Seattle Scene: January 25 – February 1, 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.

Mike Marlin & Friends
Fri. Jan. 25, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Sacramento-based free-improv banjoist Mike Marlin returns to Seattle, teaming up with co-conspirators Eric Dahlman, Jim Knodle, Tari Nelson-Zagar, Keith Eisenbrey, Debra Scott, and Carl Juarez to set a backfire against the raging inferno of ridiculosophy and abandonment of reason. The theme will be a sonic purge to exorcise demons ideally leading to a positive, temporal shifting of civic space.

Seattle Phonographers Union
Sat. Jan. 26, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Engaging in collective improvisation using only unprocessed field recordings, the Seattle Phonographers Union explores the ways in which we recognize, differentiate, map and navigate our sonic environment. Both novel and familiar sounds are juxtaposed in ways unique to each event. Our intent is to investigate and enrich both our intuitive and analytical relationship with sound.

Thu. 1/31 – New York bassoonist Sarah Schoenbeck and local keyboardist Wayne Horvitz play solos and duos, and may be joined by other guests

Fri. 2/1 – Guitarist/bagpiper/composer/improviser and New Zealander David Watson in a duo with Oakland multi-instrumentalist and dronemeister John Krausbauer; locals Bill Horist (guitar) and trombonist Amelia Coulter open with solo sets.