Seattle Scene: April 11-20, 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.

The Big Band at the End of the World
Thu. Apr. 11, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Led by saxophonist Gregg Miller and featuring Stranger Genius author Stacey Levine, the 15-member Big Band at the End of the World 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. In the face of such sadness, anxiety, and anger, the collective act is one of democratic hope.

You Died, Tree Cathedral, Bit Graves
Fri. Apr. 12, 7:30 PM; $5 – 15 donation at door

Join us for the debut of the second album from experimental electronic duo YOU DIED! Josh Lim (Limanjaya) and Gabriel Wheeler blend aspects of noise and ambience to create ever-evolving and dynamic pieces of electronic music using a wide variety of modular synthesizers, electric guitars, and more. They are joined by modular synth duo Tree Cathedral and experimental electronic/noise duo Bit Graves.

Onomatopoeia
Sat. Apr. 13, 8 PM; $5 – 15 donation at the door

Faced with a menagerie of seldom-paired instruments and no repertoire whatsoever, award-winning soloists and longtime friends Cassie Lear (flutes), Soren Hamm (saxophones), & Rebecca Olason (French horn) formed Onomatopoeia to experiment with new ensemble timbres for this unusual combination. Music by by Jenni Brandon, Steven Luksan, Ben Seavello, Chris Thile, and more.

Fri. 4/19 – violinist Austin Larkin and ensemble realize a composition for vibrating strings and resonant bodies within a room

Sat. 4/20 – Nonsequitur presents pianist/composer Stephen Fandrich, playing solos for just-intoned piano + works for Gamelan Pacifica and Del Sol String Quartet