Monday, September 4, 2017

Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt performed at Avalon Island.

The Civic Minded 5, Timucua Arts Foundation and Gallery at Avalon Island presented a Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt  concert at the Gallery at Avalon Island (37 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801).

The evening consisted of solo mini-sets by Corsano and Orcutt followed by a duet set.

Guitarist Bill Orcutt could be described as a raw, outsider Country Blues guitarist or a radical, Post-Minimalist composer. Or he could be a Noise or No Wave musician gone acoustic to play chestnuts of American Vernacular Music. Checking all these boxes would also lead to a fairly functional description. It’s also fair to say that Bill’s international appeal in the last half a dozen years comes from his singular, dynamic approach with a partly de-stringed and re-tuned acoustic guitar.

Chris Corsano is a drummer who has been at the intersections of free improvisation, noise, and avant-rock musics since the late 1990's. He has worked with saxophonists like Paul Flaherty, Joe McPhee and Evan Parker; guitarists such as Sir Richard Bishop, Heather Leigh Murray, and Jim O'Rourke; and one-of-a-kind artists like Björk and Jandek.

The moody lighting and improvisational music was inspiring to sketch to leading me to let go of my tried and true methods to get an image on the page.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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