Seattle Scene: October 23 – November 2, 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.

Earshot: Neil Welch
Tue. Oct. 23, 8 PM; $18, $16, $10

An impassioned tenor player “who combines mysticism with ferocity” (DownBeat) and half of the adventurous Seattle sax/drum duo Bad Luck, Neil Welch presents a new, large ensemble. Concepcion Picciotto is his homage to the late homeless peace activist’s 35-year White House vigil for nuclear disarmament. Welch’s solo work Puhpohwee opens. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Jesse Myers & Leanna Keith
Fri. Oct. 26, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Jesse Myers (piano) and Leanna Keith (flute) present two of Nicole Lizée’s etudes for glitch film. In Hitchcock Etudes, Lizée stitches together scenes from “Psycho”, “The Birds”, “Rope”, and “The Man Who Knew Too Much” with live piano accompaniment. Similarly, she pulls from Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs”, “Pulp Fiction”, and “Kill Bill”, while a virtuosic bass flute solo is used to seam them all together.

Sat. Oct. 27, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Triptet is a meeting of minds and spontaneous electrical impulses between Michael Monhart (saxophones and electronics), Tom Baker (fretless guitar, theremin and electronics), and Greg Campbell (percussion, french horn and electronics). Tonight they celebrate the release of their newest album, Slowly, Away.

TUE. 10/30 – Earshot Jazz festival presents saxophonist/composer Sarah Manning’s Underworld Alchemy: Transmuting Anger

THU. 11/1 – Seattle Modern Orchestra plays music of Yigit Kolat, George Crumb, Chinary Ung, and Rebecca Saunders

FRI. 11/2 – Jeffrey Cohan (flute), Sharyn Peterson (violin), and Bill Smith (clarinet) perform new compositions and improvisations