Seattle Scene: November 10-19, 2016

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.

Dialectical Imagination + C. Pincock
Thu. Nov. 10, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Dialectical Imagination is the bi-coastal duo of pianist Eli Wallace and percussionist Rob Pumpelly. Their music is a unique embrace of the composition/improvisation paradox. Seattle trombonist Christian Pincock leads a small group of musicians using Soundpainting, the internationally-practiced sign language for live composition or conducted improvisation.

Satchel Henneman
Fri. Nov. 11, 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Satchel Henneman premieres six new works by young Northwest composers for classical guitar, electric guitar, guitar and computer, chamber music, prepared guitar and dance: Frog Perspectives by Lucas Winter; Quitters by Adam Briggs; Ouroboros by Marguerite Brown; 29 by Amelia Coulter; Had Happened by Ruby Dunphy; and a dance work by Allison Burke.

Michael Vlatkovich & Friends
Sat. Nov. 12, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

LA trombonist Michael Vlatkovich approaches his music for the 21st century from an oblique angle. His stints in LA Latin bands (where he’s known as “El Rey”) and with Brian Setzer’s Big Band have left him with an affectionately sardonic take on jazz ensemble writing. One hears flashes of this twirling by like three-eyed koi in a pond. He’s joined by Jim Knodle (trumpet), Greg Campbell (percussion), Yves Chartuest (sax).

THU. 11/17 – Josh Medina & Paurl Walsh celebrate their new album on Debacle Records

FRI. 11/18 – Further Records presents DIAD + Contact Cult with visuals by KillingFrenzy

SAT. 11/19 – butoh dancer Vanessa Skantze with percussionist Greg Campbell and clarinettist/vocalist Beth Fleenor