On the Record: February 16, 2018

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This week in On the Record, listen to exclusive streaming previews from 'Mind Out of Matter,' a new "secular oratorio" by composer Scott Johnson with Alarm Will Sound, coming out on Tzadik Feb. 23.

Infinite Palette: Building a Platform for Bold Collaborations

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William Brittelle, Kate Nordstrum, and Daniel Wohl, founders of the curatorial collaborative Infinite Palette, talk about their origin, aspirations, and the projects they're presenting at Symphony Space Feb. 16-17.

A Classical Musician's Case for Mozart in the Jungle

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National Sawdust Log's John Hong shares his uniquely informed insights about the new fourth season of Mozart in the Jungle, which debuts Feb. 16 on Amazon Prime.

Poliça and s t a r g a z e: True Collaboration is a Lot Like Being in Love

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Memebers of Minneapolis synth-pop group Poliça and German orchestral collective s t a r g a z e discuss collaborating on 'Music for the Long Emergency,' which they'll play at Symphony Space Feb. 17.

John Corigliano: At 80, Taking Stock of His Back Pages

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The composer John Corigliano, who celebrates his 80th birthday on February 16 with a concert at National Sawdust, talks about the pieces featured on that program and in other forthcoming festivities.

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by Henry Threadgill, Pablo Santiago Chin, Lea Bertucci, Eva-Maria Houben, and Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Olivia Block and Lea Bertucci: Sharing Stories, Comparing Notes

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Electroacoustic composer-performers Olivia Block and Lea Bertucci share their thoughts on space, illumination, composition, and communication in advance of their shared bill at Issue Project Room Feb. 10.

On the Record: February 9, 2018

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This week in On the Record, news of a powerful reunion of English improv titans Dave Holland and Evan Parker, due May 11 on Dare2 Records, plus details about dozens of upcoming recordings.

Nels Cline: Paying Tribute, Playing from the Heart

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Protean guitar hero Nels Cline talks about John Abercrombie and Jimi Hendrix, the subjects of upcoming tribute shows in Brooklyn, and Cup, his duo with wife Yuka C. Honda, playing National Sawdust Feb. 14.

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by Clara de Asís, Michael Pisaro, Nadje Noordhuis & James Shipp, and Gabriel Saloman.