Seattle Scene: October 12-28, 2017

English: Composer Philip Glass, Florence 1993

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.

SMO: In Time of War
Thu. Oct. 12, 7:30 PM; $10 – $25 advance/door

Seattle Modern Orchestra opens its 2017-18 season with music by George Crumb and Julius Eastman, who responded to the cultural and political turmoil of the ’70s with works that resonate today. Crumb’s Black Angels, inspired by the Vietnam war, is a “parable on our troubled contemporary world,” portraying a “voyage of the soul”. Eastman’s minimalist work Gay Guerrilla “glorifies Gay” as a guerrilla – “someone, in any case, that is sacrificing his life for a point of view.”

Jesse Myers: The Minimal Piano
Fri. Oct. 13, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Pianist Jesse Myers presents solo piano music by living American composers. The music will focus on important minimalist works for the piano as well as new music featuring piano and electronics by John Adams, Philip Glass, Christopher Cerrone, Missy Mazzoli, and Steve Reich, and the premiere of Jesse Myers’ new work for piano and six-channel soundtrack.

Sound Ensemble: Kammermusik
Sat. Oct. 14, 7 PM; $10 – $15 advance/door

The Sound Ensemble creates a welcoming space to experience and respond to the music of our time. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the performance! At this concert audience members will have a chance to participate in the music making, and experience for themselves what it is like to make music with others. Music by Michael Djupstrom, James Falzone, Judd Greenstein, Paul Hindemith, Darius Milhaud.

Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda
Thu. Oct. 19, 8 PM; $10 advance/at door

Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda perform with unconventional and self-made instruments including Walkman cassette players and radios, found pieces of wood, nails, hammers, buckets, marbles, and glass jars, allowing the individual architecture and acoustics of the various sites to guide the flow and development of the performances. Audience is limited to 85 and we expect this to sell out, so get your tickets now!

SAT. 10/21 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee & Neil Welch

TUE. 10/24 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents Matt Mitchell: Music of Tim Berne + Dawn Clement duets

THU. 10/26 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents Robin Holcomb Trio + MIkolaj Trzaska

FRI. 10/27 – Vocalise women’s vocal ensemble performs works by living composers

SAT. 10/28 – Nonsequitur presents analog synth veteran Todd Barton + Jason E. Anderson