Playlist (A Broader Sympathy).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including Wet Ink Large Ensemble, Linda Catlin Smith, Sarah Hennies, and La Mecánica Popular.

On the Record: August 17, 2018

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Seattle composer and interdisciplinary artist Nat Evans talks about 'Flyover Country,' a new EP of selections from an ambitious multimedia project about family history and westward expansion.

John Luther Adams: An Art Fully Present in the Fullness of the Present Moment

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Reflecting on the world premiere of 'In the Name of the Earth' during Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, Olivia Giovetti considers method and motivation in the music of John Luther Adams.

Playlist (Songs to Fill the Air).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including Jamie Drouin, Matthew Revert/Vanessa Rossetto, Jason Lescalleet, and Aisha Orazbayeva.

Naomi André: Engaging Black Experience in Opera

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Scholar Naomi André talks to Lara Pellegrinelli about 'Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement,' her new book about the intersection of opera and black culture, singers, and characters in the U.S. and South Africa.

In Review: The Force of Things

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Olivia Giovetti plumbs history, mystery, materiality, and more to evoke Ashley Fure's 'The Force of Things,' presented by the International Contemporary Ensemble for Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival.

Playlist (The Impression You Made).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including Public Image Ltd., Phyllis Chen and Nathan Davis, Windhand, and Jeph Jerman/Tim Barnes.

On the Record: August 3, 2018

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Yuko Zama, a longtime partner in the Erstwhile and Gravity Wave labels, talks about the initial releases on her own new imprint, Elsewhere, and shares news of three previously unannounced projects coming in October.

Alan Braufman, Cooper-Moore, and Nabil Ayers: Return to the Valley

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Brad Cohan speaks with Alan Braufman, Cooper-Moore, and Nabil Ayers about the New York City loft-jazz scene and a newly reissue of a fabled LP, 'Valley of Search,' to be played live at National Sawdust Aug. 3.