Wayward in Limbo #133: Jonathan Way

Jonathan Way plays field recordings with the Seattle Phonographers Union and graphic scores with Eye Music, translates Japanese, and films eastern cottontails.

Forest Floors is made of textural improvisations with wild plants recorded in July 2021 at three locations from Seattle into the North Cascades. All recordings were made with a portable Edirol recorder using built-in mics and are presented in three mixes with no processing, effects or EQ adjustments.

(00:00) Above Duwamish Head in the Clarmar woods – 108 ft elev.
horsetail & thimbleberry
blackberry & coltsfoot
knotweed & twinberry honeysuckle

(16:00) Above Ruby Arm west of Panther Cr – 2,000 ft elev.
pipsissewa & starflower
bracken fern & serviceberry
devil’s club & cascade oregon grape

(20:10) South slopes of Crooked Bum above the Bridge Cr drainage – 5,300–5,600 ft elev.
red elderberry & alpine goldenrod
sitka alder & lady fern
subalpine fir & mountain teaberry
devil’s club & trailing black currant
{ hermit thrush & distant bear – in memory of Amy M (1970–2020) & Kyle T (1970–2021) }

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.