Seattle Scene: October 19-27, 2018

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Chris Icasiano & Lori Goldston
Fri. Oct. 19, 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Lori Goldston (cello) and Chris Icasiano (drums) will play solos and a duo set. Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, Goldston wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography. Icasiano’s chicken adobo is delicious, he has run three marathons, and his current karaoke go-to song is Luther Vandross’ “So Amazing.” Presented by Seattle Improvised Music Festival.

Hotel Neon + Marcus Fischer + Benoît Pioulard
Sat. Oct. 20, 7 PM; $15 – $15 at the door

Marcus Fischer (Portland) = Slowly unfolding melodies and warm tape saturated drones. Benoît Pioulard (Seattle) = remnants of pop song structures with the lushness and unpredictability of field recordings. Hotel Neon (Philadelphia) = immersive and atmospheric soundscapes, subtle melodies and improvisation aided by projected film and images.

WED. 10/23 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents Seattle saxophonist Neil Welch’s large ensemble work Concepcion Picciotto

FRI. 10/26 – pianist Jesse Myers and flutist Leanna Keith perform Nicole Lizée’s Tarantino Etudes

SAT. 10/27 – Triptet is Tom Baker


David Menestres on Barre Phillips 

Source: burning ambulance.

It seems almost impossible, but the idea of the solo double bass album only goes back fifty years. The album generally credited as being the first was Journal Violone by Barre Phillips, recorded on November 30, 1968 inside St. James Norlands church in London. Fifty years later, Barre Phillips is ending his long run of solo albums and performances with one last album, End to End, released earlier this year on ECM.

5049 Records Podcast Episode 180 – Stuart Bogie 

Source: 5049 Records.

Stuart Bogie is a hell of a guy and a damn fine saxophonist. Incredibly active in the Brooklyn scene, he has been a member of Antibalas since 2001 and was the featured soloist in the Bill T. Jones Broadway production of Fela!. He’s recorded extensively with bands the Arcade Fire, Iron & Wine, TV on the Radio and many many more. He leads the band Superhuman Happiness, who release their new album “Beacon” this Friday, 10/19, on Yeggs Records. This is a great talk with a great dude.



October 10, 2018
Tamio Shiraishi & Mike Sidnam, The Footlight
Tamio Shiraishi Mike Sidnam

October 10, 2018
Jeremiah Cymerman Solo, The Footlight
Jeremiah Cymerman

October 8, 2018
Christoph Irniger Pilgrim, Nublu
Stefan Aeby Raffaele Bossard Dave Gisler Christoph Irniger Michi Stulz

October 10, 2018
Razorlegs + Jim Sauter, The Footlight
Peter Dobill Andrew Hurst Jim Sauter

RIP Takehisa Kosugi

Source: Pitchfork.

Japanese avant-garde composer and violinst Takehisa Kosugi has died, according to the Merce Cunningham Trust. He was 80 years old. Associated with the Fluxus movement, Takehisa Kosugi was best known for the experimental music he made in the ’60s and ’70s. He began his career as part of the seminal Tokyo-based Group Ongaku, which was one of the first ensembles in Japan to explore collective group improvisation and multi-media performances. He later made a name for himself as a solo artist and member of Taj Mahal Travelers.