Seattle Scene: January 19-28, 2017

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.

Seattle Phonographers Union
Thu. Jan. 19, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

This collective of artists improvising with field recordings will perform one of their infrequent “ambient” sets, with group members dispersed around the space and playing through an array of individual sound systems. Even more unusual, tonight they break one of their own rules and are joined by instrumentalists Tom Varner (French horn), Greg Kelley (trumpet), and others TBA.

Sumiko Sato: Sakaya Uta
Sat. Jan. 21, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Composer/pianist Sumiko Sato premiers a series of pieces for sextet based on very old and historic recordings of sake-brewing work songs, handed down by oral tradition from one generation to the next but now on the verge of extinction due to the mechanization in breweries. With Paul Taub, flute; Tari Nelson-Zagar, violin; Kevin Krentz, cello; Dennis Staskowski, contrabass; Paul Kikuchi, percussion.

THU. 1/26 – Ursula Sahagian & Melanie Voytovich, new music for oboe & percussion, including a world premier of a new work by composer Tyler Kline.

FRI. 1/27 – Earshot Jazz presents Battle Trance saxophone quartet

SAT. 1/28 – GIFT Tapes presents Jonathan Sielaff (PDX) + Million Mists (PDX) + Norm Chambers