Seattle Scene: May 10-18, 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.

A Sea of Tonality
Fri. May 10, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Leanna Keith (flute), Ha-Yang Kim (cello), Rebekah Ko (percussion), Cassie Lear (flute), and Paulina Michaels perform works by Toru Takemitsu, interspersed with other works chosen by local musicians. The concert program centers around pieces that explore timbre and space in both written works and structured improvisation.

The Quartets Project
Sat. May 11, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Free improvisations by Aaron Keyt, misc. instruments; Bruce Greeley, bass clarinet/electronics; Carol Levin, harp; Jim Knodle, trumpet; Neal Kosaly-Meyer, guitar/piano/voice; S. Eric Scribner, piano/percussion/field recordings; and guests: Ryan Burt, drums/percussion; Mark Filler, percussion/mountain dulcimer.

Tue. 5/14 – percussionists Allen Otte & John Lane present The Innocents, based on the Innocence Project + Bonnie Whiting & UW Percussion Ensemble perform music by George Lewis and new works inspired by Otte & Lane’s work

Thu. 5/16 – Compassion – violinist Janna Webbon & flutist Sarah Pyle perform free musical improvisations and performance art with costumes and make-up, Danielle Sampson and Beth Ann Bonnecroy sing chants by Hildegard von Bingen, filling the Chapel with dynamic expressions of femininity

Sat. 5/18 – Nonsequitur presents Straight to the Heart, a two hour ritual experience created by Beth Fleenor (voice/clarinet/sound & food composition) with Scott Keva James (video art), David Verkade (lighting), and special surprise guests