Seattle Scene: December 21, 2017 – January 6, 2018

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.

Sue Ann Harkey + Blessed Blood + Jason McGill
Thu. Dec. 21, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Underground veteran Sue Ann Harkey (prepared guitar, field recordings) with master improvisers Lori Goldston (cello) and Greg Kelley (trumpet). Blessed Blood is an electronics-based project by Seattle’s Rachel LeBlanc singing ecstatic hymns, wherein ethereal vocals glide above pulsations and sharp angles. Jason M. McGill’s purposefully internal, slow-moving guitar pieces induce a type of conscious, restful response.

Wobbly & the Weatherman
Fri. Dec. 22, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

David Wills (The Weatherman), founding member of experimental media collective Negativland, makes his first appearance on a concert stage in 17 years to join recent Negativinductee Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly) for an evening of fake electronics, microphone-activated iPhone apps, local baby room monitor interceptions and endlessly awkward questions for Alexa.

Seattle Phonographers Union
Sat. Dec. 23, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

The Seattle Phonographers Union improvised with unprocessed field recordings. Breaking away from their usual “politburo” set up, group members will be spread throughout the space, playing through small, localized sound systems to create a sonic environment made up of many smaller micro-climates, with the audience free to move through the space or sit if they wish.

FRI. 12/29 – 1 lu 1 is a bi-coastal trio with brothers Tim Cohen (drums) and Ben Cohen (sax) with guitarist Dustin Carlson; Neil Welch solo saxophone/electronicsw; Katie Jacobson/Greg Sinibaldi duo

FRI. 1/5 – Seattle Composers’ Salon: Carson Farley, Aaron Keyt, Ian McKnight, Patrick O’Keefe

SAT. 1/6 – Pink Void + Noisegasm + Owl-Dent