Playlist (Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Eva-Maria Houben, Napalm Death, Weston Olencki, Christina Vantzou, and Cecil Taylor (RIP).

On the Record: April 6, 2018

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This week in On the Record, details about a new album by the influential trumpeter, composer, and "Fourth World" pioneer Jon Hassell, due June 8 on his own new label, Ndeya.

Victoria Bond: Conducting a Life at the Cutting Edge

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Composer, conductor, and curator Victoria Bond talks about her creative development, experiences with Harry Partch and Pierre Boulez, and what led her to start Cutting Edge Concerts, which opens its 21st season April 9.

Rafiq Bhatia: Designing Sounds That Contain Multitudes

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Guitarist Rafiq Bhatia talks about abandoning old habits and discovering new tools to make his new album, 'Breaking Language,' which he'll celebrate at National Sawdust on April 9.

Clarice Jensen: A Consummate Team Player Calls Her Own Tune

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Cellist Clarice Jensen, founder of the versatile and in-demand new-music ensemble ACME, talks about her new solo album, 'For this from that will be filled,' on which she makes her debut as a composer.

Playlist.

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Sarah Davachi, Kyle Gann, Steve Tibbetts, Christina Vantzou, and Michael Winter.