Thursday, October 02, 2008
"THOR’S FEATHERS #1"
a new concert series for solo drummers
beginning with one of the most dynamic drummers
currently creating waves around the world
Wednesday November 5 @ 21:00
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
Chris Corsano has gained a well-earned reputation as one of the hardest-working drummers around. Equally at home with intense kinetic explosions of energy and concentrated near-silence, he effortlessly flows from one idea to the next, always sympatico with his fellow musicians. He has recorded and gigged with, among others, Paul Flaherty, Thurston Moore, Jessica Rylan, Jim O'Rourke, Matt Heyner, Michael Flower, Nels Cline, Jandek, Greg Kelly, Daniel Carter, Six Organs of Admittance, Evan Parker, Sunburned Hand Of Man, Okkyung Lee, Wally Shoup, MV&EE, Keiji Haino, Dredd Foole, Vampire Belt, Joe McPhee, Björk, Carlos Giffoni, Akira Sakata, Christina Carter and Heather Leigh Murray.
After moving from western Massachusetts, USA to Manchester, England in 2005 and then Edinburgh, Scotland a year later, Corsano focused on developing an expanded solo percussion music of his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings and bows, pot lids, adhesive tape and other household devices into his drumkit. In February 2006, he released his first solo recording, The Young Cricketer, and toured the UK opening for the mighty acoustic guitarist Jack Rose. In 2007 and '08 he's been drumming on Björk's Volta world tour as well as continuing his own projects.
"Corsano, despite being arguably the most riotosly energetic and creative drummer in contemporary free jazz, does far more than merely bash his kit into submission. Playing loud does not mean abandoning subtlety, and Corsano's sudden shifts of texture and dynamics are a wonder to behold." - Dan Warburton, The Wire (April 2006)
with support from:
Hilary Jeffery’s psychedelic drone group returns to OT301 with a new one-hour drone piece, featuring:
Seamus Cater - harmonicas
Hilary Jeffery - trombone, tromboscillator
Rozemarie Heggen - electric bass
Wim Lots - electronics
Mark Morse - guitar and electronics
Sixpack Romancer (DJ Set) (Bruxxxels)
and films from Erica Stanger