Seattle Scene: January 11-20, 2018

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt in Christchurch Ca...

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.

February + Tiny Ghost
Thu. Jan. 11, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

February, led by bassist Kelsey Mines, premiers five pieces that challenge the musical range of the double bass, incorporating compositional elements with free improvising, with ensemble members Mike Gebhart, Andrew Olmstead, and Matt Williams. Tiny Ghost is a new quartet with Greg Sinibaldi, Katie Jacobson, Ivan Arteaga, Raymond Larsen. They play music that is strange, pretty, funny, and weird.

Jesse Myers: solo piano works
Fri. Jan. 12, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Pianist Jesse Myers presents To Sober & Quiet the Mind, an evening of spacious solo piano works from the masters of time and space – Arvo Pärt, Morton Feldman, and more. This program is meant to bring mental clarity. The audience is encouraged to get comfortable, bring a mat or pillow, and forgo the chairs. So, hit reset on your brain, close your eyes, and become entranced by the magical sounds.

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