On the Record: September 28, 2018

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This week in On the Record, Bandcamp urges music lovers to rock the vote… plus news of Laraaji's excellent Acid adventure, and dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.

In Review: Julia Bullock at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Vivien Schweitzer reviews "History's Persistent Voice," the first event presented by soprano Julia Bullock in her ambitious five-program MetLive Arts residency.

Playlist (so süß die Sinne mir zwingt).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including Richard Wagner, Katharina Rosenberger, Gérard Pesson, and Kelly Moran.

Leila Bordreuil: The Physical Force of Sound

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Improvising cellist and composer Leila Bordreuil speaks to Olivia Giovetti about her creative practice, her interest in the sensory force of sound, and upcoming projects at Issue Project Room and the Kitchen.

In Review: MATA Divine Mysteries: Ángeloi

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Reviewing the latest concert in a new series presented by MATA, Lana Norris ponders the potential for sacred music to emphasize not only creativity, but also dialogue and awareness.

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.