Nonsequitur was founded by Jonathan Scheuer and Steve Peters, who met in the early 1980s at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, where they also worked for KAOS-fm radio and OP Magazine. The project began as a record label based in Santa Fé, New Mexico, publishing over thirty releases in nine years.


Began distributing older releases and books by artists associated with our projects, along with related recordings and publications.


The Nonsequitur Music Gallery opened in a storefront in downtown Albuquerque. The front half of the space was used to exhibit artwork by composers and sound artists, or by visual artists who had a connection to sound and music. We also began producing occasional concerts at the Outpost Performance Space.


We ceased releasing new CD titles and sold our existing catalog and inventory to O.O. Discs, which has since gone out of business; what remains of our catalog is available from Pogus Productions.  We then shifted our focus to presenting concerts and installations, solidifying our relationship with Outpost and making use of other venues when appropriate.


Nonsequitur moved to Seattle, presenting monthly events in various rented spaces, often in collaboration with other like-minded organizations.


Recognizing the need for an affordable, mid-sized venue dedicated to adventurous music, Nonsequitur signed a long-term lease to use the Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center ten nights per month. The Wayward Music Series was initiated to share this amazing resource at a subsidized rate with other like-minded artists and organizations. This unusual cooperative model has proven to fill a vital need for affordable space to present uncompromising non-commercial music.


Nonsequitur was honored with a Mayor’s Arts Award.


Earshot Jazz recognized our “tremendous contribution to Seattle’s creative jazz scene,” for which we received their Golden Ear Award.


Nonsequitur celebrates 25 years of supporting innovative artists.


Nonsequitur celebrates 10 years of the Wayward Music Series at Good Shepherd Center Chapel.


Nonsequitur celebrates 30 years, and strengthens focus on supporting local artists.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nonsequitur pivots from presenting live performances to commissioning streaming audio programs by local artists, many of them recorded in the Chapel. These are collectively called Wayward in Limbo.


Nonsequitur hires a diverse four-person curatorial team to choose the artists we will present. Each curator is responsible for three events per year. This team will dissolve and be reconvened with new members annually.

Artists Presented

  • Jan. 12:  Aki Takahashi
  • Feb. 3:  Stuart Sherman
  • Feb. 17:  Claudio Calmens
  • Mar. 10:  Philip Gelb
  • Apr. 14:  Marsha Tallerico
  • Apr. 21:  Santa Fé Intl. Electro-acoustic Music Festival: Chris Brown + Maggi Payne
  • Apr. 27:  Alvin Curran
  • May 12:  Smash & Teeny (Sarah Peebles/Nilan Perera)
  • Jun. 22:  California Ear Unit
  • Sep. 21:  LINKS Ensemble
  • Oct. 27:  Nicolas Collins/Peter Cusack
  • Nov. 17:  Fred Frith
  • Dec. 15:  Jane Rigler
  • Jan. 16:  Kristen Loree/John Bartlit
  • Feb. 6:  Brenda Hutchinson
  • Feb. 21:  Joseph Weber memorial concert
  • Apr. 10:  Chris Cochrane + Jefferson Voorhees
  • Apr. 24:  Santa Fé Intl. Electro-acoustic Music Festival: David Behrman
  • May 29:  Sean G. Meehan + Jefferson Voorhees
  • Jun. 19:  Chris Brown + Mike Berry
  • Jun. 11-12:  Robin Holcomb
  • Jul. 15:  JA Deane + Steve Peters
  • Oct. 10:  nmperign
  • Nov. 20:  Amy Denio + Protuberance
  • Dec. 11:  Peter Gordon & Joan LaBarbara
  • Jan. 9:  LaDonna Smith + Trio Palladium
  • Feb. 21:  Steven M. Miller/Steve Peters
  • Mar. 7:  Christopher Shultis + Daniel Davis
  • Apr. 10:  Butch Morris w/ Out of Context
  • May 2:  Annie Gosfield/Roger Kleier;
  • Jun. 6:  Ellen Band
  • Sep. 11-12:  Lane Lucas: “Faith”
  • Oct. 17:  Sarah Cahill
  • Nov. 14-15:  Pauline Oliveros
  • Dec. 1:  Kaffe Matthews
  • Dec. 5:  Kristen Loree/John Bartlit
  • Dec. 18:  Matt Ingalls/Mike Berry
  • Feb. 25:  Gustavo Matamoros
  • Jul. 15:  Anna Homler/Steve Peters/Steve Roden
  • Nov. 5:  David Dunn/Steve Peters/Christopher Shultis
  • Feb. 18:  Elodie Lauten: “The Gaia Cycle”
  • Jun. 18:  Pauline Oliveros & Friends: Jerry Hunt tribute
  • Jul. 21:  Tom Djll + Tom Guralnick
  • Aug. 27:  Peter van Riper
  • Feb. 19:  Jeff Greinke + Steve Peters
  • Mar. 22:  Paul Hoskin/Steve Peters
  • Aug. 6:  Francisco López/Steve Peters
  • Oct. 1 – 4:  New Music Across America Festival (Albuquerque)