Seattle Scene: May 16-31, 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.

Janna Webbon et al: Compassion
Thu. May 16, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Women are central to mythic stories of death and rebirth, but they are often pushed to the side in patriarchal institutions. Our goal is to reclaim this space and fill it with dynamic expressions of femininity. Janna Webbon and Sarah Pyle perform free musical improvisations and performance art with costumes and make-up while Danielle Sampson and Beth Ann Bonnecroy sing chants by Hildegard von Bingen.

Beth Fleenor: Straight to the Heart
Sat. May 18, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Tiny pies & delectable treats, meditation, and catharsis combine with live music, video, and light in a two-hour ritual experience. Created by Beth Fleenor (voice / amplified clarinet / sound & food) with Scott Keva James (video art), David Verkade (lighting), this will be an evening of taste, breath, listening, motion, and being. The Chapel will be divided into four connected spaces, filled with sound, light, video, and food.

Thu. 5/30 – electronic music by Karl Fousek + Norm Chambers + RM Francis

Fri. 5/31 – Inverted Space Ensemble performs music by Michael Finnesey, Ben Johnston, Dan Joseph, and James Tenney