Seattle Scene: February 13-29, 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.

Thu. Feb. 13, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Jim Knapp’s unique large ensemble of chamber-strings, symphonic harp + jazz-inflected guitar & bass in its 10th year — old favorites plus new versions of Moonlight, Seven Up-Then Down, and a precocious March Waltz.

Seattle Modern Orchestra
Sat. Feb. 15, 8 PM; $25, $15, $10 online

Luciano Berio’s fourteen Sequenzas span more than forty years. Each work is an astonishing exploration of the experimental potential of modern instruments. SMO players and guests perform a concert of seven Sequenzas, featuring flutist Sarah Pyle, harpist Sophie Baird-Daniel, soprano Maria Mannisto, pianist Cristina Valdes, oboist Bhavani Kotha, violinist Micheal Lim, and clarinetist Angelique Poteat.

Thu. 2/20 – Famed sampling/electronic music pioneer Carl Stone makes a rare appearance in the NW with a new sample-based work. Sublime Frequencies miscreant/Climax Golden Twin Robert Millis plays prepared Victrola and guitar. They will play solo and as a duo.

Fri. 2/21 – Unit Structures is an avant garde group inspired by the music of Cecil Taylor. Kenny Mandell, saxophone; Schraepfer Harvey, drums; Luther Norman, piano.

Sat. 2/22 – A night of solo and collaborative guitar performance featuring guitarists Alex A. Faide (Buenos Aires) and Daniel McManus (Seattle). Both guitarists will be performing on solo guitar in alternating, interweaving sets.

Fri. 2/28 – Seattle Composers’ Salon, with music by Sheila Bristow, Mariza Costa-Cabral, Keith Eisenbrey, Jeremiah Lawson, Doug Palmer.

Sat. 2/29 – Snapping the line against a wayward plot is a collection of chamber works centering on Michaud Savage’s experience as a fourth generation Seattle-ite and his unique relationship to the Good Shepherd Center. Presented by Nonsequitur.