Seattle Scene: August 16-24, 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.

Levi Gills: Viridian Dreams
Fri. Aug. 16, 8 PM; $5 – $20 donation at door

Levi Gillis and Artist Trust present the premiere of Viridian Dreams, a new work for tenor saxophone and improvising chamber ensemble. Over the last year, Gillis has worked to develop a distinctive saxophonic vocabulary for solo performance. In this most recent iteration, he performs these works with a chamber ensemble of Ray Larsen (trumpet), Ebony Miranda (cello), Alina To (violin), Wayne Horvitz (piano).

McDonas / Boshnack / Denio
Sat. Aug. 17, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Pianist Thollem McDonas returns to join forces with trumpeter Samantha Boshnack and multi-instrumentalist Amy Denio. All three are masters of their instruments, bringing an extraordinarily wide array of techniques and experiences to this concert. These musicians approach music with precision and abandon, fierceness and joy as they explore the infinite possibilities of their instruments and their relationship to each other.

Thu. 8/22 – Touring duos Marcia Bassett / Samara Lubelski (NYC) and Kaori Suzuki / John Krausbauer (Oakland) perform with Seattle’s Greg Kelley / Rob Millis

Fri. 8/23 – Aaron Michael Butler and Bonnie Whiting present a concert thought-provoking compositions and improvisations solo (and perhaps duo?) percussion

Sat. 8/24 – Post-classical composers and pianists Kyte Mika (Seattle) and Peter Colclasure (San Jose, CA via Seattle) play a set each of original work, aiming for a soothing, ambient, and beautiful sonic landscape