Scott Wollschleger: Bringing Something Incomprehensible Into This World

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Composer Scott Wollschleger, whose works are featured prominently in two upcoming concerts in New York City, discusses the piano, the importance of words, and the decaying of America.

Playlist.

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by Tom Carter, Eva-Maria Houben, Aaron Cassidy, and Jennifer Higdon.

On the Record: January 26, 2018

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This week On the Record turns the spotlight on singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and media personality David Garland, whose expansive new album 'Verdancy' arrives on March 20.

Kate Soper: Still Heeding the Call of Sirens

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Rebecca S. Lentjes speaks with composer, performer, and writer Kate Soper, whose critically acclaimed 2014 opera 'Here Be Sirens' will be staged in a new production at National Sawdust Jan. 28.

International Contemporary Ensemble Appoints Rebekah Heller as Artistic Director

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Rebekah Heller, a dynamic bassoon virtuoso and a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2008, has just been named that trailblazing institution's newest co-Artistic Director.

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings by Sarah Hennies, Sylvie Courvoisier, A Thousand Other Names, and Tetuzi Akiyama/Magnus Granberg/Henrik Olsson.

On the Record: January 19, 2018

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This week On the Record features an exclusive stream of a Kraftwerk cover by the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, whose 'All Can Work' arrives Jan. 26 on New Amsterdam Records.

Julius Eastman: A Radical Legacy Celebrated at the Kitchen

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David Menestres talks with Mary Jane Leach and Christopher McIntyre about 'Julius Eastman: That Which Is Fundamental,' an extensive interdisciplinary retrospective running Jan. 19-Feb. 10 at the Kitchen and other venues.

Missy Mazzoli: Examining the American Dream Onstage

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Missy Mazzoli, whose new opera 'Proving Up' has its premiere at the Kennedy Center Jan. 19 and 21, talks about examining the American Dream onstage, the urge to compose, and the slow pace of progress.

You Should Be Following: Wynton Grant

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You should be following Wynton Grant, a conservatory-trained violinist whose crash course in personal finance helped him become a Los Angeles homeowner at 25.