Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Tales of Intuition and Inspiration

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Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir talks with violist, composer, and writer Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti about her creative path and work, including a new piece the New York Philharmonic will introduce April 4-6.

Christopher Cerrone and Third Coast Percussion: Collaborative Creativity

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Composer Christopher Cerrone and percussionist David Skidmore discuss works that Third Coast Percussion will play in a Miller Theater Composer Portrait concert on March 29.

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Pierluigi Billone, Derek Bailey & Company, Lucy Railton, and Pere Ubu.

On the Record: March 23, 2018

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In this week's On the Record, guitarist and composer Gyan Riley talks about his new solo abum, 'Sprig,' which arrives on March 30, one day after a record-release celebration at National Sawdust.

Courtney Bryan: Creativity, Collaboration, and Completing the Picture

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Composer-performer Courtney Bryan, who has performances upcoming in Baltimore and New York City, speaks with Lucy Caplan about the joys of collaboration and the need to confront social injustice with her art.

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Stephen O'Malley & Anthony Pateras, Klein, Joshua Redman, and Sarah Hennies.

On the Record: March 16, 2018

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This week in On the Record, Los Angeles bassist and composer Scott Worthington and IIKKI label founder Mathias Van Eecloo share details of 'Orbit,' an elegant new LP and art book due March 19.

You Should Be Following: Darren Creech

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You Should Be Following: Darren Creech, whose pursuit of a boldly queer performance practice helped him to develop entrepreneurial skills and a virtuosic knack for the art of asking.

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Chaya Czernowin, Toshiya Tsunoda/Taku Unami, the New York Philharmonic, and Anne Guthrie.

On the Record: March 9, 2018

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In this week's On the Record, read an interview with John Zorn about his Masada odyssey, from beginning to end, and hear exclusive streaming excerpts from his new limited-edition box set, 'The Book Beriah.'