Wayward in Limbo #13: Beth Fleenor

Amplified clarinetist, vocalist, and composer Beth Fleenor (aka Crystal Beth) believes that we need a way to deal with ourselves so that we can deal with each other. She uses sound to open the channels of communication within individuals and environments. Her work as been heard in live music, recordings, theater, performance art, installation, modern dance, and film. Fleenor believe that an emphasis on creativity in a culture gives rise to creative solutions to social problems. You can support her directly via BandCamp or PayPal.

Inside Outside. There is so much emotion accumulating that moving it from the inside to the outside so it can change form feels like an epic task. It feels impossible to do it in any sort of measured way. It’s like there are too many things trying to fit through the gate at once. Releasing them means ripping the gate open so everything can pass through at a rushing speed. I needed a way to let all the tears flow. This continuous improvised piece was that for me. May we all be gentle with ourselves in allowing what is inside to move outside.

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.