Seattle Scene: February 2-28

Photo of Stuart Dempster at "In the Mood ...
Stuart Dempster

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

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).

Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Thu. Feb. 5, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Matthew Ostrowski (electronics), Paul Hoskin (contrabass clarinet) + Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Angelina Baldoz (trumpet), Greg Powers (trombone), Stuart Dempster (trombone) +
Bill Nace (electric guitar), Dave Knott (guitar), Alex Guy (viola, violin)

Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Sat. Feb. 7, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Neil Welch (saxophone), Monica Schley (harp), Carol Levin (harp) + Lori Goldston (cello), Sue Ann Harkey (electric guitar), Greg Campbell (drums) + Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Bill Nace (electric guitar), Matthew Ostrowski (electronics) & special guests

Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Fri. Feb. 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Christian Pincock (trombone), Chris Icasiano (drums) + Bill Nace (electric guitar), Wally Shoup (alto saxophone), Greg Kelley (trumpet) + Matthew Ostrowski (electronics), Susie Kozawa (objects), Jessika Kenney (voice)

Goldston/Dempster/Kenney
Thu. Feb. 12, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Cellist Lori Goldston, trombonist Stuart Dempster and vocalist Jessika Kenney perform new works and improvisations; meditations on air, texture, tidal motion, etc.
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.

FRI. 2/20 – Draft presents an evening of electronic and computer music by Jason E Anderson and RM Francis

SAT. 2/21 – Gwenk perform jazz-based original compositions: Troy Schiefelbein (bass), Matthew Singler (drums), Andrew Coulter (trombone) and Katie Levine (piano)

WED. 2/25 – Tom Varner (French horn) presents improvisations with a wandering brass ensemble, percussionist Paul Kikuchi, and field recordists Steve Barsotti and Steve Peters

THU. 2/26 – Joshua Medina & Paurl Walsh + Noonmoon + Karnak Temples + Sue Ann Harkey

FRI. 2/27 – An evening of art song and chamber music inspired by birdsong Debussy, Mahler, Vaughan-Williams, Cage, Copland, and Jake Heggie

SAT. 2/28, 7:30 – Seattle Modern Orchestra benefit concert

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AMN Picks of the Week: Magma / The Kandinsky Effect / Ariadne / Spin Marvel

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Magma – Slag Tanz (2015)
The Kandinsky Effect – Somnambulist (2015)
Ariadne – Ex Tempore (2015)
Spin Marvel – Infolding (2015)

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

February 1, 2015
Daniel Levin, Frantz Loriot, Flin van Hemmen, Downtown Music Gallery
Flin van Hemmen Daniel Levin Frantz Loriot

February 1, 2015
Pascal Niggenkemper, Christian Lillinger, Mat Maneri, Downtown Music Gallery
Christian Lillinger Mat Maneri Pascal Niggenkemper

January 31, 2015
Thomas Borgmann Trio, IBeam
Thomas Borgmann Max Johnson Willi Kellers

January 31, 2015
Anna Webber Quartet, IBeam
Michael Bates Jeff Davis Jonathan Goldberger Anna Webber

January 31, 2015
Ras Moshe Trio, IBeam
Andrew Drury Shayna Dulberger Ras Moshe

January 28, 2015
Food, ShapeShifter Lab
Iain Ballamy Thomas Strønen