Seattle Scene: November 7-16, 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.

Thu. Nov. 7, 8 PM; $10 – $20 at the door

Pneuma’s sound is kaleidoscopic – many worlds entangled – with extended techniques and layered effects blending with soulfulness and an exposed vulnerability. The instrumentation (3 clarinets + voice) is unusual and full of breath, allowing every band member to reimagine their role and find their ground in new and innovative ways. Rose G., James Falzone, Frankie Howe, Michael Winograd.

Satchel Henneman, guitar
Fri. Nov. 8, 8:00 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Satchel Henneman is a classical and improvising guitarist, performance artist and composer, and a recent graduate of Cornish, where he cultivated a strong relationship and foundation with the world of choreography and movement. Life is No Way to Treat an Animal, Part 3 is the third installment of his commission concerts, featuring new works by Tom Baker, Dayna Hanson, and Gregg Belisle-Chi.

Seattle Composers’ Salon
Sat. Nov. 9, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

The Seattle Composers’ Salon fosters the development, performance and appreciation of new music by regional composers and performers, featuring finished works, previews, and works in progress. Composers, performers, and audience members gather in a casual setting that allows for experimentation and discussion. Tonight: Carson Farley, Garrett Fisher, Satchel Henneman, Clement Reid.

Thu. 11/14 – new electronic pieces by Los Angeles artists Yann Novak, Robert Crouch, and Ian Wellman

Fri. 11/15 – Seattle Improvised Music Festival presents Los Angeles vocalist Odeya Nini + bass duo of Abbey Blackwell & Kelsey Mines (rescheduled from last February’s Snowpocalypse)

Sat. 11/16 – Mosaic Art Ensemble presents a multidisciplinary collaborative performance with musicians, actors and dancers Liam Hardison, Madilyn Cooper, Payten Redwood, Elijah Luce Baraceros, Karyn Tobin, Brooke Morrison, and Maeve Haselton, with cosyumes by Taya Pine and lighting by Kate O’day

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Tomeka Reid Quartet – Old New (Cuneiform, 2019) ****

Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp – Efflorescence Volume 1 (Leo Records, 2019) ****½

Interview with Barry Guy and Maya Homburger

Jaimie Branch – Fly Or Die II: Bird Dogs Of Paradise (International Anthem, 2019) *****

Anthony Braxton’s Sonic Genome LIVESTREAM

theBABAorchestra – Marigold (Thirsty Owl / Slow and Steady Records, 2019) ****½

ON 音 Duet Nikolas Skordas & Alexandros Aivaliotis – Facing Infinity (SLAM, 2019) ****

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

Sat 09 Nov, 2019, 6pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE is thrilled to present an epic, career-spanning durational performance by longtime friend William Basinski. Taking place at ISSUE’s 22 Boerum Theater from 6pm until 2am, Basinski takes listeners through a marathon sequence of past, recent, and new work featuring light artists Seth Kirby & Brock Monroe.

Fri 15 Nov, 2019, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
The first evening of FOR/WITH, a mini-festival featuring commissions and works by iconoclast composers Eva-Maria Houben, Katherine Young, and Ryoko Akama. Now in its third year, the series celebrates the collaborative process between performer and composer.

Sat 16 Nov, 2019, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
FOR/WITH concludes with a solo trumpet premiere composed for Nate Wooley by Sarah Hennies, followed by von da nach da by Eva-Maria Houben performed by Sara Schoenbeck, Mariel Roberts, and Russell Greenberg. The festival concludes with an ensemble performance of Sarah Hennies’ Fleas

Sat 23 Nov, 2019, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE welcomes pioneering French composers Beatriz Ferreyra & Christine Groult, presenting new solo and collaborative work. The evening marks an exceptionally rare opportunity to hear the work of two major figures in the development of musique concrète, electroacoustic, and acousmatic music.

Chimiak and Zook Duo in Arlington, VA on November 13

On November 13, the Chimiak and Zook duo will appear as featured artists at Arlington’s Rhodeside Grill; their set starts at approximately 10pm, following a series of informal open mic performers beginning at 7pm.  The Rhodeside Grill is located at 1836 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201.  The Chimiak and Zook duo is comprised of Emily Chimiak on vocals and violin, accompanied by Ted Zook on nylon-string guitar.  The duo performs some of Emily Chimiak’s French great-grandmother’s poetic musings set to song, in French, as well as other, more contemporaneous original works.  Examples of the duo’s music:  “La Cendre” was nominated for “Best Music Video” in the 2015 NOVA International Film Festival; the duo’s audio recording of this tune was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Songwriters’ Association of Washington’s 32nd Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.  “Giboulée” was an Official Selection for the 2016 NOVA International Film & Music Festival.

Open mic night is free! All ages til 10:00pm then 21+ after 10:00pm.  For more information please visit and

Other Minds Festival 25 Lineup Announced

Source: Other Minds. Takes place April 2-5 in San Francisco.

Opening Gala: April 2, 2020 @ 8pm

Myra Melford, piano
Mark Dresser, bass
Oguri, dance
Improv Set

William Winant, percussion
Zeena Parkins, harp
Ikue Mori, vocals and electronics
Improv Set

William Parker, bass flutes and brass;
Hamid Drake, percussion and voice;
Patricia Nicholson, dance and voice
The Sky is Trembling

Concert 2: April 3, 2020 @ 8pm

Roscoe Mitchell, woodwinds, percussion
Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet
Junius Paul, bass
Vincent Davis, drums
Improv Set

Mats Gustafsson, sax
Joe McPhee, sax
Improv Set

Jen Shyu, piano, Korean gayageum, visuals
9 Doors

Concert 3: April 4, 2020 @ 8pm

Joëlle Léandre, bass
Lauren Newton, voice
Improv Set

Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet
Jesse Gilbert, video
Reflections and Meditations on Monk

Darius Jones, alto sax
Amirtha Kidambi, voice
Angels and Demons (based off the poetry of Sun Ra)

Concert 4: April 5, 2020 @ 4pm

Mary Halvorson, guitar
Sylvie Courvoisier, piano
Improv Set

Elliot Sharp, 8-string guitar
Improv Set

Anthony Braxton, sax
Jacqueline Kerrod, harp
Improv Set