From Seattle’s Wayward Music:
Susan Alcorn + Wally Shoup
Sat., Sept. 20, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
One of the world’s premiere innovators on the pedal steel guitar, Baltimore-based Susan Alcorn takes it far beyond its traditional role. Her pieces reveal the complexity of her instrument and her musical experience while never straying from a very direct, intense, and personal expression. Seattle saxophonist Wally Shoup opens with a somewhat rare set of solo improvisations – always a treat! Presented by Nonsequitur.
I Dream of Wires @ Grand Illusion
Sept. 19 – 25; see link for times & prices
We aren’t involved with this, but this documentary about the resurgence of the modular synthesizer will be of interest to many Wayward Music fans. Features interviews with Morton Subotnick, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller, Bernie Krause, and many others. OPENING NIGHT 9/19: Modular synth duo Kaori Suzuki (Magic Echo Music) & Chris Davis (Brain Fruit) perform after the screening.
THU. 9/25 – Charlie Haden tribute, with Seattle bassists Birch Pereira, John Seman, Paul Kemmish, Geoff Harper, Carmen Rothwell, and David Michael Marcus + other guests
FRI. 9/26 – Boxitania, by Elizabeth Lawrence aka Detonator Beth, with composer Scott Adams
SAT. 9/27 – saxophonist Eric Barber, Ammon Swinbank (flutes), Mike Gebhart (percussion) + others TBA
WED. 10/1 – Bad Luck (Neil Welch, sax; Chris Icasiano, drums) + Tomo Nakayama
THU. 10/2 – John Teske’s Broken Bow Ensemble
FRI. 10/3 – SCRAPE plays new compositions by James Knapp and Brendon Williams
MON. 10/6 – Avant Drum Night, with Don Berman and others