Seattle Scene: December 15-23, 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.

David Haney + FHTAGN: String Fury
Fri. Dec. 15, 8 PM; $10 at the door

A reckless carnage of harmonic versus melodic instrumentation; free jazz counterpoints music games in this “collidescope” of “nodal” perturbance, instigated by filmmaker/performance artist/composer Nadya Kadrevis, with pianist David Haney and experimental improvising chamber ensemble FHTAGN led by Blake DeGraw.

Neal Kosaly-Meyer: Finnegans Wake
Sat. Dec. 16, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Part I, Chapter 4 in Kosaly-Meyer’s ongoing Finnegans Wake Project. Chapter 1 is an overture and follows the rules of music; Chapter 2 is fairly straightforward storytelling (mostly). Chapter 3 is a fog of dream and the unconscious, the proper realm and idiom of the Wake, Chapter 4, still a bit foggy, completes the first large structural cycle of the book.

THU. 12/21 – improvisations by guitarist Sue Ann Harkey with cellist Lori Goldston and trumpeter Gregg Kelley + Blessed Blood + guitarist Jason McGill

FRI. 12/22 – Bay Area electronic scavenger and smart phone maestro Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) presents Monitress

SAT. 12/23 – Seattle Phonographers Union

New pfMENTUM Releases

Source: pfMENTUM.

KaiBorg: Vibrant Matters
Jeff Kaiser: quartertone trumpet and live computer processing
David Borgo: soprano saxophone, dudukophone, raj nplaim, double duct flute, skatchbox, chromatic tambin, futujara, and live computer processing

Vinny Golia: Syncquistic Linear Expositions and their Geopolitical Outcomes (…we are all still here…)
Vinny Golia: Sopranino, Bb and G Soprano, Baritone Saxophones, Bass Clarinet, Kwala, Gongs, and Kayzee • Steve Adams: Alto Saxophone • Ken Filiano: Acoustic Bass and Pedals • Tina Raymond: Drums

Trumpets and Basses: Sanctuary
Trumpets: Danny Gouker, Jake Henry, Kenny Warren
Basses: Adam Hopkins, Will McEvoy, Zach Swanson
Adam Hopkins of Trumpets & Basses AND Party Pack

Joshua Gerowitz: Solano Canyon
Stunning new release from pfMENTUM pfirst timer Joshua Gerowitz!
Joshua Gerowitz (guitar), Louis Lopez (trumpet), Colin Woodford (drums), Jake Rosenzweig (bass), Carmina Escobar (voice), Joe Santa Maria (saxophones), David Tranchina (bass)



December 10, 2017
Otomo Yoshihide Solo, 49 Shade
Otomo Yoshihide

December 10, 2017
Otomo Yoshihide & Chris Pitsiokos, 49 Shade
Chris Pitsiokos Otomo Yoshihide

December 10, 2017
Chris Pitsiokos Solo, 49 Shade
Chris Pitsiokos

December 7, 2017
Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein, ShapeShifter Lab
Sarah Bernstein John ‘Kid Millions’ Colpitts

December 7, 2017
Paul Flaherty, Gene Moore, Gene Janas, Federico Ughi, ShapeShifter Lab
Paul Flaherty Gene Janas Gene Moore Federico Ughi

December 7, 2017
Andrew Lamb & Warren Smith, ShapeShifter Lab
Andrew Lamb Warren Smith

December 4, 2017
Mars Williams An Ayler Xmas, The Stone
Nels Cline Chris Corsano Hilliard Greene Joe McPhee Steve Swell Mars Williams

5049 Records Podcast Episode 142 – Chris Forsyth 

Source: 5049 Records.

Chris Forsyth is a Philly based, Jersey born guitarist of enormous range and creativity. He cut his teeth in New York City, working with improvisers like Nate Wooley, Daniel Carter, Loren Connors and Mike Pride, as well as his long running band Peeesseye. He relocated to Philadelphia in 2009 and, inspired by the likes of his friends Jack Rose and Steve Gunn, began focusing on solo guitar playing. Since then he has been working steadily with his band, the Solar Motel Band. For this talk, we get into it, discussing everything from the Grateful Dead to working in restaurants, improvising to band leading. Good shit.