Ukrainian-Canadian composer/pianist Lubomyr Melnyk‘s Continuous Music is based on the principle of a continuous, unbroken line of sound from the piano, created by generating a constant flow of rapid notes, usually with the pedal sustained non-stop. Often classified as Minimalism, Melnyk refutes that term, since he has to generate so many notes to create these “Fourth Dimensions of Sound.” His earlier works devoted much attention to the overtones which the piano generates, but his more recent works are more involved with the melodic potential of this music. His classic 1978 album KMH was reissued in 2007 by Unseen Worlds.
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 (which sits on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish people): 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 bus stops: 62, 44, 26)