Seattle Scene: December 3-19, 2015

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.

Steve Griggs: solo improvisations
Thu. Dec. 3; 7 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Formally trained in classical music performance and seasoned in jazz rhythm, free improvisation gives saxophonist Steve Griggs the freedom to explore ideas and emotions in the moment with audiences. This solo performance reveals a long hidden side of his muse that can be glimpsed in his more refined mainstream projects. With no written score and an empty stage, a blank slate awaits.

Carol Robinson
Sat. Dec. 5; 8 PM; $15 at the door

Nonsequitur presents Paris-based composer and clarinetist Carol Robinson in a rare Seattle appearance, performing her recent works for basset horn, electronics and voice. Described by Derek Horton as “warmly sensuous but deeply cool,” her work often combines acoustic sounds with electronics, and her musical aesthetic is strongly influenced by a fascination for aleatoric systems.

Yann Novak | Robert Crouch | guest
Fri. Dec. 4; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

An evening of elegant minimal electronics and visuals by LA-based touring sound/media artists Yann Novak (ex-Seattle, Dragon’s Eye label boss) and Robert Crouch. Both bring a distinctive approach to their shared reductive aesthetic. A special mystery guest mploys a sound palette that incorporates field recordings, radio frequencies, hand-drawn waveforms, raw data, and digital sound synthesis.
Upcoming Events (always subject to change; check our website for updates)

THU. 12/10 – electronic music by Noisegasm + Goldenrod + Brad Anderson + Matt Fay

FRI. 12/11 – Zero-G Concerts presents a tribute to Charles Mingus

SAT. 12/12 – Neal Kosaly-Meyer does his next installment of Finnegans Wake

TUE. 12/15 – Inverted Space plays music by Antoine Beugher

THU. 12/17 – Nineteen Crimes (ex-GRID) + Bad Luck do live film scores

FRI. 12/18 – Seattle Phonographers Union

SAT. 12/19 – A Gathering of music, visual art, and words by Renko Dempster, Jessika Kenney, Alan Lau, Mariko Marrs, Cristin Miller, Shin Yu Pai, Steve Peters, and Matt Shoemaker