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