Seattle Scene: March 9-24, 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.

Honey Noble + Carbon Quartet
Thu. March 9, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Honey Noble is a project headed by songwriter and vocalist Katie Jacobson. On this gig they will be doing a theatrical performance, part concert and part play titled “The Monster”. Carbon Quartet (Rulon Brown, soprano sax, Nick Torretta, alto sax, Kevin Nortness, tenor sax, Chris Credit baritone sax), a saxophone foursome that performs some of the most exciting and dynamic quartet music on the planet.

Austin Larkin
Fri. March 10, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Violinist Autsin Larkin and a group of 21 musicians Metal Cups of Different Hues – a field of tiles, a field of bells, a choir of bells, megaphones, forged gongs tuned to the harmonic series, tempered piano and violin. Material qualities of sound sources and structural aspects of the sounds are unified, bringing focus to the corporeality of the music and interaction of place.

Seattle Modern Orchestra
Sat. March 11, 7 PM; $25, $15, $10 online

Double Portrait celebrates the centennial of American composer Robert Erickson and the 80th birthday of legendary Seattle trombonist and composer Stuart Dempster. Erickson crystallized the American pioneering spirit in music, and the three works on this program give a glimpse into this underrated artist. SMO will also feature works by Dempster, including S.M.O.R.E.S., a world premiere. Interview with Dempster at 7:30.

SAT. 3/18 – GIFT tapes presents Matt Carlson + Jeff Witscher + Jason E. Anderson

THU. 3/23 – Cursive plays music by Peter Nelson-King, Dennis Riley, Ronald Roseman, Judith Shatin, Chinary Ung, Ralph Vaughan-Williams

FRI. 3/24 – Lori Goldston & possibly others TBA, tribute to Genviève Castrée