Tune in to hear a recorded performance of Chris Pitsiokos (alto sax) and Brian Chase (drums) live at Columbia University on April 6, 2014. The free improv duo tore through a set at the Lerner Party Space as part of the Columbia Music Festival, and we captured the performance for your enjoyment. Listen!
Chris Pitsiokos (b.1990) is a composer and improviser who performs primarily on alto saxophone. His improvisation and composition draw on the work of Evan Parker, Jack Wright, John Butcher, John Cage, Richard Barrett, Helmut Lachenmann, Peter Evans, Weasel Walter, and the early work of John Zorn. Since moving to Brooklyn in the summer of 2012 he has had the pleasure and privilege of performing and/or recording with many older members of the avant-garde such as Elliott Sharp, Peter Evans, Sam Pluta, Weasel Walter, Marc Edwards, Kevin Shea, Ron Anderson, Frank Gratkowski, and Tim Dahl. In addition to performing and composing music, Chris runs his own record label, Eleatic Records.