Seattle Scene: July 27 – August 4, 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 C.: Greg Belisle-Chi
Thu. July 27, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Earshot’s Jazz: the 2nd Century series concludes with guitarist/composer Gregg Belisle-Chi’s Book of Hours project. Three years ago he set out to write a full, five-movement Mass using instruments instead of voices, allowing room for improvisation and a guitar solo. For this revised quartet version he’s joined by stellar local musicians Daniel Salka (keyboards), Mark Hunter (bass), and Thomas Campbell (drums).

Wed. Aug 2, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Scrape is a conductor-less string orchestra with harp and guitar that performs within a blend of jazz and classical traditions. Scrape plays the music of Jim Knapp and features improvising guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi, bassist Chris Symer, and guest soloist Mark Taylor with guest composer Toni McGowan and vocalist Chérie Hughes. Concertmaster Heather Bentley guides us through the night without a conductor in sight.

Thea Farhadian + Ewa Trębacz
Thu. Aug. 3, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Thea Farhadian (SF/Berlin) works primarily with free improvisation, and live electronic processing using Max/MSP software, integrating extended techniques, microtonality, and sound-based material. Ewa Trębacz is a Polish-American composer currently working as a Research Scientist at the UW’s DXARTS. Tonight she presents three works, two in collaboration with French horn player Josiah Boothby.

Gretchen Yanover
Fri. Aug 4, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Locally grown Seattle cellist Gretchen Yanover celebrates the release of her third album, Bridge Across Sound with a solo concert. Using her electric cello and loop sampler, Gretchen builds her compositions in the moment. String layers create a nuanced landscape, with melodies that map the heart.