Seattle Scene: February 20-29, 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.

Carl Stone + Robert Millis
Thu. Feb. 20, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Famed sampling/electronic music pioneer Carl Stone makes a rare NW appearance on the heels of two recent releases from Unseen Worlds. He met Sublime Frequencies miscreant and Climax Golden Twin Robert Millis in Tokyo where Millis was researching the first recorded sounds from Asia. Stone unveils new sample-based work for computer, Millis will play prepared Victrola and guitar. They’ll play solo and as a duo.

Unit Structures + Dennis Rea
Fri. Feb. 21, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Unit Structures is an avant garde group inspired by the music of Cecil Taylor: Kenny Mandell (saxophone), Schraepfer Harvey (drums), Luther Norman (piano). Guitarist Dennis Rea (Moraine, LAND, Iron Kim Style, etc.) performs a rare solo set on acoustic and electric guitars, comprising original works, sonic exploration, and interpretations of traditional music from Central Asia.

Communion 2020
Sat. Feb. 22, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Project Metamorphosis (Daniel McManus) features meditative guitar reflections through the use of loops and structured improvisation, flowing between minimalist drone to richly layered melodies. Perhaps best known for his prepared guitar treatments, Bill Horist delivers an idiosyncratic and richly emotive take on the world’s most ubiquitous instrument. Projections by Leo Mayberry.

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.