Seattle Scene: October 12-22, 2016

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

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.

Earshot: Georg Graewe
Wed. Oct. 12, 8 PM; $18/$16/$10

One of the most gifted improvisers in any kind of music, the remarkable German pianist Georg Graewe returns to the pristine Chapel space for an unforgettable solo piano concert. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival with support from the Goethe Institute.

Loop 2.4.3: Time Machine Music
Thu. Oct. 13, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Stories of Power, Control, Love, War, and Hyper-Reality inform Loop 2.4.3‘s new album Time-Machine_music. The multi-media concert version brings together fine art, film, and composed and improvised music (using pitched/unpitched percussion, voices, samples, electronics), to paint poignant narratives. Featuring Seattle percussionists Denali Williams and Melanie Voytovich.

Earshot: Laubrock & Rainey
Fri. Oct. 14, 8 PM; $18/$16/$10

Ingrid Laubrock, DownBeat’s 2015 soprano saxophone rising star, and Tom Rainey, a drummer “who swerves between avant-garde notions and a mainstream sensibility” (L.A. Times), improvise with captivating intuition. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Melanie Voytovich
Sat. Oct. 15, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Percussionist Melanie Voytovich and friends bring you a night of new work with premiers by Bradley Hawkins and Ella Maher/Melanie Voytovich, and other works by Ivan Trevino, Benjamin Marx, Elliot Cole, and David Molk. Featuring Storm Benjamin, Scott Langdon, and Maggie Brown (percussion), Brad Hawkins (cello), and Ella Maher (dance).
Upcoming Events (always subject to change; check our website for updates)

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THU. 10/20 – Earshot Jazz Fest presents Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad with cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and bassist Jon Rune Strøm

FRI. 10/21 – Earshot Jazz Fest presents Romanian pianist Lucia Ban and violis Mat Maneri

SAT. 10/22 – Japanese saxophonist Kastura Yamauchi + Blue Moon Raga

Musique Machine Reviews

Source: Musique Machine.

Blizaro – Cornucopia della Morte
Beyond Sensory Experience – The End Of It All
Wolvserpent – Aporia:Kala:Ananta
Troller – Graphic
Bryn Harrison – Receiving The Approaching Memory
Morte Cammina – Tales of the Scissor Killer
Dave Ball & Jon Savage – Photosynthesis
Rodolphe Alexis – The Glittering Thing On The Mountain
Miguel A. Garcia & Alfredo Costa Monteir – Ate Gena
Geräuschmanufaktur presents Ate Gena, a full-length CD by Miguel A.
Controlled Bleeding – Distress Signals I

Interview with Earth Tongues Musicians Joe Moffett, Dan Peck, and Carlo Costa 


The Brooklyn-based trio Earth Tongues, consisting of Joe Moffett (trumpet), Dan Peck (tuba), and Carlo Costa (percussion), released an exquisite record, Rune, on Neither/Nor Records in May 2015. On October 13, the band will release its sophomore record, Ohio, on the same label, at a concert at the art gallery Happy Lucky no. 1 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Rune approached the boundaries of “music, noise, and quiet,” by exploring with “sounds that act as symbols of an unspoken language, suffused with meaning while remaining un-translated and open to interpretation.” The music on the first record is immersive, deep, and all-encompassing, drawing the listener into a “new world of sound, piecing together a landscape scattered with glyphs, hidden forests, frost, tape, and stone.”