Arizona-based improviser Jeph Jerman founded animist orchestra in 1999 while living in Seattle. Using only unamplified natural objects as instruments – rocks, shells, feathers, seeds, twigs, etc. – the group’s aim is to create a listening environment that is not based on traditional musical notions such as the sharing of emotion or the demonstration of instrumental prowess. Rather, they make sound to listen to, intuitively and with the simplest of means.
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)