Seattle Scene: December 13-21, 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.

Kasson Crooker + Dahliia
Thu. Dec. 13, 8 PM; $10 donation at the door

In Gishiki (ritual, ceremony), Kasson Crooker fuses vintage synths, field recordings, sound design and processed koto to create a lush, atmospheric electro-acoustic experience in 4-channel surround sound. Patchwerks owners Tom Butcher and Cindy Reichel collaborate as DAHLIIA: arpeggiated synth bleeps drenched, melodic drone tones in sound-on-sound sediment, and percussive “clicks and cuts”.

Luke Fitzpatrick & Laure Struber
Fri. Dec. 14, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Pianist Laure Struber and violinist Luke Fitzpatrick perform 20th and 21st century works that utilize Theme and Variations. Featured on the program is Tartiniana Seconda by Dallapicolla, Theme and Variations by Messiaen, Fratres by Pärt, Lachrymae by Britten and the Violin Sonata by Shostakovich. The concert will also have a newly arranged work by Marcin Paczkowski (Paganini Variations by Lutoslawski).

Neal Kosaly-Meyer: Finnegans Wake, Part 1 Chapter 5
Sat. Dec. 15, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

A Finnegans Wake Project continues with the premiere performance of Part I, Chapter 5, performed from memory, and with acute attention to musical detail. As usual, expect props, costume, sound and lighting design, with theatrical/liturgical movement. Chapter 5 has often been recommended as an excellent point of entry for Joyce’s mysterious and dream-like masterpiece.

Thu. 12/20 – Rahikka (Carston Rennekamp), electronic ambient/drone with colorfield projections

Fri. 12/21 – Electronic blankets for winter solstice, with AVOLA, Nordra, Marcus Price, Kevin Blanquies