Seattle Scene: February 20 – March 16

English: Photo of jazz French horn play Tom Varner
Tom Varner

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).

Jason E Anderson + RM Francis
Fri. Feb. 20, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Emerging from the traditions of experimental music and sound art, Jason E Anderson (aka Spare Death Icon) creates sound using synthesis, acoustic recordings, programming and text. RM Francis is the computer music project of Seattle musician Robert Francis. His work incorporates granular synthesis, spectral processing, algorithmic composition, graphical interfaces and image sonification.

Sat. Feb. 21, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Gwenk is a collaborative quartet that focuses on original, creative compositions. This music challenges assumptions about stereotypical beauty by engaging with the unexpected and absurd. Gwenk is made up of 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

FRI. 3/7 – Seattle Composers’ Salon – Ann Cummings, Jeremiah Lawson, Jeremy Shaskus/Nadya Kadrevis, Clement Reid

FRI. 3/13 – TORCH straddles the worlds of classical and jazz, with Brian Chin (trumpet), Eirc Likkel (clarinet), Brady Millard-Kisch (bass), Ben Tomas (vibes, percussion)

SAT. 3/14 – electroacoustic music by Matthieu Ruhlmann/Joda Clément (Vancouver) + Coppice (Chicago)

MON. 3/16 – WA Composers Forum presents Inverted Space