Seattle Scene: March 30 – April 14, 2018

English: Aaron and Bryce Dessner rehearsing an...

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.

Ancient to Future (night 2)
Fri. Mar. 30, 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Ancient to Future is a 3-day festival celebrating the great revolution in jazz and improvised music associated with the mid 60s – and that continues to this day. Tonight features a rare solo set by Julian Priester, tributes to Muhal Richard Abrams and John Carter/Bobby Bradford, and original music by Tiny Ghost w/ guest Julian Priester. Check out the other two nights of this series at the Royal Room on March 29 and 31.

Fri. Apr. 6, 8 PM; $15 – 15 donation at door

A multidisciplinary concert experience in the realms of new music, stop-motion animation, storytelling, visual art, and theatrical performances centered around the theme of “breaking”. Composer Jessi Harvey, animator Becky Joy Aitken, storyteller/photographer Sonya Harris, storyteller and photographer, and performer Aimee Hong explore fragmentation as a form of connection and unity between people.

The Sound Ensemble
Sat. Apr. 7, 7 PM; $5 – $15 advance/at door

The Sound Ensemble presents You Didn’t Know They Composed, a program of compositions by musicians known mainly for their pop and indie rock careers: Murder Ballads by Bryce Dessner of the National; three world premieres by James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens, the Album Leaf); selections from Beck’s Song Reader; and Stephen Rush‘s Woodwind Quintet.

FRI. 4/13 – Come take part in an immersive musical landscape with the premier of Adam Briggs’s first string quartet and his percussion concerto

SAT. 4/14 – Seattle Modern Orchestra