Seattle Scene: July 17-26, 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.

Rich Pellegrin & Neil Welch
Wed. July 17, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Having played together for a decade in a quartet, saxophonist Neil Welch and pianist Rich Pellegrin perform for the first time as a duo. Pellegrin’s playing is noted for its intensity, conviction, directness of expression, and percussive yet sonorous tone quality. Welch is dedicated to expanding the saxophone’s role in modern improvisation. Each will play a solo set before joining forces for a duo set.

Holland Andrews + Bardos/Miranda
Fri. July 19, 8 PM; $5 – $20 donation at door

Seattle Improvised Music Festival event that was snowed out in February. Holland Andrews (PDX) is an extended-technique vocalist and clarinetist combining complex vocal layerings to create all-encompassing cathartic soundscapes traversing a vast terrain ranging from opera and throat singing to noise and ambient. Cellist Ebony Miranda duets with (in absentia) Ambrosia Bardos.

Earshot: FrancescoJazz + Kissyface
Thu. July 18, 7 PM; $5 – $15 online or at door

Earshot’s Jazz: The Second Century series continues. Pianist Francesco Crosara’s eclectic brand of jazz is steeped in the tradition of Italian and European romantic musical heritage and is heavily influenced by improvisation and lyrical expressions drawn from jazz and Latin vocabularies. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Kevin Nortness’ trio Kissyface draws on the talents of Troy Schiefelbein and Mike Gebhart.

Symbion Project + Dahliia
Sat. July 20, 8 PM; $10 – $15 donation at door

Symbion Project (Kasson Crooker) performs work from the ambient album Gishiki and the new dark electronic album Backscatter w/ koto, modular synthesis, field recordings, ultrasonic audio and projections. DAHLIIA (Cindy Reichel & Tom Butcher) convenes several eras of recorded sound, from musique concrète and drone tones to current fusion of modular synthesizer with spatialized sound processing.

Thu. 7/25 – Earshot Jazz presents Jazz: The 2nd Century, a juried series featuring local artists redefining jazz; Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme + Xavier Lecouturier Quartet

Fri. 7/26 – Yesod is a meeting of Middle Eastern and Middle Western musical influences where pure musical impulses flux between sound explorations and accessible improvisational hooks