Seattle Scene: January 25 – February 3, 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.

Spontaneous Combustion: Iktus Duo
Thu. Jan. 25, 8 PM; $20 general/$12 students

The 4th concert of Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival features Iktus Duo (Hristina Blagoeva, flute, and Chris Graham, percussion) from New York City, performing works by Lou Harrison, Joseph Pereira, Adam Vidiksis, James Romig, and Washington-based composer Bruce Hamilton. In addition to tickets for individual concerts, festival passes are available here ($50/3-day).

Inverted Space Ensemble
Fri. Jan. 26, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Inverted Space explores the music of three major 20th Century Composers. Pairing the Etudes of John Cage and György Ligeti, the second concert of the season will present Book 1 of Cage’s Freeman Etudes for solo violin (performed by Luke Fitzpatrick) with Book 1 of the Ligeti Études for solo piano (performed by Steven Damouni). The second half will feature Karlheinz Stockhausen’s enigmatic Plus Minus.

Sarah Pyle: Flora/Fauna
Sat. Jan. 27, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Sarah Pyle plays experimental music for baroque and modern flute. Inspired by styles from Early Baroque to noise music and beyond, the program explores tropes of flora and fauna across more than 400 years. Three world premieres by Pyle and Seattle-ites Andrew Stiefel and Daniel Webbon, + works for solo flute by Elizabeth Brown and Vivian Fine, and improvisations on baroque melodies by Francesca Caccini.

THU. 2/1 – Violinist Karen Bentley-Pollick performs new works from a New York Women Composers call for scores

SAT. 2/3 – Gift Tapes/DRAFT presents Mesh Collaborative (networked computer music) + Seattle Phonographers Union (improvisation with field recordings)