Seattle Scene: April 6-22, 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.

Clifford Dunn + Uneasy Chairs
Thu. April 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Clifford Dunn is a flutist/composer/software developer pushes the boundaries of his flute capabilities with the most advanced and esoteric technology available to create unapologetic and intense music that will make you think. Guitarist Patrick Neill Gundran (aka Uneasy Chairs) focuses entirely on free improvising and experimenting with sound.

Krausbauer + Yeh + Kelley
Fri. April 7, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

John Krausbauer (Los Angeles) performs an extended-durational piece for amplified violin, voice and synth, utilizing high volumes, just tunings and STROBE LIGHTS. C. Spencer Yeh (Brooklyn) performs on amplified violin, exploring an array of self-taught techniques through minimalist compositional frameworks. Greg Kelley presents a piece for amplified trumpet, using non-standard techniques and electronics.

Melissa Plagemann: Song Cycles
Sat. April 8, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Mezzo-soprano Melissa Plagemann premieres two song cycles for voice and piano: The Burning Harp, by Forrest Pierce, is set to poetry by Rumi, and a cycle by Seattle composer Sheila Bristow, exploring dance and movement in poetry.

FRI. 4/14 – NorCal sound artists Jim Haynes and Ensemble Mecanique + Rob Millis

SAT. 4/15 – Inverted Space Ensemble showcases a pair of newly composed long pieces by Jeff Bowen and John Eagle

FRI. 4/21 – Composer/guitarist Tom Baker reviews his compositions for guitar from 1992 to the present

SAT. 4/22 – Drone Cinema Film Festival, founded by Kim Cascone w/ live set by Seattle drone masters bités