This date marks the only 07-07-07 convergence in 100 years as well as the observance of Tanabata (“Seven Evenings”), an Asian festival celebrating the annual meeting of the celestial lovers Altair and Vega. It is also the birthday of Seattle creative musicians, guitarist Dennis Rea and trombonist/’Sound Gatherer’ Stuart Dempster. To celebrate the occasion, Dennis and Stuart have invited a number of musical friends to join them in an intimate, wide-ranging concert featuring acoustic and electric improvisations, unusual arrangements of traditional Chinese and Japanese pieces, and invocations of the Tanabata spirits. During the performance, visual artist Suiren (Renko Ishida Dempster) will improvise artwork to accompany the music.
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)