Seattle Scene: January 27 – February 12

Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet perfor...
Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet 

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 setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences. All ages are welcome. All shows 8 PM, $5 – $15 sliding scale at the door unless otherwise noted (check individual listings).

Beth Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble
Tue. Jan. 27, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Workshop Ensemble (WE) celebrate the release of SILT – a 16 minute sonic meditation which has been embraced by Bunny Blasto Records. SILT will be available as a limited edition 5.5 x 7.25 print by artist Ollie Glatzer, a visual meditation serving as the physical vehicle of the sonic work, in tandem with a private download of the music itself. SILT will be available for purchase in person at live events, or online via Bunny Blasto Records.

Ivan Arteaga’s Neijing Ensemble
Fri. Jan. 30, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Saxophonist Ivan Arteaga presents two new compositions for saxophone quartet (Neil Welch, Greg Sinibaldi, and Levi Gillis) with three contrabasses (Carmen Rothwell, Abbey Blackwell, John Teske) and voice (Katie Jacobson); an arrangement of a string quartet by Alban Berg; and arrangements of American folk songs by Arteaga, Levi Gillis, and Luciano Berio.

Upcoming Events (always subject to change; check our website for updates)

If you are interested in playing on the Wayward Series and have never done so before, PLEASE READ THIS before requesting a date.

SAT. 1/31 – no Wayward show tonight, but we strongly suggest you check out Michael Bisio (bass) and the legendary Joe McPhee (sax) at the Swingside Cafe in upper Fremont (also on Fri. 1/30)

THU. 2/5 – 30th annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Matthew Ostrowski (electronics)/Paul Hoskin (contrabass clarinet); Mazen Kerjab (trumpet)/Angelina Baldoz (trumpet)/Greg Powers (trombone)/Stuart Dempster (trombone); Bill Nace (electric guitar)/Dave Knott (guitar)/Alex Guy (viola, violin)

FRI. 2/6 – 30th annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Mazen Kerjab (trumpet)/Christian Pincock (trombone)/Chris Icasiano (drums); Bill Nace (electric guitar)/Wally Shoup (alto saxophone)/Greg Kelley (trumpet); Matthew Ostrowski (electronics)/Susie Kozawa (found objects)/Jessika Kenney (voice)

SAT. 2/7 – 30th annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Neil Welch (saxophone)/Monica Schley (harp)/Carol Levin (harp); Lori Goldston (cello)/Sue Ann Harkey (electric guitar)/Greg Campbell (drums); Mazen Kerjab (trumpet)/Bill Nace (electric guitar)/Matthew Ostrowski (electronics) + special guests

THU. 2/12 – Seattle cellist Lori Goldston