Seattle Scene: May 17-31, 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.

Peter Nelson-King
Thu. May 17, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Pianist and modern music rabble rouser Peter Nelson-King presents an eclectic program of individualist piano music from the 1980’s by a cadre of composers working in a time of unprecedented pluralism and freedom in classical music: Robert Beaser, George Benjamin, Fulvio Caldini, David Chaitkin, Edmund Rubbra, Peter Sculthorpe, John Tavener, Augusta Read Thomas, Charles Wuorinen.

Sonic Lighthouse: The Sychronized Rotations of Sounds in Spaces
Sat. May 19, 8 PM; $10 advance, $5-$15 at door

A Sonic Lighthouse is a device invented by Jimmy Johnson that spins a highly focused beam of sound around a horizontal plane. This performance is tailored to the unique acoustics and geometry of the Chapel. It will feature live musicians, synthesized sound and field recordings played through several sonic lighthouses, a second type of rotating reflector, and traditional multi-speaker holographic sound.

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

TUE. 5/29 – Composer Daniel Webbon presents recent works for piano and voice, solo flute, string quartet, and mixed ensemble

THU. 5/31 – Christian Asplund (piano) and Melissa Heath (soprano) perform works by Asplund, Ives, Messiaen, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, and others