ALREADY HAPPENED – Chris Corsano, Matthew Grigg

16. August 2013, 20 Uhr. BLACK BOX im cuba, Achtermannstr 10-12, Münster, Germany.

Gig poster by Alex Duma photo: Matt Elkind Photo: Matthew Grigg

Chris Corsano

Chris Corsano is a renowned drummer and improviser currently based in upstate New York. He has released a slew of records over the past decade, often with partner in composition/destruction, saxophonist Paul Flaherty. Corsano’s technique involves both a fluid physicality and an innate sense of how disparate sounds compliment one another. The drum kit serves as his toolbox, but it is not so sacred that the introduction of foreign objects or outlandish techniques would defile its integrity. His use of wood blocks, funnels, and simple human breath exemplify Corsano’s ability to surpass the limitations of his materials with imagination and artistry. His inventive virtuosity has led to his recruitment into one of Björk’s touring ensembles, and he has recorded and performed with Joe McPhee, Bill Orcutt, Evan Parker, Jim O’Rourke, Keiji Haino, Jandek and many others.

“Am Ende wird er über den Trommeln schweben, so leicht und zart und zugleich so energisch beherrscht Chris Corsano sein Instrument. Ein funkelndes dunkelbuntes Gewitter aus noise rührt er aus seinem Schlagzeug heraus: unaufhörlich wechseln seine Rhythmen die Richtung – und wirken doch immer selbstgenügsam und glücklich. So schnell spielt Corsano, dass seine Beats in der Luft zu stehen scheinen. Er spielt mit den Händen, reibt mit Glocken und kleinen Metallringen auf den Fellen herum, sägt mit einem singenden Buttermesser an den Rändern der Becken; spielt mit gekreuzten Klöppelpaaren wie ein Vibrafonist. Unfassbar, wie lyrisch jemand klingen kann, der solche Intensitäten erschafft: Chris Corsanos Musik ist ohrenbetäubend und zugleich sanft, intensiv und doch nicht brutal: warm, weich, weit jenseits von allem, was sich mit elektronischen Mitteln erzeugen lässt.” (Jens Balzer, Berliner Zeitung, 19.07.2008)

www.cor-sano.com


Matthew Grigg

Tonal noiser and industrial jazzer, Grigg works guitar, amplifier and electronics so you hear the signal itself. Ornette Coleman, The Dead C and those Sonic Youths are amongst the m x v of his momentum directed into Blade Runner territory. Improv duos with sax-howler David Finch, drummers Robin Foster and Ross Parfitt, plus regular squealing in the Cheltenham Improvisors Orchestra, have produced wild stuff.

matthewgrigg.wordpress.com

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