Seattle Scene: December 15-22, 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.

Brooks Tran
Thu. Dec. 15, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Seattle pianist Brooks Tran presents works by Stockhausen, Feldman, Crumb, and Yiğit Kolat. He is a strong proponent of contemporary music, and is a core member of contemporary music ensemble Inverted Space and the co-founder and artistic director of Parnassus Project, a chamber collective performing in alternative venues and providing a fresh take on the classical music experience.

Briggan Krauss String/Reed Quartet
Fri. Dec. 16, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Saxophonist Briggan Krauss’ new project joins his alto saxophone with his new love for the guitar for the first time in the same musical context and to explore how these very different instruments can coalesce and share the same orbit in his work. He will be joined by ace Seattle improvisers: keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, clarinetist Beth Fleenor, and percussionist Greg Campbell. Presented by Nonsequitur.

Neal Kosaly-Meyer: Finnegans Wake
Sat. Dec. 17, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Composer Neal Kosaly-Meyer continues his 17-year project to learn and perform each chapter of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake from memory, and with acute attention to musical detail. This presentation of Finnegans Wake Part I, Chapter 3 is formal, theatrical, even liturgical, exploiting the acoustics and evocative qualities of the Chapel, supported by minimal but thoughtfully designed sets, props, lighting and sound.

Karen Bentley Pollick: VVVV
Wed. Dec. 21, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Karen Bentley Pollick returns to Seattle with Violin, Viola & Video Virtuosity, fusing music and video from Lithuania, France, Lebanon, Israel and America. To celebrate the interplay between light and dark during the longest night of the year, the visuals evolve from black and white diptychs and grey scale pen and ink drawings, to a kalei-doscope of abstract colors, desert and Martian landscapes, and cityscapes in Beirut and Vilnius.

THU. 12/22 – Daniel Menche + Cameron Shafii + Project Metamorphosis