V/A006: KA BAIRD with CHRIS CORSANO: KINEMATICS (7")
Edition of 100
Hand cut 7" Mono lathe recording on lacquer with laser etching.
Full color archival pigment print sleeve.
Ka Baird is an American recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer based in New York City. She is known and heralded for her raw, ecstatic, and boundary pushing live solo performances which often involve energetic and experimental body movements, vocal/mic techniques and flute playing. She is one of the founding and continuing members of the group Spires That In The Sunset Rise that was founded in Chicago in 2001. Her current work explores improvisation, electroacoustic interventions, extended vocal techniques, electronics, beats and various woodwinds that culminates in a vigorous type of “body music" that seeks extreme release through physical exertion.
She released "Sapropelic Pycnic" through independent label Drag City in September of 2017. Her latest release "Respires" came out through Brooklyn imprint RVNG Intl in October 2019. She has toured nationally and internationally with performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MoMA PS1, Roulette Intermedium, Issue Project Room, The Kitchen, Fridman Gallery and numerous festival appearances including Unsound (Krakow, Poland), TUSK (Newcastle, UK), Incubate (Tilburg, Netherlands), KRAAK (Brussels, Belgium), and Le Guess Who (Utrecht, Netherlands). She has been a music resident at Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago, IL), Pioneer Works (Brooklyn) and was a 2018 Jerome Foundation Artist-in-Residence at Roulette Intermedium.
Chris Corsano is a drummer who defies easy categorization, whose music includes elements that are conceptual, improvisational, collaborative, and visual. He plays with musicians from a wide range of stylistic and cultural legacies, keeping a material sensitivity to his instrumental choices always highly historically attuned. He is a rim-batterer of choice for some of the greatest contemporary purveyors of “jazz” (Paul Flaherty, Joe McPhee, Evan Parker, Christine Abdelnour, Okkyung Lee) and “rock” (Sir Richard Bishop, Bill Orcutt, Jim O'Rourke), as well as artists beyond categorization (Björk, Ghédalia Tazartès, Jandek). Appearing on over 150 albums and touring the world in an wide array of collaborations, Corsano is also a formidable solo performer in his own right, generating new worlds of sound that can be heard on his albums The Young Cricketer, Another Dull Dawn, and Cut.