Joel Fan: Making New Connections with Open Source Music Festival

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Pianist Joel Fan talks about his new Open Source Music Festival, a new cross-genre series aimed at exploration, collaboration, sharing and, ultimately, the reimagination of music.

Paul Pinto: Political Art and the Uncommon Sense of Thomas Paine

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Writer, performer, and director Paul Pinto discusses his new radio opera, 'Thomas Paine in Violence,' which runs through Nov. 18 at HERE Art Space in New York City.

Jane Ira Bloom: Exploring the Unruly Music of Emily Dickinson

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Saxophonist and composer Jane Ira Bloom talks about her latest project, 'Wild Lines,' an exploration of poet Emily Dickinson's musical inclinations and improvisational skills.

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by Alvin Lucier, Clara Iannotta, Thurston Moore & Umut Çaglar, Keith Rowe/Toshimaru Nakamura, and Modelbau…

RB Schlather and Joan Retallack: Stein, Thomson, and The Mother of Us All

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Director RB Schlather and dramaturg Joan Retallack discuss at length a new production of 'The Mother of Us All,' the opera by Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein they are presenting now at Hudson Hall.

Early Audition: Bruno Maderna/Luciano Berio, Now, and Then

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Listen to exclusive streaming selections from 'Now, and Then,' a new album by Dennis Russell Davies and the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana scheduled for release Nov. 17 on ECM Records.

Meet the NS Artist-in-Residence: Lidiya Yankovskaya, Activist Conductor

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Get to know conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, whose Refugee Orchestra Project is in residence at National Sawdust this season and performs there on Nov. 12.

Clara Iannotta: Bludenz and the Business of Responsible Curation

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In the four years that composer Clara Iannotta has served as artistic director of the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, representation of women composers has doubled.

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by astrïd & Rachel Grimes, Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, Gyða Valtýsdottir, the Staves & yMusic, and Björk…

Early Audition: Conrad Winslow, The Perfect Nothing Catalog

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Listen to an exclusive preview of Conrad Winslow's debut album, 'The Perfect Nothing Catalog,' played by the Cadillac Moon Ensemble, remixed by Aaron Roche, and due Nov. 17 on Innova Records.