Seattle Scene: March 1-9, 2018

Composer Arvo Pärt

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.

Falzone & Whiting: 2nd Utterances
Thu. Mar. 1, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Bonnie Whiting (percussion) and James Falzone (clarinet) present duo improvisations, Whiting’s newly composed solo works inspired by the Indianapolis Womxn’s March, and the premiere of Falzone’s Radix Ensemble featuring Paul Kikuchi (percussion), Ha-Yang Kim (cello), and Robin Holcomb (piano). Also excerpts from Xenakis’ Kassandra and Reich’s New York Counterpoint.

Seattle Composers’ Salon
Fri. Mar. 2, 8 PM; $15 – 15 donation at door

The Seattle Composers’ Salon fosters the development, performance and appreciation of new music by regional composers and performers in a casual setting that allows for experimentation and discussion. Tonight: Sarah Bassingthwaighte, H20, for soprano, flute, and guitar; Gavin Borchert, Three songs for baritone and piano; Brooke Richey, work for solo piano; S. Eric Scribner, work for electronics.

Sound of Late: Book of the Dark
Sat. Mar. 3, 8 PM; $15 advance/$20 at door

Retrace the patterns of dreams with a night of music inspired by the writings of James Joyce. Amidst a program ranging from Arvo Pärt’s mystical minimalism to Ruth Crawford Seeger’s grittily angular music, Sound of Late unveils the world premiere of Book of the Dark by American composer Alan Shockley. Leave your expectations behind and enter into a unique sound world with open ears and an open mind.

SAT. 3/9 – Andrew McInnis plays tone poems for electric guitar; trumpeter/composer Raymond Larsen has some surprises