Seattle Scene: April 26 – May 12, 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.

Feldman: Crippled Symmetry
Thu. Apr. 26, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Representing the culminating style of Morton Feldman’s work, with long time frames and somewhat repetitive yet ever-changing and overlapping material for the three players in a subtle quiet dynamic, this period is perhaps his best known through a series of recordings that emerged shortly after the composer’s death. Paul Taub (flute), Matthew Kocmieroski (percussion), Roger Nelson (piano).

Inverted Space Ensemble
Fri. Apr. 27, 8 PM; $5 – 15 donation at door

Inverted Space Ensemble presents four new works by four eclectic composers. Drawing on an ensemble that was born out of Inverted Space’s Cornish Residency, the concert will feature works for a unique ensemble of violin/viola, sax/clarinet, acoustic/electric guitar, piano and percussion. The concert will feature newly commissioned works by Charles Corey, Yigit Kolat, Luke Fitzpatrick and Ben Levin.

Sat. Apr. 28, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

AIR celebrates the second release by MDC (Mark D. Cooper) in a projected tetralogy of ambient and synthesized soundscapes based on the classical elements: water, air, earth and fire. Incorporating twenty-five years of field recordings from all over the world, “AIR” also includes non-real-time granular synthesis of these recordings and real-time processing of stringed instruments: guitar, bass and moon-harp.

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 Composers’ 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

FRI. 5/11 – Bodies.Space.Time.Sound: an evening of improvised performance of music and dance curated by Alia Swersky and Tom Baker

SAT. 5/12 – Jason McGill solo guitar + others TBA