Seattle Scene: August 2-11, 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.

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.

High Plains + Wild Card +
Cruel Diagonals
Fri. Aug 11, 8 PM; $10 advance, $15 at door

High Plains is a new of duo of Scott Morgan (loscil) and Mark Bridges that combines electronics, field recordings, and cello. An outlet for destructive sample processing, vocal exploration, and intermedia experimentation, Cruel Diagonals is the solo project of Megan Mitchell. Wild Card is a “modular free jazz” trio of Paul Dickow (Strategy), William Selman, and Marcus Fischer.