Flutist Michael Avitabile answers #10Questions in the latest installment of our interview series. Read on to find out about his hidden talents, upcoming projects, and the role that coffee plays in his success.
What is your profession?
Flutist, Founding Member of Hub New Music, Entrepreneur, Publicist, (aspiring food blogger)
Where do you live?
What's a cool project you're currently working on?
My band Hub New Music is currently gearing up for a music and film project called "Blue" at the MFA which comments on the impacts of 9/11 on the environment.
What's your current favorite Boston bar or restaurant?
Anywhere I live, I have to know where all the good coffee places are— so, a special shout out to Brassica (JP), Render (South End), and 1369 Coffee House (Cambridge). I'm also a fanboy of Gourmet Dumpling House in Chinatown.
Random fact/hidden talent about yourself?
Before I ever played music, I wanted to be a chef. I spend any time I am not working on cooking and developing new recipes. My latest personal project is a food blog called "Farm to Avitabile" that I'm hoping to launch next month.
I am powered by/run on _________________?
Coffee, inspiring art events, coffee, colleagues/family/friends, a desire to share contemporary music with as many people as possible, and then more coffee.
What is your favorite #bosarts experience from the last few months (or of all time!)?
I just saw a dance performance called FOLK-S at the ICA this weekend that I CANNOT stop thinking about.
What's your most memorable "That's so Boston" experience?
When I first moved here for grad school, the Red Sox won the world series. That night I couldn't go to sleep because there were people parading around the streets!
If you weren't in Boston in 2017, what city and era would you be most at home in?
Turn of the century Paris—or Detroit at any time (it's my other favorite city).
Name the next three fascinating #bosarts people we should send these questions to next.
Ashe Gordon, Kati Agocs, Robert Honstein