Wayward in Limbo #125: Jackie An

Jackie An (she/they) was born and raised on the unceded land of the Pueblos (Albuquerque, New Mexico). Now residing on the ancestral lands of the Duwamish (Seattle, Washington), Jackie accompanies their audience through the themes of life, death, horror and delight through the lyrical voice of the violin. Textures created through a collection of guitar pedals are used to evoke subconscious imagery and create an interlocking auditory narrative. @circadies

In Encouragement of Impermanence (Chapel, 2021)

This piece can be used as a guided meditation on grief. As my life unfolds before me, my personhood as a neurodivergent, Korean American demifemme expands. This expansion has asked of me to engage in an ongoing process of grief in order to grow into wholeness and belonging. I have had to revisit past memories with a more generous gaze in order to become ready to let go of old beliefs and survival strategies that serve to objectify myself and others. I wanted to braid the most important life-saving strands of my life for the first time in an improvised session: Meditation, addiction recovery and music. It is my hope that this piece can be of service to you in a time of transition, change or loss.

(Photo: Steven Miller @ smiller555)

With the Chapel closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of previously unreleased material.