Seattle Scene: July 5-15, 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.

Living Music
Wed. July 5, 8 PM; $15 at the door
Seattle-based soprano Shelly Traverse, flutist Douglas DeVries, pianist Yvonne Chen, violinist Nicholas Tavani and cellist Daniel Tavani present diverse works by five composers: Seattle native Alexandra T. Bryant, Rice University professor Pierre Jalbert, French composer/ organist Guillaume Connesson, and art song composers Lori Laitman, and Carlisle Floyd.

Earshot: Astrid Kuljanic & Mat Muntz
Thu. July 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Bassist Mat Muntz and vocalist Astrid Kuljanic seek to create a new kind of concert experience within the jazz idiom. Through their careful curation of standard repertoire and the implementation of live electronic performance, Muntz and Kuljanic transform conventional jazz sets into immersive soundscapes, with no prerecorded samples.

Seattle Composers’ Salon
Fri. July 7, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
An evening of music and discussion with Seattle composers, Clement Reid, Jay Hamilton, Jeremiah Lawson, Jessi Harvey, and Keith Eisenbrey. The Seattle Composers’ Salon fosters the development, performance and appreciation of new music by regional composers and performers. At bi-monthly, informal presentations, the Salon features finished works, previews, and works in progress.

Chris Brown: Six Primes
Sat. July 8, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Nonsequitur presents Bay Area composer Chris Brown performing his Six Primes (2014) for piano tuned in 13-limit just intonation, a suite of six pieces that use the prime numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13 to govern both tuning and rhythmic structure, including harmony and rhythmic subdivisions, exploring the 75 intervals thus created in rhythmic structures that mirror in time the proportions given by the notes employed.

THU. 7/13 – Earshot’s Jazz: the Second Century presents Some’tet

FRI. 7/14 – Bay Area electronic musician Yasi Perera and intermedia artist Michael Swaine play noisy chess and multiple box fans

SAT. 7/15 – FHTAGN + Driftwood Orchestra