But Charles Fasano is also a photographer, a film-maker, an engraver (beautiful linocuts on his site...) and a painter. Well... let's say that Charly is a complete artist. I don't know how to qualify his art, some kind of underground travel with reminiscences of the Beat Generation, very urban, rather black. [many songs/poem readings to listen to, download for free or buy here, and I encourage you to, because there are many jewels laying there. Try "Three Bachelors" or "Bus One" ...]
But as a painter, Charly has just issued a series dedicated to nose flutes, and is about to show his work in an exhibition in Denver (CO), during the month of March :
Paintings by Charly "the city mouse" Fasano
3 Kings Tavern Phoenix Gallery
As far as I know, this is a world premiere ! Charles Fasano is probably the first painter showing a series dedicated to our noble instrument... How did it happen ?
« I have always been fascinated by unique items, people and situations and use them as inspiration for my poetry, short films, and paintings. The nose flute, to me, is one of the most interesting items I have discovered. When we moved back to Denver, I started playing along to Cheap Trick songs while I read your website and discovered a small world of folks that have a passion for it. I started going to parties, bars and concerts around Denver asking my friends what they thought the Humanatone was on first impression. I received so many funny responses from part of an asthma inhaler to baby pacifier. Other answers were generally inappropriate.
The idea for the painting series came from a kind of spontaneous and dream like sequence of images involving the nose flute in unique situations. Kind of like a comic book I guess. »
Portraicts with a nose flute stuck on the face or scenes with Humanatones flying in the air like butterflies, dancing with fans or telephones, very colorful on black backgrounds. For those who are not lucky enough to live in Denver, Charly has generously made an e-book with his 21 paintings. Here it is :
on Facebook - Visit Charles Fasano's website - Charly's facebook page - Listen, download and buy Charles' poems and music at Fast Geek Press - Watch videos by The City Mouse on Youtube - Buy Next Analog Broadcast (poetry) by Charles Fasano at Sunnyoutside - 3 Kings Tavern website (with address and phone...) ---