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)
Directed and Performed by Neal Kosaly-Meyer
The premiere performance of Part I, Chapter 4 in Kosaly-Meyer’s ongoing Finnegans Wake Project. Presented with carefully considered sets, props, sound design, and with acute attention to musical detail. Chapter 1 is an overture, and follows the rules of music (more or less); Chapter 2 is fairly straightforward storytelling (mostly). Chapter 3 is a … Read More
What Happens If I Do Nothing – Field Recordings to improvise to
Sue Ann Harkey, prepared guitar & recordings, joined by Lori Goldston, cello and Greg Kelley, trumpet.
For years I have been collecting sound recordings. Sounds of wild dogs roaming the Goa night. Sounds of cicadas along the Woodstock stream. Sounds of receding waves over Brighton’s shingle beach. Sounds of … Read More
David Wills (aka The Weatherman), founding member of experimental media collective Negativland, makes his first appearance on a concert stage in seventeen years to join recent Negativinductee Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly) for an evening of fake electronics, microphone-activated iPhone apps, local baby room monitor interceptions and endlessly awkward questions for Alexa. Don’t take the risk that any of … Read More
Engaging in collective improvisation using only unprocessed field recordings, the Seattle Phonographers Union explores the ways in which we recognize, differentiate, map and navigate our sonic environment. Both novel and familiar sounds are juxtaposed in ways unique to each event. Breaking away from their usual “politburo” performance set up, group members will be spread (and in some cases moving) … Read More
Seattle pianist, Jesse Myers, presents an evening of spacious solo piano works from the masters of time and space— Arvo Pärt, Morton Feldman, and more. In a reference to the aesthetics of John Cage, this program is meant to bring mental clarity. The audience is encouraged to get comfortable, bring a mat or pillow, and forgo the chairs. So, hit reset on … Read More
Composer/percussionist Adam Briggs presents an immersive musical landscape with the premier of his first string quartet as well as a large work for split percussion and orchestra, both aimed at the exaltation of unity and the expulsion of the past and future.
His music stems from the friction between his early training as a percussionist and his more recent experiences … Read More