Seattle Scene: January 18-27, 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.

Helen Pridmore & Friends
Thu. Jan. 18, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Canadian singer Helen Pridmore focuses on experimental music and improvisation. With Seattle musicians Lori Goldston (cello) and Mark Hilliard Wilson (guitar), she will explore graphic scores by John Cage and Earle Brown — music to see and to hear, with visual interpretation of the score as a crucial part of the performance. In the second set, accordionist Kyle Hanson joins for improvisations.

Delgani String Quartet
Fri. Jan. 19, 8 PM; $20 general/$12 students

For the opening night of the inaugural Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival, the Delgani String Quartet from Eugene, OR performs a new work by Benjamin Krause inspired by the Oregon Cascade Range.The concert also includes the first string quartets by Seattle composer Alan Hovhaness and Hungarian György Ligeti. This is Delgani’s premiere performance in Seattle.

Marc Barreca & Rob Angus
Sat. Jan. 20, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Two veterans of the Seattle electronic music scene perform solo sets and a duo set. Marc Barreca will play electro-acoustic loop based compositions with a laptop and MIDI accordion. Rob Angus will perform pieces from his recording projects Ethnoloopography and Slow Rain on vintage sampling keyboards.

THU. 1/25 – Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival: Iktus flute/percussion duo from NYC perform works by Lou Harrison, Joseph Pereira, Adam Vidiksis, James Romig, and Seattle composer Bruce Hamilton

FRI. 1/26 – Inverted Space Ensemble plays music of Cage, Ligeti, and Stockhausen

SAT. 1/27 – Sarah Pyle premiers experimental works for Baroque and modern flutes using extended techniques, electronics and percussion by herself, Andrew Stiefel, and Daniel Webbon, plus works by Francesca Caccini, Vivian Fine, and Elizabeth Brown