Chris Corsano (US)

with Tony Irving and Adam Cadell

Tuesday 23 May 2017 (opening 7:00pm)

at The Junk Bar's Skukum Lounge ( venue info )
215 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove QLD


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ $23.50

"...seriously one of the most exciting drummers on the planet." -Adam
Richards, indieworkshop.com

"...deadly drum explosions...swatting his kit as if it were covered in
giant ants, with every component used to full effect - a tightly
orchestrated beating of skins and rims resounding over the ensuing flow of
inventive exploration" - Edwin Pouncey - The Wire

"Mr. Corsano is a peripatetic ace of the avant-garde." - Nate Chinen, New
York Times

"Corsano is one of the best drummers of his generation" - Byron Coley,
Arthur Magazine

Voted one of the '100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music' by Spin
Magazine (May 2013), Chris Corsano is a drummer who has been working at the
intersections of collective improvisation, free jazz, avant-rock, and noise
music since the late 1990's. He began a long-standing, high-energy musical
partnership with saxophonist Paul Flaherty in 1998. Their style, which they
occasionally refer to with (semi-)tongue-in-cheek humor as "The Hated
Music", infuses modern free-jazz's ecstatic collectivism with the urgency
and intensity of hardcore punk. A move to the UK in 2005 led Corsano to
concentrate on his solo music, an always-spontaneously-composed amalgam of
extended techniques for drum set and non-percussion instruments of his own
making incorporated into his kit: e.g. violin strings stretched across drum
heads, modified reed instruments that transform the drums into resonators
which can, in turn, be used to incite strips of metal to react to the drum
membranes' Chladni-plate-like modes of vibration, adding contact mics and
synthesizers to the mix in more recent years. In 2006, Corsano released his
first solo recording, The Young Cricketer, and toured extensively
throughout Europe, USA, and Japan. He spent 2007 and '08 as the drummer on
Björk's Volta world tour, all the while weaving in shows and recordings on
his days off with the likes of Evan Parker, Virginia Genta, C. Spencer Yeh,
and Jandek. Now living back in the US, Corsano's dedication to collective
improvisation has led to collaborations with many kindred spirits and
resulted in his appearance on over 140 records and 1000 live performances
including with, among others, Michael Flower, Vampire Belt (with Bill
Nace), Rangda (with Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny), Paul Dunmall, Joe
McPhee, Okkyung Lee, Mette Rasmussen, John Edwards, Sylvie Courvoisier,
Nate Wooley, Jim O'Rourke & Akira Sakata, Merzbow, Jessica Rylan, Nels
Cline, Heather Leigh, Ken Vandermark, and Sunburned Hand Of Man (Manhand).
In addition to those mentioned above, he's also worked with, among others:
Sunburned Hand Of Man, MV&EE, and Wally Shoup. Corsano’s latest releases
have involved collaborations with Bill Orcutt, Nate Wooley, Ghedalia
Tezartes and more.

There’s so much to see and hear we can only recommend you go and delve in
over here: http://www.cor-sano.com/

This rare appearance of Chris Corsano in Brisbane is not to be missed,
particularly in the intimate setting of the Junk Bar where every scrape,
scratch and thump will come out in splendid detail.

Warming up the evening for Corsano is the duo of drummer Tony Irving (a
legend of European improvisation we now get to keep in Brisbane, whose
drumming in bands such as Ascension greatly influenced Corsano’s generation
of players) and Brisbane’s own violin scraper Adam Cadell (The Scrapes,
Jive Canyon) delivering their own high energy free jazz hardcore maelstrom
as they have time and again locally and interstate and on record (available
here: https://tonyirvingadamcadell.bandcamp.com/ ).

“Cerebral dreamscapes and cathartic nightmares” – Sonic Masala

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*