Seattle Scene: April 19 – May 5, 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.

Jaap Blonk: Dr. Voxoid’s Next Move
Thu. Apr. 19, 8 PM; $15 – 15 donation at door

Unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, the renowned Dutch vocalist/sound poet Jaap Blonk’s new voice/electronics performance may contain sound poetry (his own works and an occasional ‘classic’), pieces in invented languages, phonetic etudes and processes, live soundscapes, improvisations for solo voice and with electronics, and more…

Kin of the Moon
Fri. Apr. 20, 8 PM; $15 – 15 donation at door

What Better Than Call a Dance is inspired by the relationship of dance to music, how they inform each other. Beth Fleenor (clarinet/voice/elec-tronics) and dancer Karin Stevens interweave improvisations amongst four new takes on pre-existing dance music forms composed by Kin of the Moon members Kaley Lane Eaton (soprano/piano/electronics) and Heather Bentley (violin/viola), with Leanna Keith (flute).

Drone Cinema Film Festival #4
Sat. Apr. 21, 8 PM; $15 – 15 donation at door

The Drone Cinema Film Festival showcases cutting-edge minimalist works of ethereal beauty that transmute sonic drones into the visual realm, drawing inspiration from the experimental films of Stan Brakhage and Jordan Belson, the minimalist drones of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, and the recent film genre Slow Cinema. Silent Records founder Kim Cascone’s new ensemble composition Pollen & Fragments opens the show.

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

THU. 5/3 – Blake DeGraw presents Dissociative Containment: Chamber & Vocal Music – works for twelve violins, six violins, twelve vocalists, and solo voice with fixed media + Noel Kennon & Greg Kelley duo improvisations

FRI. 5/4 – Seattle Compsoers’ Salon: new and recent works by Jay Hamilton, Gavin Borchert, Peter Nelson-King, Jeremiah Lawson

SAT. 5/5 – Matt Shoemaker memorial concert with Jim Haynes, Climax Golden Twins, Dave Knott and more