Seattle Scene: September 19-28, 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.

Alforjs + Bad Luck
Thu. Sep. 19, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Alforjs makes idiosyncratic music reflecting the cauldron of disparate influences that is Lisbon in the 21st century, from the most avant-garde jazz, to the darkest and most peripheral dance music, to noise, electronics and electroacoustics. Local duo Bad Luck (Neil Welch, saxophone + elec- tronics and Christopher Icasiano, drums) is a genre-defying supernova of electronics, metal, folk and jazz.

Cellista + Zero Collective + noisepoetnobody
Fri. Sep. 20, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Bay Area post-classical artist Cellista performs excerpts from Transfigurations, a multimedia work steeped in genres, social commentary and fueled by the conscious imagery that surrounds us all. Zero Collective (LA) specializes in improvisation, noise and audio surrealism. Sonic improviser, instrument builder/destroyer, and analog synthesist noisepoetnobody also joins along with collaborator Cailleach.

John Teske: vectorscores
Sat. Sep. 21, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Seattle composer John Teske presents a new suite of graphic and generated works for any ensemble. vectorscores uses web technologies to generate and render scores. The shape of each piece is composed, with some flexibility in the details, so the works as a whole are crafted but each performance is unique. The new suite explores some recurring thoughts, visions, and dreams from a dark and surreal time, expanding on the potential of the vectorscores project.

Wed. 9/25 – Bryan Eubanks/Greg Kelley duo + Catherine Lamb’s Prisma Interius IV (2017)

Thu. 9/26 – Nonsequitur presents Canções Profundas, a work by Steve Peters about family history in the Azores Islands with Greg Campbell, Jesse Canterbury, Lesli Dalaba, Amy Denio, and Christian Pincock

Fri. 9/27 – Different Drummer, with Don Dieterich (percussion), Anna Doak (bass), Brandon Vance (violin) and Gretchen Yanover (cello)

Sat. 9/28 – The Sound Ensemble performs works by Christopher Dietz, Jerry Mader, Jennifer Butler, Sang Mi Ahn, Bohuslav Martinu