An Innovative Musical Experience: Night Terrors At LPL

Meditative singing bowls, clashing Chinese cymbals, gongs of every size and pitch, ancient drumbeats and the modern squeal of an electronic guitar pedal; these are some of the instruments Paul Stranahan and Tim Mirth use to create Night Terrors, a mystical soundscape that leaves the unsuspecting concertgoer with a collection of thrills, chills and frissons.

The Night Terrors experience will be coming to Lakewood Public Library on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. as part of our Sunday With The Friends programming.  The event takes place in the Main Basement Auditorium at 15425 Detroit Avenue.

Paul Stranahan is a percussionist, composer and music teacher. Stranahan graduated from the Conservatory of Music at Capital University and now plays in a handful of ensembles including The Paul Stranahan Jazz Trio and, of course, Night Terrors.

Tim Mirth is a musician from Akron, who has performed music in various ensembles and solo performances ranging from classical guitar recitals, Jazz Metal in his band Red Side Visible, jazz fusion in Paul Stranahan’s various ensembles and the modern metal band Ceterum. 

Together they explore, improvise and experiment. The result? According to, “Night Terrors performs like a dream gone awry; giving yourself in is the only reality that makes sense. Fighting the music will leave you scarred, releasing to it will find you safely home, with a memory.”

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