About Elysium Furnace Works presents William Parker

Over the decades, Parker has developed a reputation as a connector and hub of information concerning the history of creative music, recently culminating in a two hefty volumes of interviews with over 60 avant-garde and creative musicians, Conversations I & II. He is also the subject of an exhaustive 468-page “sessionography” that documents thousands of performances and recording sessions, a remarkable chronicle of his prolificness as an active artist.


Elysium Furnace Works is a cooperative project

co-led by Mike Faloon and James Keepnews.

EFW seeks to present the work of vanguard artists

in settings as dedicated and uncompromising as the art itself,

focusing primarily although not exclusively

on live music performances in and around Beacon, NY.