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)
Bay Area improvised music stalwarts Phillip Greenlief (saxophone) and Scott Amendola (drums) bring their long running duo to town. Local clarinetist James Falzone offers a short opening set.
Scott Amendola and Phillip Greenlief celebrate 30 years of collaboration with the release of STAY WITH IT on clean feed records. They began playing together when Greenlief moved back to the SF … Read More
A meditation on the frailty and resilience of the human spirit. Directed by Joan Laage/Kogut Butoh in collaboration with Kaoru Okumura & Helen Thorsen (butoh), Randy Shay (piano) & Aaron Harmonson (bass).
A world in chaos, multitudes of people displaced, frozen in place or constantly moving. Refugee is the latest in Joan’s body of work inspired by the aftermath of war … Read More
Nonsequitur kicks off the 2024 NonSeq concert series with a special performance introducing this year’s curatorial team:
Beth Fleenor is an electric, adrenaline inducing performer crafting moments that ricochet between meditation and a full body purge. Whether performing solo with amplified clarinet, voice & electronics, leading blindfolded chamber ensembles, conducting a full theater house as a beat-boxing choir, or singing … Read More
(Note: This concert was rescheduled from the original date of Jan. 12.)
Sid Samberg, a composer-pianist from Chicago, is honored to participate in the Wayward Music Series a second time, exactly one year after the last, which was his Seattle debut. He will perform more original works for piano solo, which explore concepts ranging from the personal (meditations on dreams … Read More
Uncharted Duo is a percussion and trumpet collaboration pushing the limits of contemporary music through a synergy of avant-garde, jazz, electroacoustic, and new music styling. Percussionist and composer Mitchell Beck employs the full range of percussion instruments spanning styles from old to undiscovered, while trumpeter Derek Ganong utilizes a dazzling array of classical and jazz virtuoso techniques to create … Read More
The Xyloboyz (Aaron Michael Butler and Jonathan Rodriguez) present: MUSIC FOR BASS DRUMS
This program will include classic works like John Zorn’s Dark River and Gerard Grisey’s Stèle for bass drum duo, as well as newly composed works featuring guest musicians by the duo.
Of Pillars (featuring Casey Adams), Jonathan Rodriguez writes:
“In the intricate dance of familial symbolism, este enigmático cornerstone of lineage stands veiled, su esencia … Read More
Victoria Shen (aka Evicshen) is a sound artist, experimental music performer, and instrument-maker based in San Francisco. Shen’s sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Her music features analog modular synthesizers, vinyl/resin records, and self-built electronics. Her multimedia practice extends beyond musical composition and performance to include installation and non-traditional methods … Read More
Jonah Parzen-Johnson makes music for baritone saxophone & flute that challenges listeners with experimental textures & forms while embracing them with warm approachable melodies. A Chicago native and longtime Brooklyn resident, Jonah has performed solo in more than a dozen countries across four continents. You might find him at jazz festivals in Berlin, Helsinki and Seattle, concert halls in … Read More
Avante-garde classical composer, freak-folk singer-songwriter and postmodern jazz interloper Kaley Lane Eaton performs her sophomore album, Lookout, live with an all-star orchestra of Seattle’s most beloved genre-bending musicians.
For artists like Kaley Lane Eaton who paint outside the lines, there are seemingly endless boxes to check, but few name-brand comparisons. Joni Mitchell, Björk, Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson.
On her latest album … Read More
This March our community celebrates the centenary of the legendary Seattle-based composer, pianist,teacher, publisher, Guggenheim Fellow, and sometime steam calliopist, Lockrem Johnson (1924-1977)with a recital featuring Keith Eisenbrey, piano, Susan Payne O’Brien, soprano, and Peter Nelson-King,trumpet.
For those too young to remember, Lockrem’s presence in the local scene from the 1940s to the 70s cannot be overstated. He taught at … Read More
Julie Slick is a virtuoso bassist and composer known for her wide array of unique tones and substantial melodic invention. Throughout her career, she has developed a distinctive voice through international performances and recordings with acclaimed first class musicians in both the progressive rock and jazz communities. She currently tours and makes albums with the Adrian Belew Power Trio and her own bass duo-fronted band, EchoTest.
For … Read More
The Willamette University Chamber Choir from Salem, OR, performs an eclectic program of choral music that explores the full range of human emotion. Selections include ancient songs as well as contemporary works featuring body percussion, microtones, and aleatoric elements.
The Willamette Chamber Choir, led by Dr. Anna Song, is a highly select mixed vocal ensemble that performs a wide range of choral literature … Read More
Gregory Allison creates with a single violin a sound that travels across great landscapes. He has toured the world with violin in hand and is endlessly inspired by the instrument’s journey around the globe, especially it’s use in South Indian Classical music. His live performance blends the Indian Classical melodic improvisation with his classical sensibility as a film composer, … Read More