The Blue Hour: The Art of Collaboration

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Violinist Sarah Darling and composer Rachel Grimes talk about the birth and evolution of 'The Blue Hour,' a song cycle jointly composed for A Far Cry by Grimes, Angelica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider.

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by Markus Reuter, Evan Johnson, Morgan Evans-Weiler, George Lewis, William Schuman, and Fret…

Introducing the Hildegard Series

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Announcing The Hildegard Series, an ongoing component of the National Sawdust Log that will focus exclusively on the stories, issues, and activities of female-identifying composers, performers, and professionals involved in the contemporary music world.

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by La Tène, Robert Ashley, Annea Lockwood, Valentin Silvestrov, King Crimson, and Èliane Radigue…

Wolf Parade: Vanishing Creative Communities and the Privilege of Making Art

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Wolf Parade members Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug talk about about privileged classes making art, vanishing creative communities, and what it takes to stare down the political zeitgeist through song.

Early Audition: Nicholas Deyoe, for Duane

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Listen to an exclusive full-album stream of 'for Duane' by composer Nicholas Deyoe, due Oct. 20 on Populist Records, and read about the personal relationships that shaped the music.

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by Reinier Van Houdt, Django Bates’s Belovèd, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Richard Horowitz, Gyða Valtýsdottir, Plaistow, and Sun Ra…

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by Éliane Radigue, fraufraulein, David Lee Myers, Tangerine Dream, Ashley Walters, Nicholas Deyoe, and more.