Seattle Scene: August 9-18, 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.

Bounty of the Wayside
Thu. Aug. 9, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Bounty of the Wayside produces spontaneous song and interludes: lyrical, plaintive and driving, with impromptu-conjured tales of mortals and other beings. There are hints of Ivor Cutler, The Fall, Philip Glass, George Eliot. With Nancy Clarke on violin and vocals (Danger Bunny, Honey, Graham Connah), Jeremy Eaton with words, vocals and snare drum, Kyle Hanson on accordion (The Murkies, Black Cat Orchestra).

From North India to the Northwest
Fri. Aug. 10, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

From Kolkata, master sitar player Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee performs alongside Northwest artists Ravi Albright (tabla) and Neil Welch (saxophone), exploring a fusion of classical and western improvisation. Whidbey Island-based pianist Sheila Weidendorf, James Patterson (French horn) and Roxanna Patterson (viola) play music of Hovhaness, Rebecca Clarke and more.

Doug Theriault + RM Francis
Sat. Aug. 11, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Doug Theriault (Portland) performs live cut up guitar improvisations using custom made electronics. Local RM Francis debuts new work that is sure to convey his innovative approach to computer-generated sound. Join us for this exciting evening of new electronic music. Presented by Gift Tapes/DRAFT.

FRI. 8/17 – electronic music by Karl Fousek (Montreal) + Michael Masaru Flora (Minneapolis)

SAT. 8/18 – Contemporary and original compositions for double double basses and electronics by Rebecca Lawrence and James Vitz-Wong