Seattle Scene: July 13-22, 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.

Earshot’s 2nd Century: Some’tet
Thu. July 13, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Earshot’s Jazz: the 2nd Century series continues. Vashon-based Some’tet’s music is both composed and improvised; the overall sound is mellow, almost West Coast cool with moments of intense invention, plus a dollop each of American primitivism, clusters of neo-bossa nova rhythms, and the occasional art song, augmented with a chunk of free jazz and outside music, and soulful vocals.

Blown Reunion
Fri. July 14, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

John Cage and Marcel Duchamp played chess on a specially-constructed board sending sounds every which way, rushes into a crack in the mountain and disappears. Yasi Pereira (Oakland) made a chessboard like that. Seattle intermedia artist Michael Swaine likes fans, Alissa Derubeis (Portland) likes music. Alan Turing wrote a chess-playing program. We will play it for you. Bring a box fan, get in free.

FHTAGN vs Driftwood Orchestra
Sat. July 15, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

FHTAGN and Driftwood Orchestra will position themselves on opposite sides of the room and perform simultaneous, overlapping sets, allowing the audience to be caught in the sonic crossfire as the two groups present different ways to manipulate modified pieces of wood. Local composers Noel Kennon and Nicholas Mackelprang will also be present new works.

THU. 7/20 – Earshot’s Jazz: the Second Century presents Ramen Trio

SAT. 7/22 – Nonsequitur presents Laraaji.