Sunday, April 8, 2012

Event: Chris Corsano & Willie Lane



Friday, April 20th, 8pm
at
Brickbat Books:

Chris Corsano & Willie Lane!




Chris Corsano

"...seriously one of the most exciting drummers on the planet." -Adam Richards, indieworkshop.com

First spellbound by freely improvised music in the mid-1990s after witnessing performances by TEST, William Parker, Cecil Taylor, and others, Chris Corsano began a long-standing, high-energy partnership with Paul Flaherty in 1998. A move from western Massachusetts, USA to the UK in 2005 led Corsano to develop an expanded solo music of his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings and bows, pot lids, and other everyday household items into his drum kit. In February 2006 he released his first solo recording, The Young Cricketer, and toured extensively throughout Europe, USA, and Japan. He spent 2007 and '08 as the drummer on Björk's Volta world tour, all the while weaving in shows and recordings on his days off with the likes of Evan Parker, Virginia Genta, and C. Spencer Yeh. Moving back to the U.S. in 2009, Corsano returned focus to his own projects, most notably a duo with Michael Flower, Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny) and solo work, now revamped to include synthesizers and contact microphones in addition to his drum set and home-made acoustic instruments.


Willie Lane

"John's Roast Pork...Their steak meets all my requirements: sharp provolone, near-caramelized onions, fresh rolls, and spinach if I need a green. It's also the biggest. But the problem with John's is that they're only open weekdays until about 12:30pm, and my cheesesteak cravings generally hit around sundown. For an evening snack, I go to Tony Luke's because their ingredients are above average and they'll put mayo on it. Anyone arguing the merits of Pat's and Geno's is just splitting hairs over the two greatest purveyors of mediocre sandwiches in the city, but they're the only option at wee hours. For the record, I prefer Pat's." -Willie Lane, Vice Magazine

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