Seattle Scene: January 31 – February 9, 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.

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).

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