Seattle Scene: January 31 – February 9, 2019

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

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.

Sara Schoenbeck/Wayne Horvitz
Thu. Jan. 31, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Long-time musical partners Wayne Horvitz and Sara Schoenbeck (WHSS Duo) perform compositions and improvisations for bassoon, piano and electronics, exploring music from the obscure to the sublime. A study of the crossroads where texture and extended technique meet with and support the expression of melody and song. Plus special guests Ray Larsen (trumpet) and Abbey Blackwell (bass).

Watson/Krausbauer
Fri. Feb. 1, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

New Zealander/downtown NYC veteran guitarist David Watson has created a new vocabulary for the Highland bagpipes, collaborating with Phill Niblock and many others. Oakland-based multi-instrumentalist John Krausbauer seeks transcendence through repetition, duration, alternate tunings, maximum volumes. Seattle guitar daredevil Bill Horist and trombonist Amelia Coulter play opening sets.

Fri. 2/8 – 34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival: featured artist CK Barlow (electronics, Baltimore) + Haley Freedlund/Tom Varner, Andria Nicodemou/Marc Seales, Kenny Mandell/Kelsey Mines/Odeya Nini

Sat. 2/9 – 34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival: 3 PM afternoon dance/music show; 5:30 tribute to SIMF founder Paul Hoskin; 8 PM featured artist Odeya Nini (voice, LA) + Holland Andrews/Ambrosia Bardos/Ebony Miranda, Abbey Blackwell/Haley Freedlund/Patrick Shiroishi