Each month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded organizations and artists present ten concerts of adventurous and experimental music in the gorgeous Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center: contemporary/post-classical composition, free improvisation and the outer limits of jazz, electronic/electroacoustic music, new instruments, phonography, sound art, and other innovative musics. Watch a video clip about us on the Seattle Channel.
Location & Contact
In the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center.
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle WA, 98103
(SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford, Nearest Metro stops: 16, 44, 26)
Seattle and Victoria, BC improvisers and composers collaborate on a program of new music and improvisations. Centered around questions of identity, agency, and cohabitation, the music makes its home in the liminal spaces between sound, noise, and silence, extending the voices of individual players and instruments as well as the sonic ecologies within which they exist.
Lori Goldston, … Read More
The SF Bay Area’s Tender Buttons (Tania Chen, piano/electronics/toys; Gino Robair, modular electronics; Tom Djll, modular/circuit-bent electronics) rewinds classic electronic musics in a swarm of devices and languages, composed in the moment via a shared esthetic of severe improvisational methods. Friendly spirits Fluxus, WDR, Cage, On-U and Kling Klang are never far away.
“Hope in gates, hope in spoons, … Read More
Black Anemones is a unique chamber recital featuring individualist masterworks by Schwantner, Fine, Schulhoff and others performed by the new ensemble Cursive (Samantha Bosch, flute and Peter Nelson-King, multi-instrumentalist/founder). Cursive focuses on performing an eclectic mix of great, unknown modern works performed with a modular ensemble.
Violinist Luke Fitzpatrick presents a solo violin and electronics concert. Works include Anthèmes 2 by Pierre Boulez and Frises by Kaija Saariaho. The concert will also feature newly commissioned works by Doug Niemela, Jacob Sundstrom, Ania Stachurska and Jeff Bowen.
CONCERT III – DISCRETE INFINITY
Concert at 8 PM
PRE-CONCERT TALK AT 7:30 PM
with guest composer Anthony Cheung & SMO co-Artistic Director Jérémy Jolley
For its season finale, Seattle Modern Orchestra will host composer and Rome Prize winner Anthony Cheung in residency for the US Premiere of his 2011 piece, Discrete Infinity. The piece, borrowing its title from Noam Chomsky’s The … Read More
Bay Area band Grex visits Seattle for a special evening of sounds both familiar and strange, joined by local free jazz trio Citizens Band. Grex has been called “essential current-and-future listening,” offering a unique blend of popular song, free improvisation, and experimental jazz. The group’s sensitive but deeply dynamic music has drawn comparisons to Jimi Hendrix, Sonny Sharrrock, and … Read More