Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm (PDT)
The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA, United States
Ticket details

$10-$30 donation at the door

An acoustic and multi-media concert celebrating the release of the new album Of Blood and Memory by To End It All. Here we illuminate sorrow, grief, loss, and how losing one integral to our sense of place in the world expels us from the houses of confidence, confuses the mind, propels our hearts through places of knives, anger, nostalgia, fondness, flagellation, acute pain, smoldering anxiety, sunken affect, tension, blankness, bliss, relief, in no predictable or necessary order.

Rituals and traditions cannot offer all that's needed as time races on. How can we continue once we’ve lost the physical presence of one so cherished? We meet these moments sometimes with fullness, or in retreat, in terror or in calm acceptance, each day both a whisper and a thousand hours, each night both meditation and curse. These songs are meant as temples of mourning, of fire, of blood, of memories, built upon the loss of mothers, of grandmothers, of every past and future beloved.

Doors at 7:45pm, concert at 8pm. 

Note: This concert will be recorded and filmed live. Please be aware of equipment and keep noise levels to a minimum. Thank you.

About Wayward Music Series

Each month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded organizations and artists present 10 concerts of adventurous and experimental music in the gorgeous Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center: contemporary/post-classical composition, free improvisation and the outer limits of jazz, electronic/electroacoustic music, new instruments, phonography, sound art, and other innovative musics.

About To End It All

Featuring: Joy Von Spain – voice, piano; Rachel LeBlanc – voice; Susana DuMett – voice; Jackie An – violin; Lori Goldston – cello; Masaaki Masao – sound collage; Vanessa Skantze, Kaoru Okumura, Douglas Ridings – Butoh dance + video projections; w/ opening solo percussion by Greg Campbell

About Jackie An, violin

Jackie An (they/them) accompanies their audience through the themes of life, death, horror and delight through the many voices of the violin. Like a bowerbird, they have collected learnings and experiences from across their lifetime in order to construct a nest for community healing to hatch. Jackie is also a Somatic Educator in the Tradition of Thomas Hanna, guiding people back home to their bodies.

About Lori Goldston, cello

Lori Goldston is a cellist and composer from Seattle. Her voice as a cellist draws connections between far-flung approaches and explores timbral thresholds of her instrument, driven by a restless curiosity and informed by a long, widely varied history of collaborations with bands, ensembles large and small, composers, film makers and choreographers. She performs throughout the US and abroad, and has released recordings on Sub Rosa, Woodland Fauna, Marginal Frequency, Yo Yo, K Records, Second Editions, Sub Pop, Mississippi, Eiderdown, Substrata, State 51, Ed Banger, Full Spectrum, PIAPTK, SofaBurn, Broken Clover, and No Sun.

The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center

4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States