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february, 2024

15febthuChris Corsano + Chris Pitsiokos // Aaron Gonzalez + Matthew Frerck7:03 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Backyard Concert

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An energetic evening of ecstatic duos. Chris Corsano is on tour from New York, and Chris Pitsiokos from Berlin; they are crossing paths in Texas. Corsano is a drummer whose collaborators include Joe McPhee, Sylvie Courvoisier, Sir Richard Bishop, Jim O’Rourke, Ghedalia Tazartes and Björk. Pitsiokos is a saxophonist who has played and recorded with Jaimie Branch, Wendy Eisenberg, Tyshawn Sorey, Otomo Yoshihide, Mazen Kerbaj, and many others. From Dallas, Aaron Gonzalez and Matthew Frerck are two adventurous and erudite bassists, they played together for the first time at The Wild Detectives in 2017.



Chris Corsano 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). Corsano has been playing since the 1990s, combining modern free-jazz collectivism with the urgency and intensity of hardcore punk.  Around 2005 lhe started developing a dynamic, spontaneously-composed orchestra-of-one utilizing extended techniques for drum set, non-percussive instruments of his own creation (e.g. bowed violin strings stretched across drum heads), circular breathing on modified reed instruments, and stockpiles of resonant metals. He spent 2007-08 as the drummer on Björk’s Volta world tour. 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. He’s also worked with, among others: Paul Dunmall, Bill Orcutt, Mette Rasmussen, Nate Wooley, Akira Sakata, Merzbow, Rodrigo Amado, Nels Cline, Heather Leigh, Ken Vandermark , and Sunburned Hand Of Man.

Chris Pitsiokos is a New York/Berlin-based saxophonist, composer and improviser. While Pitsiokos does not concern himself with genre, broadly speaking his music falls under the umbrella of experimentalism, including noise, improvised music, experimental jazz, free jazz, noise rock, new music, minimal music, drone and art rock. As a soloist he has developed a unique voice on the alto saxophone: his expansion of the instrument’s vocabulary has served to multiply its emotive and formal possibilities. He has recorded over 30 albums as a leader or co-leader. As a bandleader and soloist, he has toured in Japan, the US, South America and Europe. In 2016 he was a resident at John Zorn’s club the Stone and contributed to Arcana, a series of books edited by Zorn. He has also worked with Axel Dörner, Mazen Kerbaj, Tony Buck, Wendy Eisenberg, Nate Wooley, Miya Masaoka, Paul Lytton, Peter Evans, Weasel Walter, Jaimie Branch, and Tyshawn Sorey. Pitsiokos serves on the Editorial Board of, and writes for, Sound American.



Aaron plays all kinds of bass, he is a composer, a musical teacher and a performance artist. Elder son of Dennis Gonzalez and older brother of Stefan. Together, the three of them, use to play as Yeels At Eels (beautiful melodies, explosive rhythm fluxes and bursts of dynamics that borders and passes through countless possibilities in contemporary jazz), with just Stefan they are both Akkolyte (an intense experimental grindcore duo) and both of them with guitarist Gregg Prickett used to play as Unconscious Collective, an avant fusion maximum-power trio. Also with Stefan but adding the extraordinary Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes and saxophonist Rodrigo Amado they have been Humanization Qtet. Besides these groups, Aaron had also played with Ra Kalaam Bob Moses, Rob Mazurek, Wendy Eisenberg, Eugene Chadbourne, Damon Smith, Patrick Shiroishi, and a long list of other artists. Recently, along with Stefan, they are keeping alive the music of their father through the Dennis Gonzalez Legacy Band.

Matthew, a native of Richardson, is a bassist, composer, and improviser. His approach has led him to collaborate and share stage with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/saxophonist Henry Threadgill, Aaron Dilloway, and Ursula Opens, among others. Nowadays is a member of Trio Glossia, along with Stefan Gonzalez and Joshua Miller.



***DISCLAIMER: In case of inclement weather, the show will be held indoors.***

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(Thursday) 7:03 pm - 10:00 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas