Sarah Hennies: The Art of Exposing Hidden Possibilities

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Even for an artist as versatile and unpredictable as Sarah Hennies, 'Contralto,' an hour-long work for vocalists on video with strings and percussion, represents a substantial achievement.

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by Roger Eno, Thantifaxath, Sarah Hennies, Kevin Drumm, and Bruford…

Ione: Bringing to Life a New Opera with Pauline Oliveros

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Claire Chase speaks with writer, director, and performer Ione about 'The Nubian Word for Flowers,' the new opera she created with Pauline Oliveros, which has its premiere at Roulette Nov. 30.

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by Chepang, Thantifaxath, Jason Moran, Courtney Swain, and the Hafler Trio…

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.