Seattle Scene: October 10-26, 2019

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

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.

Don’t Move
Thu. Oct. 10, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Seattle-based piano trio Don’t Move splatters sonic colors against rippling rhythmic canvases; they overlay uniquely shaped melodies and flashes of bursting energy to form a one-of-a-kind puzzle of song that hangs framed in your mind above the mantle. Pianist Eric Bob Warren Ainley, bassist Ray Clemens, and drummer Jeff DeRoshia showcase their love for thoughtful, angular compositions.

Amy Denio: Truth Is Up For Grabs
Fri. Oct. 11, 8 PM; $5 – $25 online/at door

Composer Amy Denio presents her newly expanded chamber suite for 21 instruments (strings, brass, woodwinds, and two percussionists – from Kurdistan and Mexico), conducted by Mike Jauregui, with projected video by James Drage. This rich and lively musical suite is inspired by current events, the political economy of war, and poems by Pablo Neruda. Presented by Seattle Composers Alliance.

Amy Denio: Truth Is Up For Grabs
Sat. Oct. 12, 8 PM; $5 – $25 online at door

Composer Amy Denio presents her newly expanded chamber suite for 21 instruments (strings, brass, woodwinds, and two percussionists – from Kurdistan and Mexico), conducted by Mike Jauregui, with projected video by James Drage. This rich and lively musical suite is inspired by current events, the political economy of war, and poems by Pablo Neruda. Presented by Seattle Composers Alliance.

Earshot: Darius Jones
Mon. Oct. 14, 7:30 PM; $10 – $18 advance

Alto saxophonist Darius Jones pulls uncompromisingly from every corner of his self in search of more pure and absolute ways to communicate and be understood. He is able to call on the rich melodic histories of soulful blues and church traditions and then seamlessly transition to powerful split-tones reminiscent of Pharoah Sanders or Roscoe Mitchell. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Fri. 10/18 – Nonsequitur & Earshot Jazz Festival present Brazilian composer/pianist/vocalist Clarice Assad, playing solo and ensemble works with locals Heather Bentley (viola), Taina Karr (oboe), Michael Jinsoo Lim (violin), Alina To (violin), Brandon Vance (violin), and Gretchen Yanover (cello)

Mon. 10/21 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents saxophonist Briggan Krauss

Tue. 10/22 – East German piano/cello duo CEEYS + California composer Christopher Sky + Portland composer/pianist Goldmund present an evening of beautiful, abstract post-classical compositions

Wed. 10/23 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents solo bassist Larry Grenadier + EarthToneSkyTone (Kelsey Mines, bass + Carlos Snaider, guita & udu)

Thu. 10/24 – Argentinian composer/guitar virtuoso Hernán Reinaudo performs original compositions – a personal journey from contemporary tango to folk fusion and Afro-Latin influence, with local musician Mirta Wymerszberg on flute, bandoneon and vocals, plus special guests.

Fri. 10/25 – pianist Jesse Myers performs Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories

Sat. 10/26 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents Dreamstruck, with Marilyn Crispell (piano), Joe Fonda (bass), and Harvey Sorgen (drums)