Seattle Scene: September 29 – October 6, 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.

Roedelius + Xambuca + Hair & Space Museum
Thu. Sep. 28, 8 PM; SOLD OUT!

Renowned as one of the greatest innovators of the krautrock and ambient movements, Hans-Joachim Roedelius formed the influential krautrock group Cluster and went on to be a member of Harmonia, fostering the early German experimental music scene which continues to influence the landscape of electronic music to this day. With guests Xambuca and Seattle’s Hair & Space Museum. Presented by Patchwerks.

Love Theme + Sun Pack
Fri. Sep. 29, 8 PM; $12 advance, $14 at door

Love Theme (Alex Zhang Hungtai, Austin Milne, Simon Frank) crafts new age dirges with drones, dark-toned horns and background static. Sun Pack, the quintessential seafoam ambient project of Niki Smith and Collin Ward, exists in a space somewhere between Teen Suicide and Mogwai. Niki Smith’s voice glides on the surface of rippling interwoven acoustic guitar, lofi synths, and bird sounds. Presented by Vera Project.

Sat. Sep. 30, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Organized by NYC choreographer Beth Graczyk and composer/guitarist Tom Baker, Radiosonde brings an element of structure to an open improvisatory setting. With scores designed by Graczyk and Baker, the group follows prompts (shapes, words, colors) to give an overall shape to the moment-by-moment decisions being made in real-time. With Greg Campbell, percussion; Jesse Canterbury, clarinets; Brian Cobb, bass; dancer Corrie Befort, and others TBA.

THU. 10/5 – Matrio is Tom Baker (guitars), Greg Campbell (percussion), and James Falzone (clarinets) w/ guest musicians and dancers + Trevor O’Loughlin Ensemble

FRI. 10/6 – composer/bassist John Teske presents his vectorscores with percussionist Sean Hamilton