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 all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.
Seattle Modern Orchestra/DX ARTS
Sat. April 9; 7:30 PM; $20 gen/$10 students
SMO has commissioned composer Ewa Trębacz to write Ligeia (2016), for ensemble and surround sound in its World Premiere. Trębacz utilizes the latest technologies in sound processing and spatialization in an immersive approach to music with a lyrical narrative. Also: Luciano Berio‘s Differences (1959) for small ensemble and tape, and Kaija Saariaho’s Lichtbogen (1986) for ensemble and live electronics.
Rempis | Johnston | Ochs
Fri. April 15; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Dave Rempis (alto sax), Darren Johnston (trumpet), and Larry Ochs (tenor & sopranino sax) came together last year as an all-improvising trio. Not satisfied with simply existing in the moment, these three combine sensibilities to look many moves ahead, setting each other up time and again to capitalize on structural possibilities that give rare and meaningful form to an otherwise very spontaneous music.
THU. 4/21 – guitarist Mark Hilliard Wilson performs works by Scelsi, Ohana, Kurtag, Cage, and improvisations with Lori Goldston, Kyle Hanson, Helen Pridmore, and William Wolford
FRI. 4/22 – Gamelan Pacifica performs Back to the Source: Music from Central Java, with guest musicians Heri Purwanto and Jessika Kenney
SAT. 4/23 – Nonsequitur presents Erin Jorgensen – dreamy soundscapes for five-octave marimba, vocals, electronics, and stream-of-consciousness thoughts