Seattle Scene: April 13-28, 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.

Adam Briggs
Fri. Apr. 13, 8 PM; $15 – 15 donation at door

Composer/percussionist Adam Briggs presents an immersive musical landscape with the premier of his first string quartet as well as a large work for split percussion and orchestra, both aimed at the exaltation of unity and the expulsion of the past and future. His consistently reflective and apocalyptic music stems from the friction between his early and his more recent experiences as a classical composer.

Seattle Modern Orchestra
Sat. Apr. 14, 8 PM; $25, $15, 10 advance/at door

SMO hosts composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia with a new piece, the clouds receding into the mountains, written for UW faculty violist Melia Watras and SMO. The concert also features Swiss composer Beat Furrer’s Aria, and Melodien for chamber orchestra by the 20th century master, György Ligeti. Pre-concert conversation with composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia & SMA co-director Jérémy Jolley at 7:30 PM.

THU. 4/19 – Dr. Voxoid’s Next Move is Dutch vocalist and sound poet Jaap Blonk’s current voice and electronics performance

FRI. 4/20 – Kin of the Moon’s What Better Than Call a Dance is inspired by the relationship of dance to music – how music informs dance and dance informs music

SAT. 4/21 – Drone Cinema Film Festival + San Francisco composer Kim Cascone’s ensemble work Khem 1

THU. 4/26 – Matt Kocmieroski (percussion), Roger Nelson (piano) and Paul Taub (flute) play Morton Feldman’s Crippled Symmetry

FRI. 4/27 – Inverted Space Ensemble showcases newly commissioned works

SAT. 4/28 – Mark Cooper’s AIR celebrates the second CD/digital release in a projected tetralogy of ambient soundscapes based on the four classical elements, featuring field recordings, granular synthesis, and processed string instruments