American drummer Chris Corsano and French saxophonist Christine Abdelnour have been working as a duo for several years and perform regularly in Europe. The disc « Quand fond la neige, où va le blanc ? » (Where Does the White Go When the Snow Melts? ) is the highlight of their collaboration and is to be released by Relative Pitch Records.


The association of the two most talented musicians of the "new" generation offers a music of incredible richness in which the duo merges like tectonic plates of different densities, moving through intricate and complex sounds, transparent and fragile.


A continuous flow where scratches and intermittent metallic resonances are distinguished from the sinusoidal waves created by the saxophonist.


Both musicians explore all possible levels of volume, timbre, density, while respecting a common need for space and breathing. The interaction seems to be based on a principle of permanent respect and balance between each musician.


Chris Corsano is a drummer who has been working at the intersections of free improvisation, avant-rock, and noise musics since the late 1990's. He's toured and recorded with saxophonists like Paul Flaherty, Joe McPhee, and Evan Parker; string aces Sir Richard Bishop, Okkyung Lee, and Jim O'Rourke; and one-of-a-kind artists like Björk, Ghédalia Tazartès, Merzbow, and Jandek, appearing on over a hundred albums in the process. Constantly on the hunt to expand his sound beyond conventional ideas of what drums can and can't do, Corsano attacks his kit with everything from bowed cello strings stretched across drum heads to circular breathing reeds to contact microphones on hi-hats to a slew of extended percussion techniques of his own creation. 

“Corsano, despite being arguably the most riotously 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” - The Wire