Seattle Scene: January 16-30, 2020

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.

The Morsel Trio
Thu. Jan. 16, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

The Morsel Trio, joined by guest flutist Natalie Ham, will perform two classic 20th-century pieces for trio, a world premiere, and a new arrangement of a Baroque opera aria. The program includes Charles Ives’ Piano Trio, an innovative arrangement for violin and piano by Luke Fitzpatrick of the aria Sposa son disprezzata, a new piece by Yiğit Kolat, and George Crumb’s Vox Balaenae (“Voice of the Whale”).

Joey Largent
Fri. Jan. 17, 8 PM; $17 advance, $20 at door

Selected Drift in Dream Stasis is a long-form work exploring the elimination of time and thought. Through slow, delicate movement of an unfixed duration, the piece shapes an environment that invites both performers and listeners to dissolve into a state of spiritual unity, or, deep stasis. Rugs and floor pillows are provided. Listeners are encouraged to bring blankets and items comfortable to them.

Thu. 1/23 – Guitarist-composer Lucas Winter leads a quintet of the city’s top jazz improvisors, in a setting ripe with rhythmic exploration and a collective desire to communicate freely through new musical space.

Fri. 1/24 – Cellist Lori Goldston improvises and performs compositions from her new LP, Things Opening, by Jessika Kenney, Satchel Henneman, Julio Lopezhiler and herself.

Thu. 1/30 – Mark Hilliard-Wilson plays music for guitar from the Wandelweiser Collective: Guitarist Alone by Jürg Frey + Aeolian island by Eva Maria Houben.