Seattle Scene: November 15-30, 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.

Heather Bentley & Friends
Thu. Nov. 15, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Busy Seattle bow slinger Heather Bentley celebrates her birthday with her 7-string violin and an assortment of musical friends: an improvising trio with drummer Dio Jean Baptiste and video artist Darren Palmer + the new ensemble CHA, with electric harpist Carol Levin and vocalist/spoken word artist/mover Amelia Love Clearheart explores spontaneously arising lyrical/poetic/musical journeys.

Tamara Zenobia
Fri. Nov 16, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Alaskan-born storyteller, performance artist and vocal alchemist Tamara Zenobia combines the elements of Vocal Alchemy, divination, percussion, electronic music and other world instruments, song and spoken word into her performance to create a very eclectic mix of groovy sounds and hypnotic beats. Tonight she will be joined by Dick Valentine, who will add his extraordinary flute playing to the performance.

A Night for 4 Drummers
Sat. Nov. 17, 7 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Solo works for drum set, focusing on each musician’s singular relationship with the drums, solo performance, music and identity: Mike Gebhart (The Sky Is A Suitcase, Terror/Cactus, February, New Series One); Ruby Dunphy (Thunderpussy); D’Andre Fontanelle (The Backslide gospel, Kate Dinsmore, Elena Loper); Casey Adams (Dorian Slay, nothing but the dead and dying).

Thu. 11/29 – Inverted Space Ensemble plays music of Kerrith Livengood and Pauline Oliveros

FRI. 11/30 – composer Tom Baker and dancer Alia Swersky + friends present Vol. 2 of their Body.Space.Time.Sound series for improvising musicians and movers