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.
#68: Samantha Boshnack/Chris Credit
Compositions and improvisations for trumpet/ flugelhorn and tenor/baritone saxophone by two of Seattle’s finest jazz explorers.
#70: Pink Void
Crystal Perez plumbs her own emotional depths with guitar drone and synth noise in a search for comfort in these weird times.
#69: Rob Angus
This veteran loop master creates moody electro-acoustic pieces that tread a dark and mysterious path between ambience and dance.
Brad Rouda, Nico Sophiea and friends improvise abstract soundtracks for invisible films that play in the listener’s mind.
Source: Astral Spirits Records.
The Ritual and the Dance
Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed
A Horizon Made Of Canvas
Jeremiah Cymerman / Charlie Looker
Recipe For a Boiled Egg
Macie Stewart & Lia Kohl
Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.
Because of current events, these postings may be coming more frequently than once a week for a while.
The End – Allt Är Intet (2020)
A ∩ D (Angela Frances Wilson & Devin Sarno) – Two Lives (2020)
Upward – Beams (2020)
Lauren Redhead – The Octopus (2020)
Tamman / Carlstedt / Gauci – Studio Sessions Vol. 11 (2020)
Iker Ormazabal – The Oscillation (2020)
THE FOLK ISSUE, our second issue of 2020, celebrates and explores the intersections of experimental and folk music. Guest edited by Sarah Hennies and Anna Roberts-Gevalt–two of America’s most forward-looking practitioners in experimental and folk music, respectively–this issue takes on questions of musical community and what it means to work inside and outside of its traditions.
The issue features writing by Ana Alonso-Minutti on La Llorona, Drew Daniel on Throbbing Gristle, Henry Flynt on his own violin practice, Suzanne Kite in conversation with Scott Benisiinaabandan, John McCowen interviewing Sean Meehan, Kurt Newman and Martin Arnold, Ian Nagoski on bird call impresario Charles Kellogg, and Anna Roberts-Gevalt’s moving COVID diary and conversation with Meredith Monk and Peggy Seeger. This issue’s Exquisite Corpse is by vocalist and composer Amirtha Kidambi.