Coming to Seattle

Source: Wayward Music Series.

NonSeq: Elisa Thorn + Guest TBA
Fri. March 18, 8 PM; $5 – $20 at door

Elisa Thorn is a harpist/composer living in Vancouver, BC. Combining her technical classical background, exploration of electronic processing and experience in a variety of music worlds, she’ll be joined by a special guest to create a com-pelling electroacoustic sound world that will leave you wondering where the sounds came from.

Lotus Lungs + Bentley/Campbell/Levin
Sat. March 19, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Experimental guitar trio Lotus Lungs (Bill Horist, Matt Benham, Tom Scully) use special effects and prepared guitars to create unimagin-able sounds. The trio of electric violist Heather Bentley, percussionist Greg Campbell, and harpist Carol Levin draws from deep experience spanning jazz, classical, world music and improv.

NonSeq: The Force of Listening #3 – Spätzer + wiley soule
Thu. March 24, 8 PM; $5 – $20 at door
The Force of Listening shifts the focus from music as an end-point, to music as a dialogue for practicing the future. This begins with the artists’ investigation of a communal topic and continues as they “report” their findings through sound. In this performance, electronic musicians Spätzer and wiley soule explore the homeless epidemic in our nation, and Seattle specifically.

Luke Fitzpatrick:
The Dreamer
Fri. March 25, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Violinist and composer Luke Fitzpatrick presents an hour-long solo work entitled The Dreamer. Stemming from the anxiety of our current time, The Dreamer is an experiential piece that explores the themes of isolation, longing and duality. Audience members are encouraged to move around the space during the performance.

Joan Laage and Musicians
Sat. March 26, 8 PM; $10 – $15 at door
Butoh dancer Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh) is joined by Randy Shay on piano in a homage to her teacher, butoh master Kazuo Ohno. Then, guitarists Michael Shannon and David Stanford lay down tracks of ambient sounds for a reprise of the second butoh piece she created and performed in Tokyo in the late 1980s.

Forest Fest
Th. March 31 & Fri. April 1, 8 PM; $15 advance
Forest Fest brings the NYC/San Diego-based collective percussion quintet The Forest (Gustavo Aguilar, Leah Bowden, Andrew Drury, Lesley Mok, Michael Wimberly) to Seattle for two nights of sonic exploration with percussionist Bonnie Whiting, clarinetist James Falzone, and the UW Percussion Ensemble.