Seattle Scene: June 7-16, 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.

Ramen Trio
Thu. June 7, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Ramen Trio plays composed and improvised music informed by jazz but not bound by it. James DeJoie (clarinet, bass clarinet), Doug Lilla (bass guitar), Jay Weaver (drums) constantly search for “spines” in the music whether it’s written or improvised and revel in making music live and breathe.They find balance in keeping off balance and taking risks that let the music proceed rather than stagnate.

Sarah Davachi + Lori Goldston
Fri. June 8, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Canadian electronic composer Sarah Davachi is primarily concerned with disclosing the delicate psychoacoustics of intimate aural spaces, utilizing extended durations and simple harmonic structures that emphasize subtle variations in overtone complexity, temperament and intonation, and natural resonances. Cellist Lori Goldston is possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, and a Seattle treasure.

Seattle Modern Orchestra
Sat. June 9, 8 PM; $25 / $15 / $10

For its season finale concert, Seattle Modern Orchestra is thrilled to perform the West Coast premiere of British composer Jonathan Harvey’s 50-minutes epic work Bhakti (devotion) for chamber ensemble and quadraphonic tape (1982), centered around sanskrit hymns from the Rig Veda toward a transcendent consciousness.

WED. 6/13 – Earshot Jazz and Nonsequitur present Ken Vandermark (saxophone) and Nate Wooley (trumpet)

THU. 6/14 – Guitarist Satchel Henneman performs newly commissioned pieces by various composers from Seattle and elsewhere

FRI. 6/15 – electronic music by Bit Graves, Jordan Rundle, and Marcus Price

SAT. 6/16 – Kin of the Moon performs Tyaga: Divine Life Suite, a newly commissioned work by Chicago composer Renee Baker