RE:sounding: In Praise of Petr Kotik

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Something remarkable happened a little just over a month ago: For one day in August, and likely for a day or two before and afterward, Petr Kotik had a hit record. That unlikely state hadn't come entirely from out of the blue.

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Transient Canvas, Seth Parker Woods, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Sarah Angliss, Laura Cannell, Ruby the Hatchet, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

Edward Yim: Symphonic Dreams at the American Composers Orchestra

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Edward Yim, recently named president of the American Composers Orchestra following prominent roles at the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York City Opera, discusses the ACO's new season and institutional aspirations.

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Olivia Block, Quatuor Bozzini, Third Coast Percussion, Wolf Eyes, Ex Eye, High Aura'd, Steven Wilson, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

National Sawdust Announces Season 3: Origins

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National Sawdust (NS), the unparalleled artist-led incubator in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, has announced the theme of its third season: Origins. Bringing its progressive values to the forefront, the non-profit assembles an extraordinary lineup of multicultural curators from six continents, whose programming celebrates diversity in culture through diversity in music.

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Matt Mitchell, Incantation, Sannhet, Eva-Maria Houben, Byron Westbrook, Ian William Craig, Spectral Voice, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

RE:sounding: JACK Quartet and Quatuor Bozzini

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In performances at the DiMenna Center and the Whitney Museum, the JACK Quartet and Quatuor Bozzini delivered riveting performances of compelling contemporary works.

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EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, Keith Rowe/Michael Pisaro, Del Sol String Quartet with Gyan Riley, Ramones, Quatuor Bozzini, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

At Bandcamp, a musical model for social activism.

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On August 4, the digital music retailer Bandcamp has responded to the Trump administration's tweeted declaration of discrimination against transgender troops serving in the military, pledging all profits raised from midnight to midnight, Pacific Standard Time, to the Transgender Law Center.