Seattle Scene: May 11-25, 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.

Body.Space.Time.Sound (Vol. 1)
Fri. May 11, 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

An evening of improvised sound and movement created and curated by Alia Swersky and Tom Baker. Scored improvisation with 6 musician/ dancer pairings exploring the theme of time and duration. Some pairs will perform one piece over a continuous period of time, where others will perform fragmented sections throughout the evening. Pairings will also consider where in space these uneven time frames will take place.

Jason McGill et al: Solo, Duos, Trio
Sat. May 12, 8 PM; $5 – 15 donation at door

Jason McGill’s music of the past few years has mainly explored attention, paradox, love, space, and natural logic. Tonight a few streams of his thought and practice merge, with solo alto saxophone improvisations and a new work for two electric guitars with Tom Scully; pianist Andrew Olmstead plays a collection of very short songs that incorporate all twelve major and minor keys; trio improvisations close the evening.

THU. 5/17 – Peter Nelson-King plays eclectic piano works from the 1980s by Robert Beaser, George Benjamin, Fulvio Caldini, David Chaitkin, Edmund Rubbra, Peter Sculthorpe., John Tavener, Augusta Read Thomas, and Charles Wuorinen

SAT. 5/19 – Jimmy Johnson, Sonic Lighthouse: The Synchronized Rotations of Sounds in Spaces

FRI. 5/25 – Inverted Space Ensemble presents works for cimbalom by Györgi Kurtág and Georges Aperghis