Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Mikel Patrick Avery

Jazz drummer Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic style of drumming that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery constructs a stage play complete with props, objects, and dialogue – moving from object to object, instrument to instrument.

Comprised of micro-pieces, this weekly performance series will provide a glimpse into the mind of the artist. Referencing repertoire theatre, Avery brings the labor of creation into his performances, sharing his process with the audience. Every week a new micro-piece will be expanded on, as Avery invites his viewers to participate by exploring the idea of breaking the fourth wall.