NO WEST is a music festival dedicated to developing the fast-growing community of Northwest improvisers. The festival is designed to present improvised music in both informal and formal settings. Each city will host a semi-private daytime show at a player’s home, followed by an evening performance at a public venue. 36 improvisers from Vancouver B.C., Portland, Bellingham, Olympia, Seattle, NYC, California, & Tokyo will perform in Seattle & Portland. This year the festival will also include to improvisers in the fields of dance and poetry.
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)