Seattle Scene: October 20 – November 5, 2016

English: Frode Gjerstad, moers festival 2008

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: Frode Gjerstad Trio
Thu. Oct. 20, 8 PM; $18/$16/$10 advance

The fierce Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad, much applauded in earlier Seattle appearances, performs with Chicago-based cellist and prolific avant-garde composer Fred Lonberg-Holm and Jon Rune Strøm, a first-call modernist bassist throughout Scandinavia. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Earshot: Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri
Fri. Oct. 21, 8 PM; $18/$16/$10 advance

Romanian pianist Lucian Ban has impressed on the New York scene with his Third Stream-oriented explorations. His brilliant collaborations with violist Mat Maneri, long a leading jazz innovator, have become legendary. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Katsura Yamauchi/Blood Moon Raga
Sat. Oct. 22, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Japanese saxohonist Katsura Yamauchi has developed an original style mixing improvisation and minimalism with melodic elements, at the same time challenging and accessible, unrecognizable and beautiful. Blood Moon Raga is Arrington de Dionyso (reeds/vox), Oomung Varma (tabla), and Nathan Gibson (modular synth) exploring the meetings between Hindustani classical and early Minimalism.

Renée Baker & Ensemble
Fri. Oct. 28, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Chicago violinist, composer, and improviser Renée Baker has been at the forefront of creative/avant garde music as a member of the AACM, founder of the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, Mantra Blue Free Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, etc. Here she leads ten outstanding Seattle musicians in works combining conduction, graphic scores, and standard notation. Presented by Nonsequitur & Earshot Jazz Fest.

SAT. 10/29 – The Sound Ensemble performs music by John Teske, Tom Cipullo, Greg Dixon, John Cage, John Luther Adams, Anna Throvaldsdottir

THU. 11/3 – Seattle Modern Orchestra performs Wolfgang Rihm, Vykintas Baltakas, and Andrew Waggoner, with guest pianist Gloria Cheng

FRI. 11/4 – Seattle Composers’ Salon w/ Keith Eisenbrey, Jeremy Shaskus, Daniel Webbon, Neil Welch

SAT. 11/5 – Nonsequitur presents Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), with Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum