Seattle Scene: August 17-26, 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.

Tiny Orchestral Moments
Thu. Aug. 17, 8 PM; $15 general, $5 students

Tiny Orchestral Moments is an international troupe of established, improvising musicians who meet periodically to write, record, perform, and collaborate across genres, geographies and genders. Performers prepare and present collaborative repertoire for layered guitars, voices, violins, strings, wind, and percussion. The aim: structured improvisation that sounds composed and composed collaboration that sounds improvised.

The Murkies
Fri. Aug. 18, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Composer and accordionist Kyle Hanson (aka The Murkies) innovated the extended technique known as ‘alternating transverse oscillation of the bellows’ by which he obtains a shimmering sound and immersive effects. His music ranges from ambient soundscapes to psychedelic pop with many stops in between.

Neal Kosaly-Meyer: Gradus…
Sat. Aug. 19, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Gradus: for Fux, Tesla and Milo the Wrestler is Neal Kosaly-Meyer’s ongoing composition in progress for piano, exploring through improvisation a slowly expanding collection of pitches, and their grounding in silence, in patient attentive microscopic detail.

FRI. 8/25 – ambient/electroacoustic music celebrating new releases on Palace of lights and Dragon’s Eye by Marc Barreca, Jake Muir and Steve Peters

SAT. 8/26 – Gift Tapes/DRAFT presents electronic music by Jarrad Powell and Golden Retriever