Saturday, October 7, 2017

Recording: Chris Corsano

Artist: Chris Corsano

Song: [second piece]

Recorded at Double Double Land, September 8, 2017.

Chris Corsano - [second piece]

I had seen this American Underground percussion legend a couple times in this same space, but this solo performance was a whole other trip. His extended techniques (including some Rahsaan Roland Kirk-esque double reed drones) put this far beyond mere "percussion". When he addressed his kit, there was a constant kineticism and wonderful sense of barely-controlled chaos, such as when he'd keep adding bells and bowls on top his his drumhead, even as previously-added ones started tumbling to the floor. Also: strings, bows, gongs and who-knows what else, with all the implements feeling like a part of a greater whole. A really masterful and idea-dense half-hour.

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