Seattle Scene: December 7-16, 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.

Inverted Space Ensemble
Thu. Dec. 7, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Inverted Space opens its 6th Season with an exploration of American music. Fred Frith’s Elegy for Elias and John Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Sky evoke a timeless quality and invites personal reflection. The Alabama Song by Kurt Weill is presented in an extraordinary reworking by Morton Feldman. Lou Harrison’s incredible Suite for Violin and American Gamelan is featured to end the program.

Eveline Müller’s Klang Quintet
Fri. Dec. 8, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Eveline Müller’s home-built percussion instrument the Boeing consists of sawblades, airplane washer, school bells and pan lids. Her Klang Quintet – Stuart McLeod, Carl Farrow, Bob Rees, Jim Knodle, Kole Galbraith – combines acoustic, electric, and electronic worlds into beautiful, ugly, scratchy, ringy, loud, quiet, tense and sparse soundscapes. Opening is a duo of Eveline and dancer Vanessa Skantze.

Seth Parker Woods
Sat. Dec. 9, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Esteemed Chicago cellist Seth Parker Woods performs an evening of Seattle premieres for solo cello with and without electonics: Edward Hamel’s Gray Neon Life; Pierre Alexandre Tremblay’s asinglewordisnotenough 3 (invariant); Alvin Singleton‘s Argoru II; George Lewis’ Not Alone. Presented by Nonsequitur.

FRI. 12/15 – improvised music by Dave Haney, FHTAGN, and Nadya Kadrevis

SAT. 12/16 – Neal Kosaly-Meyer continues his Finnegans Wake project