Seattle Scene: June 13-22, 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.

Feder + Gilleran + Han = Recess
Thu. June 13, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Years of geographical dislocation finally find Denver-based guitarist Janet Feder and Seattle-based drummer Jen Gilleran, and pianist James Han reuniting as Recess at The Chapel for an evening of compositions and improvisations based on structure, film, weather patterns, and politics. Maybe. We’re sure about the first two at least. We welcome your company for this rare convergence.

SMO + Erin Gee: Mouthpieces
Sat. June 15, 8 PM; $25, $15, $10 advance

Seattle Modern Orchestra is joined by composer and vocalist Erin Gee for five of her on-going Mouthpieces series. Merging the voice with both the instruments and with breath, and repeatedly returning to formlessness through “a more (or less) pronounced utterance of the mouth.” Gee’s sound world is paired with Kaija Saariaho’s Aer, the last movement titled Phoenix from her 1991 ballet Maa.

Thu. 6/20 – Improvised music & dance curated by Stephanie Skura (originally part of Seattle Improvised Music Festival in February, rescheduled due to Snowpocalypse)

Sat. 6/22 – guitarist Bill Horist and others, details TBA