Seattle Scene: January 10-19, 2019

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.

Scrape Meets Oluo
Thu. Jan. 10, 8 PM; $5 – $20 donation at door

Trumpeter, composer, and writer Ahamefule J. Oluo joins Scrape for a sneak-peek performance of the score for his new film, Thin Skin, directed by Charles Mudede. Scrape’s Jim Knapp and Brianna Atwell have written arrangements for the Thin Skin score, and Oluo, in turn, will perform live on several original Scrape compositions. This innovative collaboration showcases true Seattle luminaries at the peak of their game.

Jesse Myers: Glass Half Full
Fri. Jan. 11, 8 PM; $10 advance, $15 day of

Pianist Jesse Myers performs half of Philip Glass’ monumental twenty Etudes for Solo Piano in a visually immersive concert synchronized with colorful, moving light projections on the ceiling and walls of the Chapel. The audience is encouraged to get comfortable, bring a mat or pillow to lie on the floor to enjoy this audio-visual, immersive experience. Chairs will also be provided.

re•create percussion
Sat. Jan. 12, 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 at door

re•create percussion founders Rebekah Ko and Storm Benjamin present an evening of music for prepared piano, marimba, vibraphone, and triangle. Ben Marx’s works are rhythmic improvisations on percussion instruments that mingle with pre-determined electronic samples (mostly from symphony orchestra source material). Toccata is a virtuosic piece for vibraphone and marimba by Anders Koppel.

Thu. 1/17 – FHTAGN presents two new works for electric guitar ensemble + Driftwood Orchestra

Fri. 1/18 – Bay Area clarinetist Matt Ingalls performs his decades-in-the-making, 30-minute-continuous-micro-timbre-circular-breath-tour-de-force clarinet solo that explores extended techniques that interact with the acoustic space + trumpeter Greg Kelley

Sat. 1/19 – The Sound Ensemble, Local Wonders: The Creative Women of King County – music by Sarah Bassingthwaighte, Angelique Poteat, Kaley Lane Eaton, and Carly Ann Worden