with a backup band of three at Kerrytown Concert House a couple of years ago, I came away calm and a bit wide eyed. His music was lyrical, rhapsodic in a word, beautiful.