Seattle Scene: June 13-23, 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.

Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley
Wed. June 13, 8 PM; $5 – $15 advance/at door

Chicago saxophonist/composer Ken Vandermark and New York trumpet stalwart Nate Wooley worked together with Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Agusti Fernandez, and Terrie Ex- before putting together their duo project in October 2013. They create an organic combination of the jazz tradition, free improvisation, and modern composition. Presented by Earshot Jazz & Nonsequitur.

Satchel Henneman
Thu. June 14, 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Life is No Way to Treat an Animal II is the second installment of commissions concerts by Seattle guitarist Satchel Henneman. With a diverse range of composers, each working in very different musical realms, this project offers a broad perspective on current musical practices. Though the conventions of these composers vary widely, these works find commonality in the sensation of something new.

Bit Graves + J. Rundle + M. Price
Fri. June 15, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Bit Graves (Matt Collins, Ben Roth) use strongly timed programming to live-process analog machines, creating sounds which range from ambient to abrasive. Jordan Rundle makes sound and images in many forms and mediums, including digital art, music, video and graphic design. Marcus Price‘s electronic music uses elements of IDM, noise, and ambient to build perversely complicated/mangled compositions.

Kin of the Moon w/ Reneé Baker
Sat. June 16, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Chicago’s Renée Baker is one of Kin of the Moon‘s heroes and it is our deep honor to commission and present her new work Tyaga: Divine Life Suite, a through-composed work for various flutes, viola, voice, cello, percussion and electronics that combines the structure of a notated work with areas of improvised music. Renée will also show silent films with her original scores at Main Library on Thur. June 14, 6:30.

SAT. 6/23 – Nonsequitur presents sound/radio artist Anna Friz and electronic textiles artist Afroditi Psarra