Thuistezien 272 — 21.05.2021
Chris Corsano is a drummer/improviser currently living in Ithaca, NY. He is famous for his very unique use of extended technique and prepared drums (the act of modifying the drum kit in order to find new / different sounds), leading to an extremely creative and characteristic approach to drumming. Through these methods he constantly searches for new possibilities on the drums, and when combined with his incredibly skillful technique, often leads to unexpected and compelling results. Besides having played with a vast amount of fellow improvisers (Paul Flaherty, Mette Rasmussen, Joe McPhee, Bill Nace, Okkyung Lee, etc.) he has performed a lot solo, pushing what is physically possible as a musician in order to achieve both sonically and visually engaging performances. His contribution to the series No View The Radio is no exception.
About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music.
Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.