Wayward in Limbo

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 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.

Session 41 – MANtrio (terrific improvising women from Bellingham)

Session 40 – Jason E Anderson (electronic music from the wheat fields of eastern WA)

Session 39 – Marguerite Brown (subtle microtonal chamber works)

Session 38 – Mother Tongue Radio Show (beats + punque rawk + cat jokes)

Session 37 – Housekeys (emotive ambient dreamscapes)

Session 36 – Ahmad Yousefbeigi (deeply soulful Kurdish drumming + voice)

Session 35 – Evan Flory-Barnes (deconstructed avant-soul pop)

Session 34 – Michaud Savage (visceral reports from the front lines)

Session 33 – Nordra (militant ambient industrial drone)

Session 32 – Carlos Snaider (creative music for guitar, percussion, voice)

Session 31 – Norm Chambers (modular synth Music for Neuropathy)

Session 30 – Yann Novak (ambient drone for durational dance performance)

Session 29 – Christian Pincock & John O’Brien (valve trombone/electronics + drums)

Session 28 – Bryan Lineberry & Gregg Miller (outdoor saxophone duo)

Session 27 – Haruko Crow Nishimura (dreamy multi-layered voice improvisation)

Session 26 – Kelsey Mines (solo bass improvisations and compositions)

Session 25 – Eric Lanzillotta (low end synth drone)

Session 24 – Robb Kunz (sound installation at Seattle Center)

Session 23 – Jen Gilleran (cinematic soundscape + percussion + sax)

Session 22 – Tamara Zenobia (vocal alchemy)

Session 21 – Erin Jorgensen (meditative marimba + spoken word)

Session 20 – Gust Burns (silent dubplate + turntable + piano)

Session 19 – Leanna Keith (solo flute array + electronics)

Session 18 – Wally Shoup (alto sax + I-90 bike tunnel resonance)

Session 17 – Haley Freedlund (w/ Kyle Bruckmann, Evelyn Davis, Phillip Greenlief)

Session 16 – Rae (new jazz from Abbey Blackwell, Ronan Delisle, Evan Woodle)

Session 15 – Young Scientist (electronic music veterans reunite)

Session 14 – Lori Goldston (amplified cello film soundtrack)

Session 13 – Beth Fleenor (improvisations for clarinet + vox + electronics)

Session 12 – Marina Albero (improvisations for piano + hammer dulcimer)

Session 11 – Paul Kikuchi (field recordings from Japan + instrumental compositions)

Session 10 – Kole Galbraith (field recordings + epic drone)

Session 9 – Cruel Diagonals (ethereal vocals + electronics + field recordings)

Session 8 – Bill Horist (prepared electric guitar improvisations)

Session 7 – Amy Denio (vocal improvisations + sax + accordion)

Session 6 – Noel Brass Jr. (soulful electronic keyboard improvisation)

Session 5 – noisepoetnobody (homemades + modular synth + field recordings)

Session 4 – Kate Olson (woodwinds + electronics + Oblique Strategies)

Session 3 – Dale Lloyd (field recordings + ambient electronics)

Session 2 – Neil Welch (various saxophones + sound modifiers)

Session 1 – Gretchen Yanover (electric cello + looper)