Seattle Scene: April 4-13, 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.

Skinespheres: Somatic Ecologies in a More Than Human World
Thu. Apr. 4, 7:30; $20, $15 students/seniors

Influenced by Butoh, contact improvisation, environmental science and somatic studies, choreographer Iván Espinosa and sound artist Rocco Strain present a striking integration of Deep Ecology, electroacoustic sound art and experimental dance, inviting the audience to consider the connection between sensorium and ecosystem, and how other-than-human beings illuminate our understandings of embodiment.

Bodies.Space.Time.Sound Vol. 3: Aléa
Fri. Apr. 5, 8 PM; $15 at the door

Created and curated by Alia Swersky and Tom Baker, an evening of improvisation consisting of 4 sound + 4 movement artists meeting in sets of chance occurrences. Groupings will be determined by aléa (French for indeterminacy), picking out groups of players and durations of time as they are to begin. Tom Baker, Greg Campbell, Jesse Canterbury, Brian Cobb; Tamin Totzke, Matt Drews, Fox Whitney & dancer TBD.

James Falzone: The Already & the Not Yet
Sat Apr. 6, 8 PM; $15 at the door

Reflecting on 3 years living in Seattle, clarinetist and composer James Falzone presents his meditative solo work, Sighs Too Deep For Words, plus new compositions for his Tao Trio, featuring James alongside pianist Wayne Horvitz and bassist Abbey Blackwell.

Thu. 4/11 – The Big Band at the End of the World (15 musicians + words + images) takes on the issues of our times: the returning vogue of fascism and border walls, global warming and the death of species, the creep of ubiquitous surveillance, the mood of futility against same.

Fri. 4/12 – Experimental electronic group, YOU DIED! celebrates their new release I WENT THROUGH THE WILDERNESS. + Tree Cathedral, & Bit Graves

Sat. 4/13 – new contemporary classical trio Onomatopoeia, with Rebecca Olason on horn, Cassie Lear on flute, and Soren Hamm on saxophone