Featured Events

Opening Night: Discover The Space Vol. 2

The evening’s second set, at 11 pm will feature pannist and curator Andy Akiho, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Roger Bonair-Agard. Cibo Matto, one of the most beloved and innovative bands of the 1990s, with a special guest, will perform material from Cibo Matto’s acclaimed recent album Hotel Valentine, their first in 15 years.

John Zorn Festival: Madrigals Books I-II

Vocalists Lisa Bielawa, Jane Sheldon, Sarah Brailey, Mellissa Hughes, Rachel Calloway, and Kristen Sollek perform this world premiere.

In Situ: Reggie “Regg Roc” Grey & Helga Davis

East New York-born choreographer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray—pioneer of the flex form and creator, with Peter Sellars, of the acclaimed work Flexn, recently seen at the Park Avenue Armory—collaborates with fellow National Sawdust curator, vocalist, and performance artist Helga Davis (Einstein on the Beach) on a new edition of D.R.E.A.M (Dance Rules Everything Around Me), the dance competition Gray founded.

In Situ: Tanya Tagaq in Nanook of the North

The award-winning Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, named one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need to Know in 2015,” performs a live score, created with composer Derek Charke, to the 1922 silent film Nanook of the North.

Terry Riley Festival: Vol 1

For the National Sawdust opening weekend, in celebration of National Sawdust advisory board member Terry Riley’s 80th birthday, Matmos, John Zorn, and Roomful of Teeth, along with Riley’s son, the virtuoso guitarist Gyan Riley, will perform a range of the iconic composer’s music.

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National Sawdust (NS), an unparalleled, artist-led, non-profit venue, will be a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

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