The Dec. 22 program will feature former Columbian Andrew Choate, followed by Polyorchard.
Doors open at 8 pm, music starts st 8:30, $10 admission
Choate, who now lives in Los Angeles, is a poet as well as a visual and sound artist. His visual and spoken-word performances can seem both choreographed and stream-of-conscious. He focuses on the large and the small mysteries of life and the ways people — him, at least — try to inhabit a world shaped by others. Is it absurdity or extended farce? The audience can decide.
Polyorchard is an ensemble led by David Menestres, a N.C.-based bassist, composer and writer. Polyorchard explores the gray area between free jazz and modern classical music. The group performs original pieces, spontaneous work and compositions by other artists. Polyorchard has collaborated with a diverse array of artists, including Japanese noise legend Merzbow and ensemBle baBel from Switzerland, and has shared bills with Tashi Dorji, Dougie Bowne, Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley, among others. Menestres has been the host and producer of Tone Science, a weekly two-hour radio show on taintradio.org
, since 2010.