Seattle Scene: January 5-20, 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.

Seattle Composers’ Salon
Fri. Jan. 5, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

The Seattle Composers’ Salon fosters the development, performance and appreciation of new music by regional composers and performers. At bi-monthly, informal presentations, the Salon features finished works, previews, and works in progress in a casual setting that allows for experimentation and discussion. Tonight’s featured composers: Carson Farley, Aaron Keyt, Ian McKnight, Patrick O’Keefe.

Pink Void + Noisegasm + OwL-Dent
Sat. Jan. 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Pink Void (Crystal Perez of Blue Sabbath Black Cheer/Low Hums) creates sprawling landscapes of layered guitar, samples, and static. Electronic duo Noisegasm (Greg Weber & Brad Anderson) are equal parts noise, rock, classical, ambient and avant garde. OwL-Dent = Experimental soul. Crux trinket. Everything is a toy. Whirlpools. Sometimes finds ghost voices.

THU. 1/11 – February features original compositions of Kelsey Mines, joined by Mike Gebhart, Andrew Olmstead, and Matt Williams + the quartet Tiny Ghost, playing the strange yet pretty music of Ivan Arteaga

FRI. 1/12 – Jesse Myers plays contemplative solo piano works by Pärt, Feldman and others

THU. 1/18 – Canadian vocalist Helen Pridmore improvises and Seattle locals Lori Goldston (cello), Kyle Hanson (accordion), and Mark Hilliard Wilson (guitar) play improvisations and graphic scores

FRI. 1/19 – Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival: Delgani String Quartet from Eugene, OR plays Ligeti, Hovhaness, and a new work by Benjamin Krause

SAT. 1/20 – Rob Angus and Marc Barreca play electronic and sample-based compositions and improvisations