Seattle Scene: January 12-21, 2017

English: Photo of jazz French horn play Tom Varner

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.

Reinhardt | Chambers | Mayberry
Thu. Jan. 12, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Jonas Reinhardt is inspired by the throbbing urbanity of coastal cities, European art-rock experimentation, and improvised electronic minimalism. Norm Chambers creates sonic worlds ranging from spatially motivated ambient to cosmic synth, minimalist composition and improvisation. Live video by Leo Mayberry/Killing Frenzy Visuals. Presented by Further Records.

State of Mind
Sat. Jan. 14, 7:30 PM; $10 – $20 at the door

The Skyos Quartet, Rose Gear, and Michaud Savage perform new works composed in recent months by Susan Maughlin Wood and Michaud Savage. Susan Maughlin Wood premiers her Coastal Fire Suite. Michaud Savage presents a continuation of the inquiry of his Departures Suite, meditations on elements once liminal and now fixed.
THU. 1/19 – Seattle Phonographers Union with guest instrumentalists Tom Varner, Greg Kelley, and others TBA

SAT. 1/21 – composer/pianist Sumiko Sato: Sakaya Uta, a series of pieces for sextet based on ancient endangered sake-brewing songs, with Paul Taub (flute), Tari Nelson-Zagar (violin), Kevin Krentz (cello), Dennis Staskowski (bass), and Paul Kikuchi (percussion)