Seattle Scene: August 12-20, 2016

Lou Harrison

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.

Parnassus Project
Fri. August 12; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Parnassus Project is a collective of musicians dedicated to presenting a fresh take on the chamber music experience. We seek to create a more social atmosphere at concerts and to break down barriers between performers and audiences and performing new works by local composers. Tonight’s concert features works by John Luther Adams, Lou Harrison, Peter Garland, and a new work by Luke Fitzpatrick.

A Microscope + Curtis Dahl
Sat. August 13; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Performing as A Microscope, NYC-based musician Kris Wettstein blends minimalist piano textures with gospel music and West African guitar lines to create a shifting cloud of sound in his hour-long new piano piece, Tent of Meeting. Curtis Dahl is a pianist living in Seattle who experiments with spontaneous melodies, made-up harmonies, electronics, and previously unheard-of forms.

THU. 8/18 – Composer/performer Stephen F. Lilly and soprano/actress Stacey Mastrian present collaborations from the past 15 years

FRI. 8/19 – Nonsequitur presents Rebecca Gates (ex-Spinnanes) performing Horizon Line Scores for voice, guitar and field recordings + The Murkies (accordionist Kyle Hanson)

SAT. 8/20 – Seattle composer/guitarist Michaud Savage presents recent works for solo classical guitar and small chamber ensembles