Jeff Greinke & Rob Angus: Deep Ambient

Jeff Greinke is a renowned composer of ambient, electroacoustic, and experimental music. Having a degree in meteorology, weather has remained a central theme of his heavily atmospheric work, which blends electronic and acoustic instruments and textures to produce multi-layered soundscapes that are at once haunting and inviting. Deeply informed by his time living in the desert outside of Tucson, his most recent release is Noctilucent (Spotted Peccary). He’ll present a solo set of electronic and sample-based music with projections of his new video work, and play a short duo set with longtime friend and collaborator Rob Angus.

Rob Angus builds kinetic ambient soundscapes using a variety of acoustic instruments to generate sounds that are manipulated, layered, and sent out into a multi-channel surround-sound system. He will perform three new pieces with video projections.

Greinke and Angus met at Penn State where they started composing and performing together. In 1982 they moved to Seattle and began playing in clubs and festivals, working with a variety of musicians in various bands and projects. Their work as a duo was documented on the classic album Crossing Ngoli (Ear-Rational, 1992). Greinke moved to Arizona in 2003, and is excited to return to his former home for his first Seattle show since 2016.

COVID-19 protocols: Wearing a mask covering nose and mouth is strongly encouraged.

NonSeq: Sous Chef + beanieskimask & Derek Blackstone

A culinary artist of audio food, sous chef (Antoine Martel) uniquely blends modular synths, classical & film inspired pianos, strings, and horns as well as experimental sounds & music concrete style sampling, mixing together both highly composed an totally improvised pieces in an attempt to explore vast cosmic landscapes of undiscovered sounds. Sous chef has been creating for almost a decade now, crafting a wide variety of musical experiences and experiments. Over the last few years, the project has been refined from a chaotic solo brainstorm to a more focused vision of what sous chef can be. This will be the debut performance of the new material. The old stuff has been slowly and quietly removed from the internet, creating the space for a re-birth. Come see what new creations this audio chef has been cookin’ up.

Beanieskimask is Victory Nguyen, who plays with High Pulp and Eams. Channeling emotions and musical storytelling with woodwinds and electronics. Open to being inspired and influenced by all music and art. Derek Blackstone is a living composer. Who produces sound by acoustic and electronic means. Who creates soundscapes for movement and installation. Who reaches sonic heights with the pious duo UNITY GARNISH. Together they will enter a boundless sonic playground under the supervision of the Great Creator, guided by Intuition, and entrusted to spontaneous Creation. The duo have moved toward transcendental musical expression since time immemorial and are thrilled to make their debut performance at the Chapel.

Curated by Carlos Snaider for Nonsequitur’s NonSeq series.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Masks are recommended.

Jason Kahn & Alan F. Jones

Jason Kahn (Zürich) and Alan F. Jones (Tracyton, WA) will perform in support of Jason’s ongoing US tour, with two solo sets each and one duo set for an evening of dynamic modular synthesis and prepared pedal steel guitar.

Jason Kahn was born in New York, in 1960. An artist, musician, and writer. He lives and works in Zürich. His work with electronics involves chaotic feedback systems and placing his body in the circuit ow. Grabbing open leads with the hands makes and breaks circuits, causing the synthesizer to overload or momentarily collapse. Various contact microphones, electromagnetic inductors, and the synthesizer’s own output via a mixing board are used to modulate the parameters of the synthesizer. This results in a very dynamic system, often difficult to control, but allowing great expressivity — much like any acoustic instrument, but electronic. As an electronic musician, guitarist, vocalist, and percussionist, Kahn collaborates with many international musicians in the context of free improvised music. Jason has performed and exhibited work around the world.

A.F. Jones is a Dallas-born, Washington-based musician, composer, and sound designer. His live sets are fully improvised, emphasizing the use of guitar, lap steel, and pedal steel. Al is currently involved in several projects, including ‘what’, Telescoping, and Buck Young. As a sound designer and filmmaker, his most recent film is the acclaimed What Is Man and What Is Guitar? Keith Rowe. He runs the Laminal mastering studio and curates the Marginal Frequency performance series and record label of the same name.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: For the safety of all present, audience members are required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth.

Inverted Space: The Return, Part II

Inverted Space Ensemble concludes its return in bold fashion. Featured on this program are the Seattle premieres of Vera Ivanova’s Children’s Games and Linda Bouchard’s Liquid States featuring special guest Paulina Michels. The group will also perform Arnold Schoenberg’s magical Pierrot Lunaire, featuring special guests Daria Binkowski, Rose Bellini, and Emerald Lessley. 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: For the safety of all present, audience members are required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth.

Inverted Space: The Return, Part I

Inverted Space Ensemble returns with the first of 2 consecutive concerts.  The first concert will feature Philip Glass’ Music in Fifths, Kerrith Livengood’s Scrawl Etude and Julius Eastman’s Stay On It.  This concert will feature special guests Daria Binkowski, Ania Sundstrom and Abbey Blackwell. 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: For the safety of all present, audience members are required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth.

Hidden Aria

Multi-instrumentalist Peter Nelson-King and guitarist Mark Hilliard Wilson are coming together for a unique, adventurous program of contemporary works and improvisation. The pairing of classical guitar with brass instruments, voice and keyboards is an unlikely one, but the musicians have found brilliant contemporary works that explore the fullest sonic possibilities of the featured instruments, and explore even further with an extended, genre-defying improvisation on the second half. Featuring a world premiere work by Carson Cooman written especially for Peter Nelson-King as well as works by Kirk-Evan Billet, Frank Campo, Donald Crockett, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, this one-night concert will be an unforgettable musical event.

Peter Nelson-King is active playing trumpet and piano in various groups and events in Seattle, and teaches those instruments at the Kirkland Academy of Music. He is also a composer as well as a published poet and music writer, and self-published the historical poetry anthology The New Pagans.  

Mark Hilliard Wilson is known for his work creating a space over the last 23 years for classical guitarists to make music together in the Seattle Guitar Orchestra and his performances as cathedral guitarist at St. James Cathedral in Seattle. He has toured across Canada and the US, as well as along the Camino de Santiago and throughout Catalonia.

COVID-19 protocols: Wearing a mask covering nose and mouth is strongly encouraged.

Samantha Boshnack: “Uncomfortable Subjects” CANCELED

Unfortunately this event has been postponed, future date TBA. Please stay tuned…

Kaley Lane Eaton: cedar / the end of the line

Composer, pianist and vocalist Kaley Lane Eaton celebrates the release of her new debut solo album cedar, featuring Seattle luminaries Tom Baker (guitar), Heather Bentley (viola), Leanna Keith (flutes) and Ha-Yang Kim (cello). She also premieres a new work, the end of the line, featuring Chris Icasiano on drum set and vocals, Kayce Guthmiller on viola and vocals, Sarah Pizzichemi on violin, and Eaton on lead vocals, piano, and electronics.

cedar is an electro-chamber pop song cycle that is equal parts origin story and manifesto. Written in the dead of lockdown and the west coast wildfire crisis of 2020, cedar ties the loss of mother, to the loss of societal intuition, to the loss of beloved landscape that we collectively face. Eaton’s orientation in both art song and ambient IDM, intertwined with the virtuosity of Seattle’s best neo-jazz and classical improvisers, captures a distinct Pacific Northwestern aesthetic: tuneful beauty, solitude, and destructive noise.

the end of the line is Eaton’s newest song cycle: “Forged in my mind over many months during and after my reading of Richard Powers’ The Overstory, the end of the line articulates the experience of passing time through the lens of various important trees in my life: the native forest my own age grown from seed in my childhood front yard, the beloved hemolocks, sequoias, redwoods, and Douglas firs I’ve come to know and love on my daily commute, the Jeffrey pines of California, my kitchen table made of Western red cedar, the mystical bristlecone pines of the Great Basin. As the stories of these trees intertwine with my own human narrative, I can hear the elusiveness of time. We cannot grasp it, it moves without us, it leaves us behind, it ages us, it precipitates loss and birth. It will never end.”

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: For the safety of all present, audience members are asked to show proof of vaccination and wear masks covering nose and mouth.

Celebrating Jim Knapp

Jim Knapp (July 28, 1939 – November 10, 2021), composed music for big band and chamber ensemble. This evening will celebrate Jim’s life and music through a short sample of chamber ensemble and big band music from the Jim Knapp Orchestra, led by Jay Thomas, and Scrape, led by Heather Bentley.

Doors open at 7 PM. Please note that our maximum occupancy tonight is 85 people, so be sure to use the ticket link to reserve a place.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Masks covering nose and mouth are optional but strongly preferred.

Lightbath/Giselle Gabrielle Garcia/Planar Drift

Basement State presents an immersive evening of light and sound featuring Lightbath, Gisselle Gabrielle Garcia, and Planar Drift. Visuals will be provided by Former and set break music by Herr Shield.

Composer and improviser Bryan Noll explores time and space with his musical project, Lightbath. Taking inspiration from Brian Eno’s view of composers as gardeners, Noll plants musical seeds with his synthesizers and, through improvisation, guides their development and growth into pieces that unfold in the present moment.

Giselle Gabrielle Garcia is a performing artist living in the PNW. She is known for mixing classical composition structures and harmonies with electronic music and pop, using synthesizers including the Juno-60, piano, and Buchla music easel. Her background as a pianist, dancer, and scientist lend themselves to the strong technicality as well as musicality and emotional presence of her work. She lives in Olympia, WA, where she works as an electronic musician, circus artist, and coach.

Planar Drift is the musical project of Seattle’s Duffy Kingsolver. He forms sonic textures in multiple genres using analog and digital synthesis. He is a founding member of Basement State. 

Basement State is a Seattle-based live electronic music collective that curates in-person and online events where resident artists and guests perform LIVE original music across an array of electronic genres. Their first compilation release, Vol. I, was released on cassette and in digital form in August 2021.

VACCINATIONS/ MASK

To help ensure the health and safety of those in attendance and vulnerable populations in our community, we will be requiring proof of vaccination and a mask for entry. Additionally, we will be limiting attendance to help provide space for social distancing. Because of this, we HIGHLY recommend purchasing a presale ticket to guarantee admission.

Proof of vaccination can be a vaccination card or photo of vaccination card. A face mask covering your nose and mouth must be worn at all times in the Good Shepherd Center. You will be asked to leave without refund if these rules are not followed.

SAFER SPACE

We do not tolerate actions or displays of sexism, bigotry, racism, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, and ableism. Any form of harassment will involve immediate removal from the show and a lifetime ban from future Basement State events.

PHONES /TALKING

Out of respect for performers and other attendees, please silence and avoid using phones during the performance. Please minimize all conversations with other guests during performances.