Seattle Scene: August 25 – September 1, 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.

M. Barreca + J. Muir + S. Peters
Fri. Aug. 25, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

An evening of ambient/electro-acoustic music celebrating new releases by three Seattle artists on once-local labels. Marc Barreca and Steve Peters have both released a number of projects over the years on the Palace of Lights label. Barreca’s newest are Aberrant Lens and a double CD with K. Leimer, Dual Mono. Peters’ new CD is Airforms (Chamber Music 10). Upstart sound artist Jake Muir unveils his new release on Dragon’s Eye, Acclimation.

Jarrad Powell + Golden Retriever
Sat. Aug. 26, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Jarrad Powell (Gamelan Pacifica, Cornish College) will present his electronic music, a rare opportunity to experience these works outside of a music for dance context. Golden Retriever (Matt Carlson & Jonathan Sielaff) use modular synthesis and amplified/effected bass clarinet to combine an intense emotional immediacy and meditative focus with strong melodicism and an organic, naturalistic approach to electronic sound. Presented by Gift Tapes/DRAFT.

THU. 8/31 – French horn player Tom Varner hosts an evening of end-of-summer improvisations and meditations with Heather Bentley, James Falzone, Paul Kikuchi, Steve Barsotti, Doug Haire, and Steve Peters

FRI. 9/1 – Seattle Composers’ Salon – music by S. Eric Scribner, Patrick O’Keefe, and others TBA