Wayward in Limbo Podcasts

Source: Seattle’s Wayward Music Series.

With the Chapel closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of previously unreleased material. To listen for free, click on the links below. Today we release the first three installments of Wayward in Limbo, featuring solo music by cellist Gretchen Yanover, saxophonist Neil Welch, and phonographer Dale Lloyd. We suggest you also visit the artists’ web sites and offer further support by purchasing their other works.

Wayward in Limbo 1: Gretchen Yanover

Gretchen Yanover presents a collection of pieces for electric cello and looping pedal that she has not previously recorded, which will go on a future album. The inspiration for the music stems from a variety of sources – from the sweetness of a person driving a beeping vehicle, to the brutality depicted in a short story, to the joyful feelings of a sunny day. LISTEN

Wayward in Limbo 2: Neil Welch

Neil Welch (Bad Luck) presents a series of improvisations on various saxophones, at times modified with scrap metal, bells, a beer can, harmon mute, and tin foil. Each piece navigates a varied sonic landscape, using mouthpiece only, singing into the instrument, conical air flow migrations without the mouthpiece, saxophone necks, melody, and multiphonics. LISTEN

Wayward in Limbo 3: Dale Lloyd

Sound artist, field recordist, and publisher Dale Lloyd presents a new work stemming from his long, ongoing fascination and appreciation of “low fidelity sound” as has been demonstrated with his recording group projects Lucid (founded in 1993) and Search Ensembles (founded in 2010), as well as a series of various artist compilations he launched in 2018 called “Muted Stories”. LISTEN