Texture & Tone

A showcase of deep-listening music from local fringers. Experimental ambient, noise, and sonic landscapes constructed from diverse textures and tones.

Aaron Michael Butler is a percussionist, composer, weirdo, and educator based in Seattle. He strives to create Sonic spaces for contemplation, disassociation, and/or spacing out. Sometimes it’s pretty, sometimes it’s soft noise, sometimes it’s loud, dense, and cathartic.

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Honoring Tari Nelson-Zagar

Tari Nelson-Zagar was a special part of the Pacific Northwest music community, moving with ease between free improvisation, jazz, and new & old classical music. She was known for her musical skill, keen intellect, and generous and humorous personality. Tari “transitioned off-planet” (in her words) last October, after a tragically short battle with breast cancer. Join us for a concert of remembrances … Read More

Oort Smog + Bad Luck + Sheridan Riley

Oort Smog aims to continue the sax-drum duo tradition, inspired by early formations such as John Coltrane and Rashied Ali and continued through the years by Anthony Braxton & Andrew Cyrille, Sax Ruins & Dead Neanderthals. Mark Kimbrell and Patrick Shiroishi combine elements of brutal prog (both are members in Upsilon Acrux) and free improvisation in their long form … Read More

Seattle Composers Alliance: Living Strings

The Seattle Composers Alliance proudly presents Living Strings, the latest installment of its popular Live Sessions concert series. Original compositions for string quartet, written by members of the Seattle Composers Alliance, have been selected for public performance by Arcobaleno Strings. Featured composers: William Aleshire, Galina Belolipetski, Lawrence Brown, Mariza Cabral, Amy Denio, Jenny Davis, Freddy Fuego, Gretta Harley, Ramgopal … Read More

Guitar Cult + Simon Henneman

Guitar Cult is back after a pandemic-inspired hiatus, their first show since 2019. A totally unique spin on what can be done with 6 electric guitars. We’ve been in the practice room these last 9 months prepping to bring you a new spin on Ben McAllister’s pieces for many electric guitars + drums.

Simon Henneman opens with a solo set.

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Obscure & Terrible Showcase III

Local experimental label Obscure & Terrible presents a selection of their roster, featuring Kole Galbraith, Medina/Walsh, Domenica Diavoleria and Empire State Observatories. With a focus on drone, noise, improv and electro-acoustic music, Obscure & Terrible has been bridging Northwest sound artists with national and international collaborators since 2020. 

Olympia-based musician Domenica Diavoleria recently released her album “Forever Your Salesgirl” on Obscure & … Read More

Kyle Hanson & Melanie Noel

What do dreams remember? Do they remember us? Dream Amnesia is a specific and unspecific atmosphere of half answers to these and other questions that take the form of poems and sound, déjà vus and clouds.

Melanie Noel is a poet preoccupied with bugs and animals and how they might write to each other across species and time. She’ll be reading from … Read More

NonSeq Curators Concert

Nonsequitur welcomes the new cohort of community curators for their 2023 NonSeq concert series: Lori Goldston, Paul Kikuchi, Afroditi Psarra, and Michaud Savage all bring a wealth of experience and broad musical knowledge to the job of selecting the artists Nonsequitur presents. Each of them will be responsible for curating three NonSeq events in the coming year, for a … Read More

Subvector Colloquy

88 keys, 17 pedals, 12 strings, 4 pickups, 4 wizards, and a medley of metal pipes assemble together to conjure an evening of previously unimagined incantations and spells.

Tom Baker is a composer, guitarist, improviser, electronicist, and educator. He will attempt to employ all 17 pedals on his pedalboard during this show, in honor of his childhood hero, Evel Knievel.

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Enereph / Nick Bigelow / Jon Scheid

Seattle-based collective/label Jade Plain shares an audiovisual journey featuring electronic atmospheres generated using a medley of hardware samplers and synths dancing with live reactive visuals, sculptural artwork, textiles, and puppetry playfully arranged by Enereph, Jon Scheid, and Nick Bigelow.

Connie Fu is Enereph, an artist bringing music and art together in imaginative ways. She has released music on Heterodox, Velvet … Read More