Chris CorsanoChris Corsano plays Upstairs@Whelans with Thread Pulls next Monday and we’ve got some tickets to give away thanks to U.F.O.

Chris Corsano plays Upstairs@Whelans with Thread Pulls next Monday and we’ve got some tickets to give away thanks to U.F.O.

U.F.O presents!

CHRIS CORSANO
Thread Pulls
Upstairs @ Whelan’s, November 23rd, 8pm
Tickets €10 plus booking fee from WAV Box-Office (Lo-Call 1890 200 078), City Discs, www.tickets.ie, Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

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

New England based Corsano is a multi-faceted drummer; capable of solo sets of the most beguiling inventiveness, featuring drums, gamelan-like metallic objects, tiny strings, saxophone mouthpieces and whatever else he has at hand. He’s recorded and gigged with, among others, Paul Flaherty, Michael Flower, Björk, Jim O’Rourke, Thurston Moore, Evan Parker, Nels Cline, Jessica Rylan, Jandek, Six Organs of Admittance, Sunburned Hand Of Man, Okkyung Lee, MV&EE, Keiji Haino, Vampire Belt, Joe McPhee, Christina Carter and Heather Leigh Murray.
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First spellbound by free improvised music in the mid ’90s through witnessing performances by TEST, William Parker, Cecil Taylor and others, Corsano began a long-standing high-energy partnership with Paul Flaherty in 1998. Moving from western Massachusetts, USA to Manchester, England in 2005 and then Edinburgh, Scotland a year later, Corsano focused on developing 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 Jack Rose. In 2007 and ’08 he was the drummer on Björk’s Volta world tour. With a move back to Massachusetts, 2009 heralds a return to his own projects, most notably his duo with Michael Flower and solo work, now revamped to include synthesizers and contact mics in addition to his drum kit and home-made acoustic instruments.

It’s the usual set up for giveaways – just email your name & contact details to corsanotickets@thumped.com by midnight on Satuday & the winner will be notified by email on Sunday – so make sure you use an email address you can access at the weekend…