Andrew Choate

Contributing Writer

Andrew Choate is the author of author of several books including "Stingray Clapping" and "Learning". He is the curator of The Unwrinkled Ear concert series in Los Angeles and "the world's foremost bollard photographer", according to Slate.

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Written by Andrew Choate

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Fernando Pessoa and The Newfound Existentialism

Less solace, less certainty, less cures, less normalcy, less identity, less togetherness: the paltry talking-head zoom-conference solo-concert isn’t cutting it.

Andrew Choate

FOCUS ON

Magda Mayas - A Portrait of the Pianist with Three Grand Pianos

Accretion is a remarkable performance for three grand pianos and one pianist, and a collaboration between Berlin-based pianist and improvisor Magda Mayas, and Gothenburg-based choreographer Toby Kassell.

Andrew Choate

FESTIVAL REPORT

Konfrontationen 2018 in Nickelsdorf, Austria

Ahead of Konfrontationen's 40 years edition, read some thoughts and impressions from last year's festival of the free jazz and improvised music in Nickelsdorf, Austria.

Andrew Choate

FIRST PERSON

Improvised Music Depends on Failure

The difference between not-a-total-success and absolute-failure is often one of attitude.

Andrew Choate

IN CONVERSATION

Szilárd and Erzsébet Mezei - Letters from Northern Serbia

Essays about Hungarian free violinist Szilárd Mezei and visual artist Erzsébet Mezei, his mother.

Andrew Choate

FESTIVAL TALK

Preview: Konfrontationen 37 in Nickelsdorf

Andrew Choate previews the 37th edition of the Konfrontationen festival for free and improvised music.

Andrew Choate

FESTIVAL REPORT

Konfrontationen 36 in Nickelsdorf, Austria

Words from Konfrontationen festival for free and improvised music that knows no borders - whether they be styles, nations or generations.

Andrew Choate