Seattle Scene: December 5-14, 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.

Lost Chocolate Lab
Thu. Dec. 5, 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Damian Kastbauer (aka Lost Chocolate Lab) returns with his ever-expanding effects pedal-board and guitar-noise-making system and a new slice of dynamic ambient guitar acrobatics in conjunction with projected visuals of exotic geological anomalies. Expect billowing delay-clouds, stuttering-drones of instrumental undulation, and a fluid-thread of guitar histrionics. Ambient Guitar for Active Minds.

Inverted Space Ensemble
Fri. Dec. 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Inverted Space welcomes Dr. Brendan Kinsella to present his groundbreaking music for piano and voice. Featured on the program is the world premier of Luke Fitzpatrick‘s Infinite, Frederic Rzewski’s De Profundis, and the Seattle premier of Kinsella’s SAD!. Charles Corey and Luke Fitzpatrick will also present the music of Harry Partch in a set of solo works for adapted guitar and adapted viola.

Rob Angus et al: Hidden Room
Sat. Dec. 7, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Known for his stunning video projections and beguiling multi-channel soundscapes, Rob Angus directs his latest full-length evening work with well-known collaborators Jeff Greinke (electronics) and Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh) with dancers Kaoru Okumura and Shoko Zama. Presented by Nonsequitur.

Wed. 12/11 – High Right Now offers hypnotic jams for the discerning listener, with the programmatic, minimalist music of composers Brian Lawlor and Benjamin Marx (tov).

Thu. 12/12 – Guitar Cult + Crystal Beth + Kathy Moore: These three multi-faceted artists draw equally on mainstream and outside, giving birth to the new.

Fri. 12/13 – Noel Kennon presents new work in just intonation for sustaining strings and percussion

Sat. 12/14 – Neal Kosaly-Meyer performs Part 1, Chapter 6 of Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, from memory, with an ear towards the work’s musical detail.