Seattle Scene: January 26 – February 4, 2017

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

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.

Ursula Sahagian & Friends
Thu. Jan. 26, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Ursula Sahagian, Melanie Voytovich & friends perform contemporary music for oboe, percussion, and electronics featuring the world premiere of Tyler Kline’s Collapsing Geography, and his Two Songs After Dylan Thomas. Also on the program are om Empirischen Standpunkt, by Emily Koh; Soda Apple, by Viet Cuong; Flowerpot Music No. 1, by Elliot Cole; De La Madera, by Howard Buss. Pre-concert talk at 7:30.

Earshot: Battle Trance
Fri. Jan. 27, 8 PM; $7 – $15 online/at the door

This tenor saxophone quartet weaves together complex and ethereal sonic landscapes. Their most recent album, Blade of Love, is a three-part composition devoted to the “physical and spiritual intersection of the saxophone and the human body,” with the quartet boldly experimenting with conventions to make their instruments extensions of their inner selves. Presented by Earshot Jazz.
Upcoming Events (always subject to change; check our website for updates)

Sielaff + Million Mists + Chambers
Sat. Jan. 28, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Jonathan Sielaff (PDX) plays bass clarinet amplified and processed it with guitar pedals. Million Mists is Jamie Potter (PDX) using a variety of consumer-level electronic instruments and outdated recording techniques, he has crafted a unique approach to experimental synthesizer music. Norm Chambers ranges from spatially motivated ambient to aspects of cosmic synth, minimalist composition and improvisation.

THU. 2/2 – 32nd annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival begins. Tonight’s featured visiting artist is pianist Lisa Cay Miller + many Seattle/NW improvisers. Doors open at 6 for improvised music Merch Mart, music starts at 8.

FRI. 2/3 – 32nd annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival continues. Tonight’s featured visiting artist is flutist Nicole Mitchell + many Seattle/NW improvisers. Doors open at 6 for improvised music Merch Mart, music starts at 8.

SAT. 2/4 – 32nd annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival concludes. Tonight’s featured visiting artist is multi-reeds player Douglas R. Ewart + many Seattle/NW improvisers. Workshop for improvising musicians and dancers with Sheri Cohen & Dave Knott from 1-4 PM. Doors open at 5 for improvised music Merch Mart + potluck/public visioning discussion, music starts at 8.

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