Seattle Scene: September 13-22, 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.

Eric McElroy: The Living, Part 2
Thu. Sep. 13, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

This piano recital celebrates the diversity of music in our time with works by British and American composers, celebrating the birthdays of Howard Skempton and Frederic Rzewski. The program also includes a dazzling piece for piano and piccolo by Seattle composer Ken Benshoof, and concludes with the American premiere of a piano fantasy by John Joubert based on his acclaimed opera Jane Eyre.

Lost Chocolate Lab
Fri. Sep. 14, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Somewhere tangled in the frequency-sheets of sound stands a lone guitar player; glaciers of distortion covering invisible mountains of sound with blankets of white noise atop towering peaks. Impossible to reconcile the enveloping sound from common six-stringed instrument, dipped in a modulated acid-bath of signal processing, emerging as a rippling pool of sound-waves lapping on the shore of consciousness.

Sound Ensemble: L’histoire du soldat
Sat. Sep. 15, 7 PM; $20, $15 at the door

The Sound Ensemble will present Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), with narrator. Join us for this fable-like story about wisdom vs. folly, materialism vs. meaningful relationship, as our soldier (Joe) struggles with many of the issues that we face in more subtle forms each day.

FRI. 9/21 -Soren Hamm (saxophone) & Cassie Lear (flute) play works by Takemitsu, Iannaconne, Crockcoft and others

SAT. 9/22 – Nonsequitur presents Lou Mallozzi (Chicago) + Gyre