Wayward in Limbo Recordings

Source: Wayward Music Series.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve been considering how we can most directly assist the artists who inhabit our particular niche of the Seattle music community.

With the Chapel closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series now moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is curating and commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of exclusive material. Many of these will be essentially “live” performances recorded at home for this occasion. Others may create a mix of pre-recorded material that has not been previously released elsewhere.

These tracks are available to stream at no charge on SoundCloud via the links below, and will be promoted like our concerts via our weekly e-newsletter, our Facebook group, and our Twitter feed. The artists retain all rights to their recordings. We strongly encourage you to visit their web sites and purchase their recordings or contribute to their personal crowdfunding campaigns.

This series will continue for as long as we are unable to use the Chapel for performances.

Wayward in Limbo 17: Haley Freedlund

Trombonist Haley Freedlund is joined by Bay Area improvisers Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Evelyn Davis (prepared piano), and Phillip Greenlief (saxophone) in this live set recorded at Tom’s Place in Berkeley on March 10.

Wayward in Limbo 18: Wally Shoup

The veteran saxophone improviser Wally Shoup explores the acoustic properties of the I-90 bike tunnel on May 15. Recorded by Dustin Williams using a three-microphone array that beautifully conveys the tunnel’s lush resonance.

Wayward in Limbo 19: Leanna Keith

Young flutist Leanna Keith turns in a remarkable solo improvisation in three sections, recorded in her living room. Using bass flute, C flute, piccolo and electronics, she conveys the emotional fluctuations of life in lockdown.

Wayward in Limbo 20: Gust Burns

Musician, composer, and theorist Gust Burns presents a subsequent iteration of deferral, like m said, for piano and silent dubplate record, recorded simultaneously through turntable with cartridge and stylus. Radical lo-fi. LISTEN

Wayward in Limbo 21: Erin Jorgensen

“Walking Down the Stairs” is an intimate meditative improvisation for five-octave marimba and spoken text by Erin Jorgensen. Headphone listening is highly encouraged.