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This Week

Unity Concert

January 20, 2017 - 11:45am A performance Joel Lambdin's Maitri followed by a new piece titled The Hillary Speeches.

Anna & Elizabeth

January 20, 2017 - 7:00pm Anna and Elizabeth will play songs they’ve been developing for the last year, as well as sharing the stage in collaboration with Alec Spiegelman and Benjamin Lazar Davis, the producers of their new 7-inch Hop High/Here in the Vinyard. This set takes the minimalist approach of their previous work and moves into the avant-garde, into a present-day space outside the museum where these stories live, breathe, and grow.

Late Night at National Sawdust: a Live Radio Broadcast Vol. 1

January 20, 2017 - 10:00pm Returning audiences to the glory days of live radio broadcasts, Late Night at National Sawdust is a collaboration between Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music on a quarterly concert series airing live on Relevant Tones, the world’s only weekly syndicated contemporary music radio program.

The Passionate Pilgrim

January 21, 2017 - 7:00pm The Passionate Pilgrim” is a song cycle co-written by composer-performer collective Oracle Hysterical (Elliot Cole, Majel Connery and Doug and Brad Balliett). In this collaboration with baroque period ensemble, New Vintage Baroque, “The Passionate Pilgrim” brings an all-but-forgotten poem cycle back to life, reimagined as tuneful Baroque pop.

The Revolution Vol. 11

January 21, 2017 - 11:00pm As a part of VOL. 11, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists; CE, Krychek, and Kala & The Lost Tribe. THE REVOLUTION is an emerging performance series, highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture in 2017 but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre.

Bridging the Gap II

January 22, 2017 - 4:00pm Featuring composers from the Yale School of Music: Martin Bresnick, Michael Gilberston, Balint Karosi, and Aaron Jay Kernis.

David Smooke, Loadbang, Karl Larson, and Michael Parker Harley

January 22, 2017 - 7:00pm New Focus Recordings proudly presents Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, the new album from composer David Smooke featuring Loadbang, Karl Larson, Lunar Ensemble, Michael Parker Harley, Peabody Wind Ensemble, Harlan Parker, and David Smooke.

Our Initiatives


    VISIONINTOART is the partner touring/production company to National Sawdust

  • Sawdust Scenes

    Bringing you stunning displays of auditory and visual performance outside our factory walls

  • VIA Records

    VIA Records is the non-profit, in-house record label of National Sawdust

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    Each summer we open our space to local artists for short residencies dedicated to developing new works

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