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701 CCA and CMFA Present: Chris Corsano

September 27 @ 8:30 pm


Chris Corsano (b. 1975, USA) is a New York-based drummer who has been active at the intersections of collective improvisation, free jazz, avant-rock, and experimental music since the late 1990’s. He’s been the rim-batterer of choice for some of the greatest contemporary purveyors of “jazz” (Joe McPhee, Paul Flaherty, Mette Rasmussen, Zoh Amba) and “rock” (Sir Richard Bishop, Bill Orcutt, Jim O’Rourke), as well as artists beyond categorization (Björk for her Volta album and world tour, Michael Flower, Okkyung Lee). His dedication to collective improvisation has led Corsano to join forces with many kindred spirits and his appearance on over 180 records and thousands of live performances.

“Corsano, despite being arguably the most riotosly energetic and creative drummer in contemporary free jazz, does far more than merely bash his kit into submission. Playing loud does not mean abandoning subtlety, and Corsano’s sudden shifts of texture and dynamics are a wonder to behold.”

– Dan Warburton, The Wire (April 2006)

8:00 PM – doors open

8:30 PM – show

Cover $15.

photo credits: Jakob Isselstein and Laurent Orseau


September 27
8:30 pm


CMFA ArtSpace
914 Pulaski Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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