Seattle Scene: March 8-16, 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.

Morsel Trio
Fri. Mar. 8, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Morsel Trio is a new Seattle chamber ensemble of Emily Acri (violin), Chris Young (cello), Steven Damouni (piano). This concert presents three commissions from local omposers: Luke Fitzpatrick‘s trio titled Morsel; Charles Corey‘s Memories from Within a Valley Fog; and Daniel Webbon‘s The old is dying and the new cannot be born. The program will close with Kaija Saariaho’s 2014 work Light and Matter.

SMO: A Celebration of Robert Aitken
Sat. Mar. 9, 8 PM; $25, $15, $10 online/at door

Seattle Modern Orchestra celebrates legendary flutist, composer, and conductor Robert Aitken. Instrumental in developing the playing of the modern flute, Aitken has worked with numerous composers such John Cage, George Crumb, Elliott Carter, Toru Takemitsu, and Iannis Xenakis. Aitken will play his own music + Takemitsu’s Bryce, and will conduct works by Xenakis and Canadian composer Brian Cherney.

Thu. 3/14 – New York composer Dan Joseph presents Dulcimer Flight, for hammer dulcimer and electronics, informed by acoustic ecology, ambient music and early minimalism. Blevin Blectum (of groundbreaking digital duo Blectum From Blechdom) is a Seattle-based electronic musician and multimedia artist whose work explores “polyphasic avitronic wordless sonic worldbuilding.”

Fri. 3/15 – Seattle Improvised Music Festival presents a tribute to SIMF founder Paul Hoskin, featuring a host of veteran Seattle Improvisers (rescheduled from Feb. 9)

Sat. 3/16 – Guitar Cult performs new music for eight guitars by Ben McAllister + Bill Horist + Evan Flory-Barnes