Seattle Scene: July 10-20, 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.

26 Minutes = 1 Day + Blake DeGraw
Wed. July 10, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Filmmaker Nadya Kadrevis, pianist/composer David Haney, and trumpeter Nathan Breedlove present a multimedia interactive performance in eight movements using short field recordings made at specific times by participants around the world, with recorded drum tracks by Bernard Purdie and Dave Storrs. Blake DeGraw also guests and opens with The Ersatz, a 20-minute work for guitar ensemble.

Earshot: Friends & Heroes + DX-tet
Thu. July 11, 7 PM; $5 – $15 online or at door

Earshot’s Jazz: The Second Century series returns with innovative music by local artists performing original work that questions and expands the conventions of the jazz form. Tonight: trombonist Haley Freedlund’s group Friends & Heroes with James Falzone, Tom Varner, Abbey Blackwell, Evan Woodle, drums + DX-Tet, an octet co-led by pianist Dylan Hayes and drummer Xavier Lecouturier.

Neal Kosaly-Meyer: Gradus…
Sat. July 13, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Gradus for Fux, Tesla, and Milo the Wrestler (Three Rungs) is a piano composition in perpetual progress. The score, in a nutshell is: “learn to play the piano one note at a time.” Since 2002, that is more or less what Neal Kosaly-Meyer has been doing, gradually adding notes with each iteration. Silence is an important element and embraces all unintended sounds which occur during the performance.

Wed. 7/17 – pianist Rich Pellegrin and saxophonist Neil Welch perform solo and duo improvisations

Thu. 7/18 – Earshot Jazz presents Jazz: The 2nd Century,, a juried series featuring local artists redefining jazz; FrancescoJazz + Kissyface

Fri. 7/19 – Seattle Improvised Music Festival presents extraordinary Portland vocalist/clarinetist Holland Andrews + Ambrosia Bardos (voice, electronics) / Ebony Miranda (cello) duo (rescheduled from Feb. SIMF show cancelled due to snow)

Sat. 7/20 – Symbion Project (Kasson Crooker) & Dahliia (Tom Butcher & Cindy Reichel of Patchwerks) return for an evening of electronics, modular synths, and Japanese koto in 4-channel quadraphonic sound