Seattle Scene: March 22 – April 7, 2018

English: Muhal Richard Abrams, moers festival 2009

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.

Peter Nelson-King, solo piano
Thu. Mar. 22, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Peter Nelson-King presents the world premiere of The Magpie’s Shadow, a large-scale cycle of piano miniatures inspired by the poetry of Yvor Winters, a gem of early American modernist verse, assembling 28 aphoristic poems to create an effect of dreamlike mystery and wonder. Also featured are Hans Erich Apostel’s Kubiniana, Fulvio Caldini’s Iblis Suite and Ernest Bloch’s Five Sketches in Sepia.

Daniel Corral: Polytope
Fri. Mar. 23, 8 PM; $15 – 15 donation at door

Polytope by Los Angeles composer Daniel Corral is a multimedia microtonal performance for MIDI quartet. Four musicians operate colorful glowing MIDI controllers in a mesmerizing dance of silhouettes, captured on live video and projected as a moving, visual score. Polytope is rhythmically charged in the vein of minimalists like Glass or Reich yet harmonically inspired by the microtonal explorations of Tenney or Partch.

Keith Eisenbrey, solo piano
Sat. Mar. 24, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Keith Eisenbrey presents the first 11 parts of his large-scale work-in-progress Études d’exécution imminent, including the complete Second Thoughts, Corollaries and the three sightings of Ghosting Doubles (after Amy Denio). In this work, he seeks to re-imagine the notion of keyboard virtuosity as a means of temporal inquiry, a pick with which to crack open seams in our experience of time.

FRI. 3/30 – Ancient to Future – a festival celebrating the great revolution in jazz of the 60s and 70s, w/ tributes to Muhal Richard Abrams, John Carter & Bobby Bradford (featured guest artist Alex Cline), + Tiny Ghost

FRI. 4/6 – THINGS THAT BREAK, a collaboration between composer Jessi Harvey, animator Becky Joy Aitken, performer Aimee Hong, and photographer/narrator Sonya Harris that explores the idea of breaking in all its forms

SAT. 4/7 – The Sound Ensemble: You Didn’t Known They Composed featuring music by pop and indie musicians with serious classical chops