Nicole Mitchell: Science Fiction and Sound Strategies

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Nicole Mitchell, a dynamic flutist, composer, bandleader, and teacher named artist-in-residence for the 2018 Winter JazzFest in New York City, discusses her creative path and aspirations in and beyond music.

Playlist.

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings by Mike Shiflet, Johnny Gandelsman, Henryk Gorecki, and Arvo Pärt.

On the Record: January 12, 2018

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Introducing On the Record, a weekly column meant to round up details about new and pending recordings of interest to the new-music community.

Paola Prestini Honored by National Organization of Italian American Women

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Composer Paola Prestini, co-founder and artistic director of National Sawdust, will be one of three women from the New York area to be formally recognized by the National Organization of Italian American Women on January 17.

Playlist.

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings by Chaya Czernowin, Milica Djordjević, Natasha Barrett, Onuté Narbataité, and the Juilliard String Quartet.

Your Guide to National Sawdust's Ferus Festival 2018

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Before the fifth annual FERUS Festival begins at National Sawdust on Jan. 11, we've asked each participant to tell us, in just a sentence or two, what an audience member might expect to see and hear.

Claron McFadden: The Secrets We All Share

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In 'Secrets,' a multimedia theatrical concert coming to National Sawdust Jan. 13 & 14, Claron McFadden deploys the breadth of her technique to bring to light the stories we all hide from the world.

Rolling Out a Better National Sawdust Log

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In the spirit of starting a New Year fresh, we're implementing a few small but meaningful changes on National Sawdust Log… and we're looking for new contributors.