Seattle Scene: January 17-26, 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.

FHTAGN + Driftwood Orchestra
Thu. Jan. 17, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Experimental chamber ensemble FHTAGN has performed as a string orchestra, surround-sound choir, saxophone quartet, and many other formats. Tonight they present two original works for electric guitar ensemble. Driftwood Orchestra is a collective of artists who create improvised music using modified & amplified pieces of driftwood gathered from the Cascade Mountains.

Matt Ingalls + Greg Kelley
Fri. Jan. 18, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Matt Ingalls is a composer, clarinetist, concert producer, and computer music programmer based in Oakland. His composerly solo improvisations explore extended clarinet techniques that interact with the acoustic space, often as combination tones. Seattle-based trumpeter Greg Kelley constantly seeks to push the boundaries of the instrument and of “music.”

Sound Ensemble: Local Wonders
Sat. Jan. 19, 7 PM; $20, $15 student/senior

The Sound Ensemble has committed itself to performing new and vibrant music from under-represented composers in all of our programs. As a celebration of this, we present an entire program of music by women of our region: Angelique Poteat’s Morning at the Sound, Kaley Lane Eaton’s Sacred Geometry, Carly Ann Worden’s San Juan Sinfonietta, and a world premiere by our own Sarah Bassingthwaighte.

Fri. 1/25 – Sacramento based free-improv banjoist Mike Marlin returns to team up with Eric Dahlman (cornet/bird calls), Jim Knodle (trumpet), Tari Nelson-Zagar (violin), Keith Eisenbray (piano), Jesse Canterbury (clarinet), Carl Juarez (guitar/acoustical gadgets), Debra Scott (voice)

Sat. 1/26 – Seattle Phonographers Union, improvisation with field recordings