Chris Corsano / Tony Elieh / Sharif Sehnaoui

New commissioned collaboration of three outstanding personalities of today’s improv scene.

Sharif Sehnaoui is a free improvising guitarist. He plays both electric & acoustic guitars, with extended and prepared techniques, focusing on expanding the intrinsic possibilities of these instruments without the use of effects or electronics. In Lebanon, he actively contributed to the emergence of an unprecedented experimental music scene. Along with Mazen Kerbaj he created “Irtijal” in 2000, a yearly international festival that is the oldest improvised and new music festival in the Arab world.

Tony Elieh was also a member of Scrambled Eggs, one of Beirut’s most prolific and talented rock bands of the early 2000’s, and remained with the group from its beginnings until its precocious demise in 2015. Elieh is nowadays a member of improvising experimental ensembles Karkhana and Johnny Kafta’s Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra.

Chris Corsano is one of the greatest drummers working today. He has developed a percussive language of extraordinary amplitude and infinite resources. His collaborations stretch from free jazz greats (Joe McPhee, Paul Flaherty) to noise mavens (Bill Nace, C Spencer Yeh) and pop superstars (Björk).