Seattle Scene: October 30 – November 10, 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: Sarah Manning
Tue. Oct. 30, 8 PM; $18, $16, $10

Alto saxophonist/composer Sarah Manning‘s Transmuting Anger is a series of melodic fragments cued by alchemy symbols and tied together with improvised music, focused on the exploration of women’s anger around #metoo, sexism and sexual harassment. With Briggan Krauss (guitar), Peggy Lee (cello) Dylan van der Schyff (drums). Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Seattle Modern Orchestra
Thu. Nov 1, 8 PM; $25, $15, $10

Seattle Modern Orchestra offers a program bringing to our present past experiences, people, and ideas, and that remembers, commemorates, and empathizes with the invisible. featuring works by Yigit Kolat, George Crumb, Chinary Ung, Rebecca Saunders. Pre-concert conversation with composer Yigit Kolat and co-artistic director Jérémy Jolley starts at 7:30.

William O. “Bill” Smith
Fri. Nov. 2, 7:30 PM; $5 – $20 at the door

World premieres of works written by and for the groundbreaking clarinetist and composer William O. “Bill” Smith will be performed by Bill with flutist Jeffrey Cohan and violinist Sharyn Peterson in seven performances around the Pacific Northwest. Seattle composer Huntley Beyer and Slovenian composer Igor Dekleva (Ljubljiana) have written works for the occasion.

THU. 11/8 – benefit for baby Cameron with electronic music by Raica (Chloe Harris), Panabrite (Norm Chambers) and Hair & Space Museum (David Golightly & Emily Pothast)

FRI. 11/9 – Sontag Shogun + Dolphin Midwives + Blessed Blood

Sat. 11/10 – computer music/sampling pioneer Neil Rolnick with pianist Kathleen Supové and violinist Jennifer Choi