Playlist (ich hab' Erquickung not).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Jordan Nobles, Vanessa Rossetto, C. Lavender, and Dave Burrell.

On the Record: April 27, 2018

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This week in On the Record, introducing Elsewhere Records, a new label coming in June from Yuko Zama, a photojournalist, critic, and producer long associated with the Erstwhile and Gravity Wave labels.

Profiles in Disruption: Anthony Roth Costanzo

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Profiles in Disruption: The countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, whose art challenges assumptions beautifully and powerfully, will be honored in the 2018 National Sawdust Gala.

Profiles in Disruption: Du Yun

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Profiles in Disruption: The composer and performer Du Yun, an artist been on changing the ways we think about presence and access in the cultural sphere, will be honored in the 2018 National Sawdust Gala.

Playlist (shock value of my success).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Kendrick Lamar, Joshua Fineberg, Sarah Nemtsov, and Max Richter.

On the Record: April 20, 2018

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This week in On the Record, composer, improviser, and instrument builder Philip White talks about AntiCausal Systems, the new label he established to showcase idiosyncratic sounds and individual voices.

Profiles in Disruption: Magos Herrera

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Profiles in Disruption: The singer, songwriter, and producer Magos Herrera, whose work as an activist and ambassador goes hand in hand with her art, will be honored in the 2018 National Sawdust Gala.

Profiles in Disruption: Daniel Bernard Roumain

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Profiles in Disruption: The violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, who has made social and political activism a pillar of his artistic life, will be honored in the 2018 National Sawdust Gala.

Playlist (Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Henry Threadgill, King Crimson, Tonto's Expanding Head Band, Caroline Park… and so much Cecil Taylor (RIP).

On the Record: April 13, 2018

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This week in On the Record, drummer Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs fame discusses his long-running Drums and Drones project, to be heard on a new three-CD set coming in June on Chase's new Chaikin label.