Performance Calender & CV

from 2012-present

2017-05-21 Eugene Chadbourne Trio with Aaron Bachelder & David Menestres at Greensboro Farmer’s Market

2017-05-20 Eugene Chadbourne Trio with Aaron Bachelder & David Menestres House show in Greensboro

2017-05-17 Polyorchard + Jack Wright and others at Neptunes (Raleigh, NC)

2017-05-16 Polyorchard Exsufflation Series at The Carrack (Durham, NC) with Jack Wright and others

2017-04-26 Dave Rempis, Dan Ruccia, Carrie Shull, David Menestres, & Frank Meadows at Neptunes (Raleigh, NC)

2017-04-18 Polyorchard Exsufflation Series at The Carrack (Durham, NC)

2017-04-15 Polyorchard at Glenwood Books (Greensboro, NC)

2017-04-07 Cyanotype at CAM Raleigh, part of Shaping Our Genetic Future

2017-03-21 Polyorchard Exsufflation Series at The Carrack (Durham, NC). Performing: Laurent Estoppey, Shawn Galvin, Bill McConaghy, David Menestres, Charles Phaneuf

2017-03-17 Lovesphere 22 at Greensboro Project Space

2017-02-01 Chadbourne Trio with Molly & Eugene Chadbourne at King’s (Raleigh, NC) opening for Lonnie Holley

2017-01-11 Free Improvised Music Series at Neptune’s Parlour (Raleigh, NC) night one, programmed by James Gilmore. Performing: Vattel Cherry, Laurent Estoppey, Shawn Galvin, James Gilmore, and David Menestres

2017-01 Every Monday in January Dr. Eugene Chadbourne presents the International Wonder of Weird Songbook at Neptune’s Parlour (Raleigh, NC) Band includes the Chadbourne Family Singers (Molly, Lizzie, & Jenny Chadbourne), Dave Doyle, James Gilmore, Jim McHugh, David Menestres, Carrie Shull, Joe Westerlund

2016-12-18 Dr. Eugene Chadbourne and the Chadbourne Family Singers presents Merely Chadmas at Mack & Mack (Greensboro, NC)

2016-12-13 Cyanotype performs the music of Pauline Oliveros at The Carrack (Durham, NC)

2016-12-11 Duos with Dan Ruccia (viola) at Guest Room (Carrboro, NC)

2016-11-08 Evasive Action Trio at FRESH Santa Fe with Jack Clift (lap steel), David Menestres (bass), Dave Wayne (drums)

2016-10-22 Polyorchard at Radical Abacus (Santa Fe, NM) with David Menestres (bass) and Mark Weaver (tuba)

2016-06-10-12 Five performances of Michaela Davies DUTY at Currents New Media Festival (Santa Fe, NM)

2015-10-14 Polyorchard at Tortuga Gallery (Albuquerque, NM) with David Menestres (bass) and Ben Wright (bass). Opening for Bad Luck (Seattle, WA)

2015-06-17 Solo performance at High Mayhem (Santa Fe, NM)

2015-05-12 Cyanotype at The Carrack (Durham, NC) with Jason Bivins (guitar), Nathan Golub (pedal steel), David Menestres (bass), Christopher Robinson (saxophones)

2015-05-02 Polyorchard at Neptunes Parlour (Raleigh, NC) with Chris Eubank (cello), Bill McConaghy (trumpet), David Menestres (bass, balloons), David Morris (tuba). Opening for Jon Mueller (Milwaukee, WI)

2015-04-13 Polyorchard at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), David Menestres (bass), David Morris (tuba), Dan Ruccia (viola). Opening for Michael Pisaro and Greg Stuart, part of the Experimental Music Study Group

2015-04-05 Polyorchard House Show with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Chris Eubank (cello), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola), Carrie Schull (oboe). Opening for Jacob Wick (Mexico City)

2015-04-03 Collapss + Polyorchard presents John Zorn’s Cobra at  Empire Books (Greensboro, NC)

2015-03-29 Collapss + Polyorchard presents John Zorn’s Cobra at The Shed (Durham, NC)

2015-03-10 Cyanotype at The Carrack (Durham, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Jason Bivins (guitar), David Menestres (bass), David Morris (tuba), Dan Ruccia (viola)

2015-02-28 Polyorchard house show at 719 Devereux (Raleigh, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Chris Eubank (cello), Bill McConaghy (trumpet), David Menestres (bass), David Morris (tuba), Dan Ruccia (viola). Opening for Microkingdom (Baltimore, MD)

2015-02 Eugene Chadbourne Monday night residency for the month of February at Neptunes Parlour (Raleigh, NC) performing selections from Chadbourne’s New Directions in Appalachian Music series

2015-01-13 Polyorchard at Neptune’s Parlour (Raleigh, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Chris Eubank (cello),  David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola). Opening for the Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley duo

2015-01-12 Polyorchard at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Jil Christiansen (accordion), Laurent Estoppey (saxophones), David Menestres (bass). Part of the Experimental Music Study Group

2014-12-27 Eugene Chadbourne’s Merely Chadmas at Mack and Mack (Greensboro, NC)

2014-12-14 small group improvisation with Tatsuya Nakatani at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC)

2014-12-09 Cyanotype at The Carrack (Durham, NC) interpreting Cornelius Cardew’s “Treatise” with Laurent Estoppey (saxophones), Jamie Keesecker (French horn), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola), Heidi Wait (flute)

2014-11-11 Cyanotype at The Carrack (Durham, NC) with Jason Bivins (guitar), Nathan Golub (pedal steel), Jamie Keesecker (French horn), Dan Ruccia (viola), Heidi Wait (flute)

2014-11-04 Polyorchard performs Terry Riley’s In C, on the 50th anniversary to it’s premiere, at King’s (Raleigh, NC) video here

2014-10-27 Monday night residency at Neptune’s Parlour (Raleigh, NC) with a large ensemble of twenty plus members at Neptune’s Parlour (Raleigh, NC)

2014-10-20 Polyorchard Monday night residency at Neptune’s Parlour (Raleigh, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Laurent Estoppey (saxophones), David Jordan (clarinet), Jamie Keesecker (French horn), Bill McConaghy (trumpet), David Menestres (electronics, objects), David Morris (tuba), Bob Pence (bass clarinet), Christoper Robinson (saxophones), Carrie Shull (oboe)

2014-10-13 with Chris Eubank (cello), Nathan Golub (pedal steel), Dan Ruccia (viola), David Menestres (electronics, objects) and Xopher Thurston (bass) Monday night residency at Neptune’s Parlour (Raleigh, NC)

2014-10-06 Polyorchard Monday night residency at Neptune’s Parlour (Raleigh, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Laurent Estoppey (saxophones), Shawn Galvin (percussion), David Menestres (bass)

2014-09-16 Cyanotype at The Carrack (Durham, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Chris Eubank (cello), Jamie Keesecker (French horn), David Menestres (bass), Christopher Robinson (baritone saxophone), Dan Ruccia (viola), Carrie Shull (oboe)

2014-09-12 Distemper at Conundrum (Columbia, SC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola). Also performing: James Falzone (Chicago, IL)

2014-08-22 Eugene Chadbourne’s Civilized Chaos & Musical Mayhem: New Directions in Appalachian Music at Mack and Mack (Greensboro, NC)

2014-07-24 Cyanotype at The Carrack (Durham, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Jason Bivins (guitar), David Menestres (bass), Bob Pence (saxophones), Dan Ruccia (viola)

2014-07-15 Polyorchard at Neptunes Parlour with Jeb Bishop (trombone), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola). Also performing: Matthew Squires and Marcus Rubio (Austin, TX)

2014-07 Eugene Chadbourne Monday night residency for the month of July at Neptunes Parlour (Raleigh, NC) performing selections from Chadbourne’s New Directions in Appalachian Music series

2014-05-22 Polyorchard performs “Between Know and Then: on the occasion of Sun Ra’s 100th arrival day” at Neptunes Parlour (Raleigh, NC) with Jason Bivins (guitar), Sara Bloo (voice, percussion), Chris Eubank (cello), Jamie Keesecker (French horn), Bill McConaghy (trumpet), David Menestres (bass), Ken Moshesh (percussion), Carrie Shull (oboe)

2014-03-21 Cyanotype at The Carrack (Durham, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone),Chris Eubank (cello), Jamie Keesecker (French horn), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola)

2014-02-21 Nakatani Gong Orchestra at CAM Raleigh.

2014-01-14 Polyorchard at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC) with Chris Eubank (cello), Jamie Keesecker (French horn), Shawn Galvin (percussion), David Menestres (bass). Also performing: Conspicuous Convulsion (Carrboro, NC) and redrawblack (New Orleans, LA)

2013-12-19 Polyorchard at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Jason Bivins (guitar), Sara Bloo (voice, percussion), Chris Eubank (cello), Jamie Keesecker (French horn), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola). Also performing: Tegucigalpa (Carrboro, NC) and Baby Copperhead (New York, NY)

2013-11-30 Eugene Chadbourne’s Chadsgiving night two at Mack and Mack (Greensboro, NC)

2013-11-24 Polyorchard at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Chris Eubank (cello), David Menestres (bass); Dan Ruccia (viola). Also performing: for Parties (CA/TX/VA) and Remora (NC)

2013-11-23 Eugene Chadbourne’s Chadsgiving night one at Mack and Mack (Greensboro, NC)

2013-11-16 Cyanotype at Fellowship Hall (Durham, NC) with Todd Hershberger (bassoon), David Menestres (bass), Bob Pence (winds), Dan Ruccia (viola) opening for the Shane Parrish (Asheville, NC) & Tatsuya Nakatani (Eaton, PA) duo

2013-10-24 Polyorchard at Kings Barcade (Raleigh, NC) with Sara Bloo (voice, percussion), Shawn Galvin (percussion), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola), Carrie Shull (oboe), opening for Half Japanese (Austin, TX)

2013-09-25 Polyorchard at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC) with Chris Eubank (cello), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola), part of the monthly 919Noise showcase

2013-09-07 Polyorchard + Merzbow Hopscotch day party at Neptunes Parlour (Raleigh, NC) with Jason Bivins (guitar), Chris Eubank (cello), David Menestres (bass), Merzbow (electronics), Dan Ruccia (viola), Carrie Shull (oboe)

2013-08-16 Polyorchard at Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Shawn Galvin (percussion), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola), opening for Duane Pitre (New Orleans, LA)

2013-07 Eugene Chadbourne Monday night residency for the month of July at Neptunes Parlour (Raleigh, NC) performing Chadbourne’s Insect and Western compositions

2013-06-02 Polyorchard at MotorCo (Durham, NC) with Jason Bivins (guitar), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola), Carrie Shull (oboe, English horn), opening for thingNY (New York, NY)

2013-02-14 Nakatani Gong Orchestra with Tatsuya Nakatani at Marsh Woodwinds (Raleigh, NC)

2013-02-07 Polyorchard at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC) with Jason Bivins (guitar), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Shawn Galvin (percussion), David Menestres (bass). Also performing: Will Robin and his Hep Cats (Chapel Hill, NC)

2013-01-17 Polyorchard at MotorCo (Durham, NC) with Jason Bivins (guitar), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola). Also performing: Savage Knights (Raleigh, NC) and Cantwell, Gomez, and Jordan (Durham, NC)

2012-12-17 Polyorchard at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC) with Jeb Bishop (trombone), Shawn Galvin, (percussion), David Menestres (bass), Dan Ruccia (viola). Also performing: Schooner (Durham, NC), Organos (Durham, NC), and Baby Copperhead (New York City)

2012-08-18 solo performance at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC) part of a benefit show for Tom Carter

2012-07-05 duo with Baptizer at the Science House (Greensboro, NC)

2012-06-13 duo with Baptizer as part of the 919Noise monthly Showcase at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC)

2012-04-13 “An Evening of Improvisational Music at Nightsound Studio” (Carrboro, NC), trio with Lucy Vander Kamp (harp) and Mark Koyanagi (cymbal, signal processing)

2012-02-13 Tatsuya Naktani at King’s (Raleigh, NC) Crowmeat Bob (saxophones), Carrie Shull (oboe), David Menestres (bass), Xopher Thurston (bass), and Craig Hilton (guitar).

2012-02-12 Nakatani Gong Orchestra with Tatsuya Nakatani at Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC)

2012-01-18 solo bass performance, part of the 919Noise monthly showcase at the Nightlight (Chapel Hill, NC)