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.
Inverted Space: Long Piece Fest 2.3
Tue. May 10; 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Inverted Space presents a long piece doubleheader. A single impulse constitutes the core of Yiğit Kolat’s Messenger of Sorrows: the sound of a rocket hitting a Kurdish house, recorded by the survivors during the curfew imposed on the southeastern town of Cizre by the Turkish government. Kevin Baldwin’s ici, (291) foi et amour uses graphic notation to explore time-space in a non-linear way.
Jonathan Shames, piano
Thu. May 19; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Grammy winner and Tchaikovsky Competition finalist Jonathan Shames performs a unique program that features three 21st-century works: Luciano Berio‘s Sonata, Enfance by Joël-François Durand, and Halki by Yiğit Kolat, as well as Debussy’s Prélude, “La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune” and Étude, “Pour les arpèges composés”.
Jesse Myers: Sonatas & Interludes
Fri. May 20; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes are composed for the prepared piano, in which dozens of various-sized bolts, screws, pieces of rubber and plastic are inserted between the piano strings, transforming the sound of the instrument into a complex variety of percussive sounds. Prior to the concert, pianist Jesse Myers gives a lecture on Cage, his philosophies, and the music of the Sonatas and Interludes.
Pulse Emitter, bardo:basho, Marcus Price, J. Ryan
Sat. May 21; 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Pulse Emitter (PDX) focuses on hyper-melodic synthesizer music that’s equally transportive and uplifting. Bardo:Basho (Seattle’s Kirsten Thom, co-boss of Elevator) creates pastoral and medieval sounding textures. Unpredictability and adventurousness pervade Marcus Price’s electronic music. Justin Figiel (aka J. Ryan, Seattle) unveils his new ambient/new age project.
TUE. 5/17 – Chapel is dark tonight, so we suggest amazing Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq‘s live soundtrack to the Robert Flaherty film Nanook of the North at the Neptune Theater, presented by STG and On the Boards.
THU. 5/26 – composer Marcin Pączkowski presents new works for performers, accelerometers, and instruments