In Review: Resonant Bodies Festival

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Pondering the Resonant Bodies Festival presented at Roulette Sept. 11-13, Olivia Giovetti wonders whether it's possible for Americans in 2018 to come together in a state of listening.

On the Record: September 14, 2018

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This week in On the Record, listen to an exclusive preview stream of 'Visitors,' a new album by the organ-driven power trio of JP Schlegelmilch, Jonathan Goldberger, and Jim Black, due Sept. 21 on Skirl Records.

Gavin Rayna Russom: Synthesizing a Social Counterpoint

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LCD Soundsystem synth wizard Gavin Rayna Russom talks to Piotr Orlov about her National Sawdust residency, which begins in collaboration with pioneering minimalist Terry Riley on Sept. 15.

Miranda Cuckson: Violinist in Tune with the Times

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Violinist Miranda Cuckson, an artist deeply committed to modern music, tells Kurt Gottschalk about upcoming collaborations with composers Michael Hersch and Katharina Rosenberger at National Sawdust.

Playlist (The Sweep of Centuries).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including Keith Rowe, Sumac, Christian Wolff, and the Tesla Quartet.

Sumac: Heady Metal, Heavy Improvisation

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Ahead of shows at St. Vitus and National Sawdust, Aaron Turner of Sumac talks about mixing metal and free improvisation, working with Keiji Haino, and making the band's newest album, 'Love in Shadow.'

Playlist (Churning My Direction).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including Metallica, Thrainn Hjalmarsson, NNA Tapes, and Sarah Davachi.