Seattle Scene: March 11-14, 2020

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

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.

March 11, 2020 | 8:00 PM |$5 – $15 donation at the door
Byron Westbrook + N Chambers
Byron Westbrook will present Surface Variants, a long-form composition exploring the idea of the “sonic afterimage.” Drawing influence from the polyptych paintings of Blinky Palermo and their cumulative effect on color perception, this work takes a similar approach with sound. It presents a series of audio “scenes,” where the imprinting of contrasting sound in each consecutive episode influences the …

March 12, 2020 | 5:30 PM |FREE!
35th Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Panel: Improvising Futures
Dana Reason leads a panel discussion on the topic of Improvising Futures: How might the practice of improvisation via a creative, sonic and technological practice, develop communities that are poised to be adaptive and collaborative? What are the possible applications of improvisation in other fields?
Other panelists include Kaley Lane Eaton, James Falzone, Sam Newsome, Alia Swersky, Tamara … Read More →

8:00 PM |$5 – $20 donation at the door
35th Seattle Improvised Music Festival #2
SIMF continues with featured artist Ben Goldberg. (NOTE: Opening night is 3/11 at Gallery 1412, closing night is 3/15 at Cafe Racer. )
• Quartet: Thomas Campbell (drums), Andrew Jones (bass), Dick Valentine (flutes, sax), Tamara Zenobia (voice)
• Quintet: Laurel Evers (clarinet), Rebekah Ko (percussion), Pete Leinonen (bass), Crow Nishimura (voice), Dana Reason (piano)
• Featured: Ben Goldberg …

March 13, 2020 | 8:00 PM |$5 – $20 dontion at the door
35th Seattle Improvised Music Festival #3
SIMF continues with featured artist Sam Newsome. (NOTE: Opening night is 3/11 at Gallery 1412, closing night is 3/15 at Cafe Racer. .)
• Trio: Rebekah Ko (percussion), Leanna Keith (flute), Dick Valentine (flutes, sax)
• Quartet: Galin Hebert (drums), Andrew Jones (bass), Jim Knodle (trumpet), Joe McPhee (sax)
• Featured: Sam Newsome (sax) – solo and/or with others …

March 14, 2020 | 12:00 PM |FREE
35th Seattle Improvised Music Festival: SAND: Sessions in Drone
Come drone with us at Seattle’s sound sanctuary, the Chapel Performance Space. SAND is a meditative, community-based drone session that brings people together through shared space and sound. Be sure to bring your voice and/or instrument that can be used for sustained tones in a group setting. Listeners are also loved and welcome! If you wish to participate, please …

3:00 PM |$5 – $20 donation at the door
35th Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Dance + Music
SIMF continues with our annual Dance + Music matinee. In the past few years, the Saturday afternoon dance/music showcase has consistently been the most popular event of the festival. This year’s curator Lorraine Lau is joined by dancers Elby Brosch, Hendri Walujo, Fox Whitney, and others TBA + musicians Marina Albero (piano/psaltery), Christopher Icasiano (drums), Leanna Keith (flutes), and …