Seattle Scene: March 18-April 8, 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.

Carlson / Witscher / Anderson
Sat. March 18, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Gift Tapes/DRAFT presents a night of experimental electronic music. Matt Carlson (Portland) performs a 4-channel piece for modular, synth and voice. Jeff Witscher (Portland) performs a computer music composition set to video. Gift/DRAFT founder Jason E Anderson (Seattle) performs computer-controlled synthesizer.

Cursive: Tall Wind
Thu. March 23, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Cursive is a new chamber group specializing in performing unjustly neglected modern classical works with a shifting ensemble, making each program unique not only in its instrumentation but in its mixture of composers, styles and moods. This concert is built around a stunning early work by Cambodian-American composer Chinary Ung, as well as the 10 Blake Songs of Vaughan Williams and Aether by the Jordan Nobles.

Lori Goldston
Fri. March 24, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Seattle based cellist and composer Lori Goldston plays amplified cello, probably solo, in honor of her friend, visual artist, musician and poet Geneviève Castrée, whose death in 2016 left a gigantic hole in many hearts.

Concert Imaginaire
Fri. March 31, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Concert Imaginaire is a chamber ensemble founded by composer/guitarist David Hahn. Tonight, the world premiere of Chippewa Songs, Aria Anum J, and Slogan, for narrator and ensemble. The title piece features the Orango-Tango dancers – one man, one, woman, one orangutan. Slogan, also a world premiere, for narrator and ensemble. Visuals by Leo Mayberry.

THU. 4/6 – Clifford Dunn + Uneasy Chairs blow your mind with gentle and noisy flute & guitar sounds

FRI. 4/7 – John Krausbauer + C. Spencer Yeh + Greg Kelley

SAT. 4/8 – Mezzo-soprano Melissa Plagemann performs song cycles by composers Forrest Pierce and Sheila Bristow

Vocal Ensemble Roomful of Teeth Profiled, Upcoming Nashville Performance

Source: Nashville Public Radio.

To get a sense of some of the most unique vocal practices from around the globe – Tuvan and Inuit throat singing, yodeling, Korean P’ansori, heavy metal vocal styles, and Sardinian cantu a tenore, just to name a few—you’d need a hefty amount of airline miles and an extended vacation to travel the world in search of such diverse traditions. Or, you could listen to a performance by Roomful of Teeth.

5049 Records Podcast Episode 107 – Frank London 

Source: 5049 Records.

For episode 107, it is my great honor to speak with trumpeter, bandleader and composer Frank London. Since the 80s Frank has been at the forefront of the klezmer revival, a stalwart of the downtown scene of improvisers and a scholar of Jewish history. For this talk Frank takes me back to his early days in Long Island, his hippy days in Boston to his work with his seminal band, the Klezmatics. This is a conversation that I have wanted to happen for a long time and I am delighted to finally be able to share it.



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