All In Situ events

The Great Beauty: Live Score with 1B1 and Choir of Trinity Wall Street

Nov 13, 2015 • 8pmThe string orchestra 1B1, a NS group-in-residence, collaborates with soloists of the highest quality. This Norwegian Grammy-winning ensemble explores a variety of musical genres. Taking the lead from rock, jazz, and world music, the ensemble continues to break the barrier between performers and audience. For this evening’s program, they draw inspiration from the critically acclaimed soundtrack of the Oscar-winning film “The Great Beauty,” performing works by Pärt, Tavener and Martynov with NS partner the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, under the direction of Julian Wachner.

In Situ: Afripedia

Five short films and live musicians exploring contemporary culture from Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, and Angola, presented by the Dillon Gallery with special thanks to New Museum’s New Inc.

Afripedia is a new platform to discover and promote creativity in an evolving Africa. First to launch from Afripedia is a five-part documentary series portraying the burgeoning art scene in Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, and Angola. Afripedia shares the stories of a new generation of creatives who are participating in contemporary culture. These films are part of a transmedia project that will expand into a global platform for Africa and the African diaspora to inform, connect, follow, and showcase their artistic practices.

About Afripedia x GHANA
The whispers among connoiseurs talk about Accra as the next big hotspot for African cultural production, and ‘Afripedia, Ghana’ suggest they’re not wrong. Meet outspoken and andogynous music star Wiyaala, exciting trickbikers Bikelordz whose BMX skills and flamboyant style have taken neighbourhoods by storm. Artist Serge Attukwei Clottey highlights environmental issues through street performances as his alter ego, Afrogallonism, the modern water warrior

Musical Perforamance by Jojo Abot

Creating across continents and dividing her time between Accra, Copenhagen & New York City, Jojo Abot's emergence onto the global music scene marks the genesis of an exciting new talent and sound.

Winterreise Festival: Founders

Dec 9, 2015 • 9:30pm
In the same way that Schubert's Winterreise song cycle was written for tenor voice as the disheartened lover, Founders will be featuring tenor Ben Russell in this evenings song cycle about the cold bitter loss of sanity and love. In addition to pieces from Founders debut album, which range from Appalachian Folk originals to classically modernized Radiohead covers, the program will also include a premiere from the ensemble, which utilizes text from a poem by Wilhelm Müller also found in Winterreise.

Irving M. Klein International String Competition Winners: A California Road Trip

Jan 13 - 8pm
This concert features past winners of the acclaimed Irving M. Klein International String Competition which, since 1986, has helped to launch the careers of aspiring young string players, including many of today's most prominent soloists and orchestral players. Based in San Francisco, the Klein Competition is held each June at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

Jan 18, 2016 - 12pm
Learning about the history of Jazz through song and play.

In Situ: Alison Buchanan with David Berry & The Ritz Chamber Players

Jan 18, 2016 - 4pm - FREE
Known for a ‘luscious voice with incredible richness and clarity’ soprano, Alison Buchanan has been regaling audiences around the world with her versatility, ‘great dramatic flair’, musicality and ‘depth of emotion’.

In Situ: Wet Ink Ensemble

Jan 20, 2016 - 9:30pm
The next installment of Wet Ink's ongoing Portrait Concerts series celebrates the work of Anthony Braxton for his 70th birthday. Showcasing the extraordinary breadth & scope of Braxton's output, from the early Stockhausen-influenced chamber works to mid-career quartet works, as well as the development of his “Ghost Trance Music” series through the large ensemble brings together an incredible lineup of interpreters and improvisers for the evening.

National Sawdust & MATTE Present: Dream Koala, Oyinda, & Kissey

Jan 27, 2016 - 8pm
Starting January 27th, MATTE presents a six part year-long showcase series at the National Sawdust. For the first showcase we are excited to host British-Nigerian electronic R&B artist / producer Oyinda. Accompanying her will be ethereal Parisian heartthrob Dream Koala as well as an opening and closing set from the Swedish multitalented Kissey.

The Dave Harrington Group Live Improvised Scoring of “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”

Feb 5, 2016 - 10:00pmThe Dave Harrington Group embars on a sonic odyssey with the great classic, THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI. Bringing free jazz, drone, ambient, and film music to bear on this iconic classic of the silent era, the DHG will re-construct a sonic world for this night only - a singular experience of the film that lives and breathes.

Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo

Feb 6th, 2016 - 12pm
Oran Etkin is a critically acclaimed clarinetist and composer who can be heard on major concert stages around the world and numerous recordings including a recent Grammy Award Winning compilation. In this special Mardi-Gras themed concert, Etkin will take the children on a journey, discovering the music and culture of New Orleans and creating a big second-line parade!

In Situ: Kaoru Watanabe

Feb 29, 2016 - 8:00pm On his new album Neó (pronounced neh-o), composer, taiko and shinobue player Kaoru Watanabe artfully blends the sounds of old Japan- of the matsuri festival and the fantastical worlds of noh and kabuki theaters- with complex rhythmic and improvisational elements of jazz. Featuring the taiko drums, shinobue bamboo flutes, various Japanese percussion and voice, Watanabe and his ensemble, also called Neó, will perform mostly original works that re-imagine traditional music, explore the concept of yuugen (an ephemeral dream state) as well as deal with personal history and contemporary society.

The characters for Neó ?? can be interpreted as the "beginning of sound" or even "unified sound". Appropriately, Neó also sounds like neo, suggesting an innovative approach to these ancient instruments.

With special guest Alicia Hall Moran.

Chris Grymes and Open G Records Present: In Celebration of Steven Stucky

Mar 2, 2016 - 7:00pm Chris Grymes presents an evening of works in celebration of the life of Steven Stucky. The program will include performances of music that inspired, and was inspired by the composer.

In Situ: Exo-Tech

Mar 2nd - 9:00pm Traversing fields somewhere between Liquid Liquid, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Plastic Ono Band and Talking Heads, EXO-TECH is a new age improvising ensemble pulling together some of New York and beyond’s most talented music luminaries.

In Situ: Norman Krieger

Mar 20, 2016 - 12:00pm Krieger’s recital is a celebration of the virtuosic pianist/composers who, for the last two centuries, have written influential music for the piano. Through their work, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Lazarof celebrate the infinite myriads of dynamics, color, passion and what is often called the universal language.

In Situ: Fellow Travelers

Mar 20, 2016 - 4:00pm National Sawdust will host a piano-vocal showcase of scenes from Fellow Travelers, the first full-length opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Greg Pierce. Fellow Travelers premieres at Cincinnati Opera on June 17 with eight performances through July 10, directed by Kevin Newbury (Bel Canto, Kansas City Choir Boy, Doubt). At National Sawdust, a cast of five singers headed by tenor Aaron Blake and baritone Joseph Lattanzi will perform nearly an hour of excerpts from the eagerly awaited two-act work

Carnegie Hall Presents: Ensemble ACJW

Mar 29, 2016 - 7:00pm Ensemble ACJW is made up of some of the finest young professional classical musicians from the United States and around the world who take part in a two-year fellowship program created in 2007 by Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

In Situ: Alpenglow

Apr 1, 2016 - 10:00pm Alpenglow creates an experience of sound and light for the audience. They have translated their record into a visual display of light by using reverse projections through particulate matter.. The light environment is intended to visually represent the band’s sound, and to transform any performance space into a zone of dual-sensory immersion. After losing control of a few too many crowds in rock venues, Alpenglow’s Elori Saxl-Kramer created this homemade light show with the intention of bringing audience members further into the heads of the performers. In today’s world of the ubiquitous image, it can almost seem as though people can fully enjoy something that only appeals to one of their senses.

In Situ: Daughter

Apr 04, 2016 -9:00pm Question: just how do you go about trying to match an album as peerless, wholly immersive, and as widely acclaimed and adored as Daughter's 2013 debut 'If You Leave?' Simple: up the ante on every level. Building on that record's gloriously dark intensity, wracked emotion and come-hither diaphanous textures, 'Not To Disappear,' the new full-length release from the London-based trio -- singer/guitarist Elena Tonra, guitarist/producer Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella -- is a mighty declaration of intent.

In Situ: Francesca dePasquale

Apr 06, 2016 - 7:00pm Francesca dePasquale’s self-titled debut album encompasses works that scope from Bach to a new commission from composer Paola Prestini for violin and electronics, showing a wide range of artistic expression.

In Situ: BombaYo

Apr 09, 2016 - 7:00pm Bomba was developed in Puerto Rico over 300 years ago by enslaved Africans from parts of West Africa and the Kongo region and also includes influences from the Spanish colonizers and native Taino people. Bomba is more of an experiencethan a show. It's where singing, dancing and drumming come together in a community celebration of life. Boricuas on the island and stateside are reviving this tradition and in turn uncovering part of their cultural heritage.

Brooklyn Rider Presents: The Brooklyn Rider Almanac

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:00pm Ensemble-in-Residence Brooklyn Rider

In Situ: The Dave Harrington Group Live Improvised Scoring of “Branded to Kill”

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:00pm The Dave Harrington Group perform a live, improvised score of Seijun Suzuki's "Branded to Kill".

In Situ: Eric Andersen sings Albert Camus

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:30pm Eric Andersen’s concert will be a highlight of the upcoming NYC retrospective “CAMUS: A STRANGER IN THE CITY” a series of events from March 26 - April 19 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the French writer's one and only trip to the U.S.A in 1946.

Global Week for Syria: Kinan Azmeh and CityBand

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:00pm Formed in 2006 in New York City, the Kinan Azmeh CityBand immediately gained recognition for their virtuosic and high energy performance, receiving praise from critics and audiences alike. With this New York ensemble, Azmeh strives to reach a balance between classical music, jazz, and the music of his homeland, Syria. Azmeh's expressive clarinet meets Kyle Sanna’s rustic guitar, soaring at times over the dynamic and volatile backdrop of John Hadfield’s percussion and Petros Klampanis’ double bass.

NS & Gigwax Present: No Regular Play

Apr 22, 2016 - 10:00pm No Regular Play are a duo equally at home in the rehearsal rooms of Julliard as in the main room of Fabric. Emotive and unapologetically organic, their fluid approach unites more than a lifetime of influences. Their impressive live show, which features Paulus’ inimitable trumpet and vocals alongside DeBruyn’s masterful manipulation of the rhythm and soundscapes bridges the gap between the indie arena and the heartbeat of the dancefloor.

In Situ: The Revolution Vol.2

Apr 23, 2016 - 10:00pm THE REVOLUTION is an emerging musical series that highlights artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture in 2016 but who are standing in the breeding ground of the evolution within their genre. The Revolution Vol. 2 brings you three Brooklyn based artists; J. Hoard, Hailey Niswanger, and Arthur Moon.

In Situ: ACME with special guest Greg Fox in Charlemagne Palestine’s Strumming Music

Apr 24, 2016 - 4:00pm ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) has been performing and interpreting new music for over 10 years, and at National Sawdust will begin exploring the world of creating original music as well. A number of musicians in ACME also identify as composers, and an equal number identify as primarily performers. During their National  Sawdust residency, ACME members will work together in making new music – individually and collaboratively, those who compose for public performance, those who compose privately, and those who have never composed – and will then present their new works and works-in-progress to the public on April 24.

In Situ: American Modern Ensemble Awards Night

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:00pm Each season, American Modern Ensemble is proud to hold three annual competitions for composers of ALL ages. Winners receive performances, with recordings, videos, and cash awards. Join us at National Sawdust for our “Awards Night” concert, featuring an evening of works by composers who won AME's Ninth Annual composition competitions.

National Sawdust and Rider Community Day

Apr 30, 2016 - 10am-2pmYou're invited to the National Sawdust and Rider Community Open House. This free celebration of our whole building being officially open will feature live music from local musicians and NS groups in residence, as well as tasty treats prepared by Rider's executive chef, Patrick Connolly.

In Situ: Salute Flying w/Yuan Liu & Kalmia Traver

Apr 30, 2016 - 11:00pm Yuan Liu is a filmmaker, technology and art researcher and curator. She has been a resident researcher and artist at Waag Society in Amsterdam and Museum of Human Achievement in Austin Texas. She has also been the official video journalist for The Last Weekend, The Internet Week NYC and Eyebeam Art and Technology.

In Situ: Carrie Rodriguez

May 01, 2016 - 8:00pm With her new release Lola (out February 19 on her Luz Records label), Austin-based Chicana singer/songwriter Carrie Rodriguez realizes her dream of presenting her deeply personal take on Tex-Mex music. The fan-funded album, which features an all-star band that includes Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss, and Raul Malo among others, pairs her ranchera-inspired original tunes sung in English and “Spanglish” alongside contemporary interpretations of songs by her favorite Mexican composers delivered in Spanish.

Chamber Music America Presents: Jen Shyu + Jade Tongue, Del Sol Quartet, and Organ Monk

May 02, 2016 - 7:00pm Celebrate National Chamber Music Month with this free kick-off party, featuring performances by three highly acclaimed and distinctive small ensembles: the “lyrical and wildly adventurous” Jen Shyu, Jade Tongue (The Nation); San Francisco’s “high spirited” and “dynamic” Del Sol Quartet (NYTimes); and the ecstatic jazz organ of the Greg Lewis Organ Monk Quintet. Hear selections from recent CMA commissions—including a new work by Mason Bates, Shyu’s lauded Song of Silver Geese, and Lewis’s stirring and revelatory tribute to Michael Brown and Eric Garner—and stay for drinks and celebration.

In Situ: Third Sound

May 03, 2016 - 9:30pm In November 2015, newly formed chamber ensemble Third Sound made its debut with a residency at the Festival de Música Contemporánea de La Habana (Havana, Cuba), presenting a program of contemporary American music in partnership with the American Composers Forum (ACF). ACF and Third Sound held a national call for scores to select the music to be presented and received over 400 submissions; ten works were chosen, and all ten composers traveled to Havana as part of the artist delegation.

Martha Mooke: Dreaming In Sound

May 05, 2016 - 10:00pm Dreaming in Sound is an immersive large scale work by electro-acoustic violist/composer Martha Mooke. Scored for electric viola and electronic processing in multi-channel audio distribution with interactive video (created by pioneering software artist Scott Draves). Dreaming in Sound is inspired by the sleep stage REM and the concept of lucid dreaming which evokes the chaotic state vs. orderliness of the dream realm.

In Situ: Aerial East Record Release

May 10, 2016 - 10:00pm May 10th will be the celebration of the long anticipated release of Rooms and the first and only concert dedicated to performing the record as close to the original as possible with a full band including strings and clarinet.

In Situ: Radical Face Night 1

May 26, 2016 - 9:30pmBen Cooper, AKA Radical Face, has spent over a decade crafting a trilogy of albums that is tied together in the theme of a fictitious family spanning over a century. The third installment of the album Trilogy, "The Family Tree: The Leaves" will be released on March 25th, 2016, and in celebration Radical Face will be doing a series of intimate concerts inspired and themed around characters and stories from The Family Tree.

In Situ: Radical Face Night 2

May 27, 2016 - 9:30pm Ben Cooper, AKA Radical Face, has spent over a decade crafting a trilogy of albums that is tied together in the theme of a fictitious family spanning over a century. The third installment of the album Trilogy, "The The Family Tree: The Leaves" will be released on March 25th, 2016, and in celebration Radical Face will be doing a series of intimate concerts inspired and themed around characters and stories from The Family Tree.

In Situ: Sxip Shirey’s Hour of Charm

May 29, 2016 - 7:00pm An abundant night of music curated by NYC composer/sound artist Sxip Shirey.
Featuring:Performances of traditional mbira music arranged for Quintet of the Americas and the band Timbila, featuring UK-based Zimbabwean mbira master Chartwell Dutiro.

In Situ: Pablo Villegas

Jun 2, 2016 - 10:00pm The soul of the Spanish guitar runs in Pablo Villegas’s blood. A native of La Rioja, Spain, Pablo is praised for performances as charismatic as they are intimate. His “virtuosic playing characterized by its vividly shaded colors and irresistible exuberance” (The New York Times), have made him one of the most sought-after soloists by today’s foremost stages.

Kaze (The Wind) by Mari Kimura/Harmonic Constellations by Michael Harrison

June 09, 2016 - 7:00pm This event celebrates two world premieres, two CD release launches and a debut of our original wearable motion sensor named µgic (pronounced mu-zik).

In Situ: Brother Outsider Screening

June 10, 2016 - 7:00pm Five years in the making and the winner of more than 25 international awards and honors, Brother Outsider illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called “the invisible man” and “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. A talented tenor who sang in Josh White’s quartet and appeared on Broadway with Paul Robeson in the 1930s, Rustin used singing as a central element in his lifelong advocacy for social change. In 2013, Rustin received a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom — America’s highest civilian honor — from Barack Obama, who described him as “an unyielding activist for civil rights, dignity, and equality for all who fought tirelessly for marginalized communities at home and abroad… As an openly gay African American, Mr. Rustin stood at the intersection of several of the fights for equal rights.”

In Situ: Martin Creed and His Band

Jun 14, 2016 - 8:00pm Turner Prize winning artist and musician Martin Creed and his band will perform live at National Sawdust previewing songs from Martin's forthcoming album 'Thoughts Lined Up’ out July 8th.

In Situ: Aaron Roche

June 15, 2016 - 10:00pm AARON ROCHE is a composer, performer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer. His music effortlessly and unassumingly weaves together threads of songcraft, contemporary composition, American folk traditions, lo-fi drone, and avant garde noise rock.

Nikara Warren Presents: Black Wall Street

June 18, 2016 - 10:00pm In the early 1900s America’s most affluent Black neighborhood boasted over 600 Black owned businesses, including schools, markets and hospitals. Although Greenwood, Oklahoma’s population was destroyed by local rioting Whites (including the KKK, police force and National Guard) in one of this country’s largest and most unspoken massacres of our history, Nikara Warren pays tribute to Black Wall Street in attempt to create an open discussion for all people about supporting people of color in business, education and the arts. “Black music is a treasure to be uplifted, not destroyed” ­ Nikara Warren

In Situ: John Paul White + The Secret Sisters

June 21, 2016 - 7:00pm John Paul White is a Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter who proudly resides in Florence, Alabama. As one half of the critically acclaimed The Civil Wars, White toured the world and introduced millions to his music. Now, he’s a co-founder of Single Lock Records, an independent record label based in the Shoals.

Katie Dill (of Mean Lady)

June 25, 2016 - 10:00pm Katie Dill is singer/songwriter whose genre ranges from folk and rock to jazz and r&b. She has written hundreds of songs and was lead singer and head songwriter of the duo Mean Lady (Fat Possum Records). Her smokey female vocals blend nicely with her lovingly crafted lyrics and timeless melodies.

Jazztopad Festival Presents: Lutosławski Quartet & Uri Caine

June 26, 2016 - 8:00pm Tonight’s concert creates an opportunity for the audience to meet the extraordinary musical persona of Uri Caine, an American classical/jazz pianist and composer.

Leila Adu Record Release

June 29, 2016 - 7:00pm Leila Adu has released four acclaimed albums including, ‘Dark Joan,’ recorded by Steve Albini and ‘Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker’ produced for the Italian National Radio. London’s ‘Time Out’ called her music, ‘Avante-garde pop that recalls Nina Simone and Tim Buckley” and reviewers have placed her in an arena with other female icons such as Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey, Micachu and Esperanza Spalding.

In Situ: The Revolution Vol. 4

June 29, 2016 - 10:00pm THE REVOLUTION is an emerging musical series that highlights artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture in 2016 but who are standing in the breeding ground of an evolution within their genre.

Paul de Jong

June 30, 2016 - 10:30pm Paul de Jong, formerly of the Books presents his new solo performance, with his 2015 debut album ‘IF’ on Temporary Residence Ltd as a musical starting point. De Jong shines new light on his signature musical blend of odd spoken word samplings, mashed studio recordings and live instruments.

In Situ: Joel Harrison & Infinite Possibility

July 6, 2016 - 7:00pm This new work takes up and expands upon where my first large ensemble cd (Infinite Possibility, 2013) left off, a mixture of jazz, funk, new music, gospel, keening ballads, and corkscrew meters.

In Situ: Journey LIVE

Jul 08, 2016 - 8:00pm The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey.

Sacred Geometry

July 16, 2016 - 7:00pm National Sawdust invites you to Sacred Geometry, a meditative electro-acoustic improvisation on visual sound patterns generated by resonances of sound waves. Music by Ricardo Romaneiro with live projections by Christian Hannon.

Okkervil River

June 20, 2016 - 8:30pm The new Okkervil River album is called Away. I didn’t plan to make it and initially wasn’t sure if it was going to be an Okkervil River album or if I’d ever put it out. I wrote the songs during a confusing time of transition in my personal and professional life and recorded them quickly with a brand new group of musicians.

Analog, Vol. 1: Arthur Moon, Starchild & The New Romantic, and Visuals

July 21, 2016 - 9:00pm Electronic musicians, unplugged. Analog Vol.1 will feature Arthur Moon, Starchild & The New Romantic, and Visuals.

In Situ: Tyondai Braxton

July 22, 2016 - 8:00pm Since departing his former band Battles in 2010, Braxton has split his time between composing chamber pieces for other ensembles​ and ​writing ​electronic music of his own -including music for a live multimedia project part architectural installation and part ensemble performance which was premiered at New York's Guggenheim Museum in 2013. The resulting album HIVE was released by Nonesuch Records last year.

The Revolution Vol. 5

July 23, 2016 - 8:00pm THE REVOLUTION is an emerging musical series that highlights artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture in 2016 but who are standing in the breeding ground of the evolution within their genre.

Axel Tosca: Live Performance and Album Debut

July 28, 2016 - 7:00pm Axel Tosca has been playing Cuban-inspired piano since childhood. He has performed with Quest Love and the Roots, and his band, (U)nity, has produced two critically acclaimed albums during their 7 years together.

Jon Gibson & Britton Powell

July 29, 2016 - 7:00pm Jon Gibson and Britton Powell are composers based in New York City.

Cuddle Magic & Friends

July 29, 2016 - 10:00pm Cuddle Magic, the Brooklyn band and songwriting collective, welcomes a very special set of musical friends to perform new and recent cowrites and collaborations, as well as music from their extensive catalogue.

The Last Samurai, An Evening of Music and Reading

July 30, 2016 - 7:30pm Helen DeWitt's first novel, The Last Samurai, was published in 2000 by Talk Miramax Books and subsequently in nineteen other countries. Timo Andres is a composer and pianist who frequently performs with the new music ensemble ACME and is one sixth of the Sleeping Giant composers’ collective.

In Situ: Joanna Wallfisch Album Release

July 31, 2016 - 7:00pm Critically acclaimed singer and composer Joanna Wallfisch celebrates the release of Gardens In My Mind, her newest recording for Sunnyside Records.

In Situ: Corinne Bailey Rae

August 2, 2016 - 10:00pm Originally the front-woman of an indie band, Corinne Bailey Rae's music spans indie, electronic, soul and experimental. Bailey Rae has just completed her highly anticipated third studio album and she recently performed in Los Angeles for The Grammys’ MusiCares Foundation with Pharrell, The Roots and Leon Bridges just prior to the first track launch and album announcement.

Pavo Pavo, Uni Ika Ai, & Tall Tall Trees

August 4, 2016 - 9:30pm Join us for a night with Pavo Pavo, Uni Ika Ai, and Tall Tall Trees.

David Broza & The Jazz Encounters

August 12, 2016 - 7:00pm Israeli superstar David Broza and the Jazz Encounters have an original and fresh outlook on sound and harmony

Jherek Bischoff: Cistern Album Release w/ Contemporaneous

August 19, 2016 - 7:00pm Jherek Bischoff is a Los Angeles-based composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist.

Sound Particles

August 19, 2016 - 10:00pm National Sawdust invites you to Sound Particles, a pulsating electro-acoustic exploration on granular synthesis, subatomic frequencies, glitched rhythms and time stretched spectral harmonies.

Christine Tobin

August 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
Multi-award winning Irish vocalist and composer Christine Tobin now based in New York, sings from her highly acclaimed CD ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep”, new arrangements of Cohen songs.

The Revolution Vol. 6

August 20, 2016 - 10:00pm THE REVOLUTION is an emerging musical series that highlights artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture in 2016 but who are standing in the breeding ground of an evolution within their genre.

Chiara String Quartet – Bartók by Heart, Part I

August 30, 2016 - 7:00pm Hungarian composer Béla Bartók sought to capture the essence of folk music in his string quartets, and in his travels across Europe and North Africa, he documented hundreds of hours of folk music, meticulously transcribing it. The quartet hopes that by sharing their performances, Bartók’s remarkable music continues its journey from ear to ear and generation to generation just as the folk music that inspired it.

Chiara String Quartet – Bartók by Heart, Part II

August 31, 2016 - 7:00pm Hungarian composer Béla Bartók sought to capture the essence of folk music in his string quartets, and in his travels across Europe and North Africa, he documented hundreds of hours of folk music, meticulously transcribing it. The quartet hopes that by sharing their performances, Bartók’s remarkable music continues its journey from ear to ear and generation to generation just as the folk music that inspired it.

Psychic Twin

Sep 24, 2016 - 7:00pm In dreams, we rarely know what we are running from or toward. We only know we must keep running, continue searching. Psychic Twin’s debut album, Strange Diary, lives in that state of surreal urgency. What’s in front of us or behind us can’t be described, but we are sure in our bones that what we are searching for exists just a few steps away.

The Revolution Vol. 7

September 24, 2016 - 10:00pm THE REVOLUTION is an emerging musical series that highlights artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture in 2016 but who are standing in the breeding ground of an evolution within their genre.

Winterreise: An die fernen Geliebten: monodramas by Beethoven and Jeremy Gill

December 13, 2016 - 7:00pm Baritone Jonathan Hays, composer/pianist Jeremy Gill, and director/actor Copeland Woodruff present two staged German-language song cycles. Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte, and Gill's Helian.