Polyorchard’s Fifth Anniversary Celebrations

Five Gigs to Celebrate Five Years

2017-12-01 Polyorchard performs at Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC) Aaron Bachelder, Vatel Cherry, Eugene Chadbourne, Michael Thomas Jackson, David Menestres. Part of First Friday celebrations in conjunction with an artist talk by Monique van Hinte. Event runs from 6-10pm, Polyorchard will perform at 7pm.

2017-12-04 Polyorchard’s Residency at Neptune’s Parlour (Raleigh, NC). Spontaneous compositions and another annoyances for clarinets and low strings, with Crowmeat Bob, Michael Thomas Jackson, David Menestres, Charles Phaneuf, and Dan Ruccia.

2017-12-05 Polyorchard Exsufflation Series at The Carrack (Durham, NC) with Crowmeat Bob, Jil Christensen, Bill McConaghy, David Menestres.

2017-12-11 Polyorchard’s Residency at Neptune’s Parlour (Raleigh, NC) with Jil Christensen, Bill McConaghy, David Menestres, Charles Phaneuf, Dan Ruccia.

2017-12-18 Polyorchard’s Residency at Neptune’s Parlour (Raleigh, NC) with Jason Bivins, Laurent Estoppey, Shawn Glavin, Bill McConaghy, David Menestres, Charles Phaneuf, Chris Robinson. Performance will include the US premiere of Estudios Edafonicos by Alan Courtis and a special duo set from Zkrabuj et chou et pâté.

 

Polyorchard 10tet at Neptunes

Monday 10/20 is the third night of the Polyorchard October residency at Neptunes Parlour. This night will feature a large ensemble formation of Polyorchard with a focus on winds and brass. Performers include Jeb Bishop, Laurent Estoppey, David Jordan, Jamie Keesecker, Bill McConaghy, David Menestres, David Morris, Bob Pence, Chris Robinson, Carrie Shull. The program will include variations on Eva-Maria Houben’s von da nach da and a new tune of mine called More Birds in Rhyme (aka stupid bird songs).

9pm, $5 suggested donation at the door

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Tatsuya Nakatani at Kings 2/13/12

I feel very fortunate to be playing with the great percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani at Kings Barcade in Raleigh on Monday February 13, 2012 with Crowmeat Bob, Carrie Shull, Xopher Thurston, and Craig Hilton. Show starts at 9pm and is free!

Tatsuya is also playing Sunday February 12, 2012 at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill with the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. The local edition of the NGO is scheduled to be Chris Eubank, Lisa McQuay, Carrie Shull, Alexis Mastromichalis, Dan Partridge, Crowmeat Bob. Show starts at 9pm and is $6.

UPDATE: I will be playing with the NGO on Sunday too! There is video of the NGO’s performance on Friday at the Kennedy Center here.

The blurb from The Independent:

Experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani mixes the acoustic rumble and clatter of expressive drumming with the metallic cries of bowed cymbals and gongs. His Monday Kings show is one of two Triangle shows in as many days (Sunday night he brings his exciting new gong orchestra to Chapel Hill’s Nightlight). In Raleigh, he’ll pair his usually unusual solo set with a collaborative improv featuring notable local avant-players Carrie Shull, David Menestres, Craig Hilton, Xopher Thurston and “Crowmeat” Bob Pence. Some of the most poignant sounds of this evening will be delicate, nuanced and whisper-quiet, so come prepared to listen only. —Corbie Hill