Concerts

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Thollem McDonas w/ Campbell + Kikuchi

$5 – $15 suggested donation at the door

The remarkably diverse and perpetually touring pianist Thollem McDonas lands at the Chapel for contrasting sets joined by two of Seattle’s finest percussionists, an electric piano set with Greg Campbell and an acoustic piano set with Paul Kikuchi. “A fresh, disciplined avant-pianist with an attractively extreme viewpoint” (LA Weekly), Thollem McDonas is a peripatetic pianist/keyboardist, …

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Andrea Parkins + Zeena Parkins

Cousins Andrea Parkins (accordion, electronics) and Zeena Parkins (harp, electronics) meet up on the west coast for an evening of improvised solos and duets. Presented by Nonsequitur. Andrea Parkins is a composer, sound/installation artist and electroacoustic musician who engages with interactive electronics as a compositional/performative process, and explores strategies related to Fluxus’ ordered, yet ephemeral …

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Mark Hosler + Noel Brass, Jr.

Negativland founding member Mark Hosler takes a break from his band duties to perform solo for the first time ever in his 33 years of making music. Using various homemade one­-of­-a­-kind electronic noise-making devices (including two of Negativland’s original “Boopers”), he creates an engaging and musical soundscape performance. Designed to create a non­linear dynamic “living” …

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Doug Wieselman + Syrinx Effect

$5 - $15 sliding scale

Doug Wieselman has been an integral part of a number of different and occasionally overlapping musical worlds – from playing in New York’s “downtown scene” of the 1980s and 1990s – notably with Anthony Coleman, Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Butch Morris, Marc Ribot, Eyvind Kang, Bill Frisell, Lounge Lizards; to composing and arranging for theater …

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Tom Baker: Deeply Lodged

$5 - $15 sliding scale

Presented by Nonsequitur. Composer Tom Baker premiers three recent chamber works: Invisible Cities (2011) is loosely based on stories by Italo Calvino, found in his novella of the same name, wherein Marco Polo describes to Kublai Kahn the fantastical, magical and improbable cities in his vast kingdom. The Seattle premiere is performed by the Corigliano …

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Pincushioned

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

pincushioned is the invention/fabrication of Arizona-based duo Barry Moon (Baz) and Doug Nottingham (Dug). Since 2007 they have been working from a remote/suburban desert bunker melding digital sounds and images with their analog counterparts – beating drums, destroying guitars, spinning dials, sliding faders, writing software, building instruments and projecting bizarre imagery. These garbage-pickers of music …

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29th Seattle Improvised Music Festival

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

presented by Seattle Improvised Music and Nonsequitur, with assistance from City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. The Seattle Improvised Music Festival returns for its 29th year, bringing esteemed visiting artists and talented local musicians together for three nights of freely improvised music representing an array of approaches and sensibilities. This year’s out-of-town guests …

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Elizabeth A. Baker, solo piano

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Florida-based pianist and composer Elizabeth A. Baker brings a solo concert of modern works spanning a dynamic range of styles and emotional content. Blending acoustic piano with electronics, the recital features music of Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, and the rarely-played Visionary Landscapes by Alan Hovhaness, as well as original works composed by Ms. Baker, including …

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Michael Bisio/Matthew Shipp duo

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Seattle Times preview. Matthew Shipp has played piano since he was 5 years old. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music with saxophonist Joe Maneri and cut his teeth working with saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell and David S. Ware and bassist William Parker. Shipp holds two enduring label relationships with Hatology and Thirsty Ear, …

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Wayne Horvitz: Music in Other Rooms (55 Redux)

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur. Wayne Horvitz draws from the large body of audio samples recorded at Ft. Worden in Port Townsend for 55 – Music and Dance in Concrete to create a live performance score that uses that material as its foundation. Writing for the phenomenal pianist Cristina Valdes and Trio Parladote, Horvitz has generated a …

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R. Andrew Lee: Dennis Johnson’s November

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by The Box Is Empty and Nonsequitur. PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME November will be presented in its entirety with no breaks or intermission. Due to the length of this performance, the audience is welcome to quietly come and go as desired. R. Andrew Lee performs the Northwest premiere of Dennis Johnson’s proto-minimalist masterwork November. The …

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Paul Kikuchi: Bat of No Bird Island

presented by Nonsequitur & Earshot Jazz Festival with support from Chamber Music America. Seattle-based percussionist, composer, educator and instrument inventor Paul Kikuchi presents the premiere of his song cycle for chamber jazz ensemble, inspired by the memoir and 78 RPM record collection of his great grandfather, Zenkichi Kikuchi, a 1901 Japanese immigrant to the Yakima …

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B’shnorkestra + Workshop Ensemble

Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival and Nonsequitur. Two distinctive Seattle composers present works for large ensembles: Trumpeter Samantha Boshnack‘s alt-chamber orchestra B’shnorkestra
 recently released Go to Orange (Present 
Sounds Recordings). Featuring Alex Guy, Paris Hurley, Jherek Bischoff, members of Jim Knapp and Eyvind Kang’s Scrape, members of the SRJO, bassist Tim Carey, and drummer Greg …

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Byron Au Yong: Welladay! Welladay!

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur, with thanks to the Frye Art Museum and Historic Seattle. Performed in the historic Good Shepherd Center on the wooden stairs leading to the fourth-floor and inside the Chapel itself, Welladay! Welladay! sweeps through 36 James Joyce love poems. Singing children, soprano Betsy Baeskins, and a piano trio (violinist Tari Nelson-Zagar, cellist …

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Ostrowski/Theriault + Gyre

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Matthew Ostrowski: Glove controlling Max/Msp-electronics + Doug Theriault: Guitar controlling Max/Msp-electronics. Expect to hear electronic transformations of acoustic and electronic sound sources and manipulation of those transformations live without an escape route… Matthew Ostrowski (NYC) is a pioneer in live electronic arts, having worked as a composer, performer, and installation artist for over 20 years, …

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