Seattle Scene: June 23 – July 1, 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.

Ronan Delisle + Ryan Feirrera
Fri. June 23, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Composer and guitarist Ronan Delisle’s most recent project, Cosmic Punishment, is an attempt to marry extremes: the acoustic integrity and organic nature of instruments like the arch-top guitar and double bass with the synthetic, infinite nuance of the synthesizer; through-composed and specific roles with indeterminate and flexible improvised textures. For the second set, guitarist and UW professor Ryan Ferreira performs immersive solo guitar works.

Jonah Parzen-Johnson + Icasiano/Goldston
Thu. June 29, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Jonah Parzen-Johnson (Brooklyn) writes music for baritone sax and analog synthesizer. His carefully assembled synth breathes with his saxophone, building independent melodic layers to support his sound, or soaring above his extended technique-driven sax without any looping or recorded samples. Seattle drummer Chris Icasiano (Bad Luck) and cellist Lori Goldston unite for duo improvisations.

Marguerite Brown
Fri. June 30, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Seattle composer Marguerite Brown presents new works for guitars with the goal of crossing disciplinary lines and sparking new connections between the new music, dance, student, and professional communities. With guitarists Michael Nicolella and Satchel Henneman, choreographer Allison Burke, and dancers Sierra Hendrix, Khadijah Lindo, Fenja Abrams, and Maeve Haselton.

SAT. 7/1 – Ukrainian-Canadian composer/pianist Lubomyr Melnyk returns