In Review: Unsound Krakow 2018

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Steve Dollar files a report from Unsound Krakow 2018, a groundbreaking, genre-blurring Polish festival that has evolved into something so much greater than the sum of its components.

Playlist (Everything Well in Tune).

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Included in this week's tally of memorable things Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears are recordings featuring sound artists from Iran, ROCO, Alvin Curran, and Henning Christiansen.

Eva-Maria Houben: The Singularity of the Moment

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Ahead of a tour during which she'll collaborate with Ordinary Affects and New England Conservatory students, German composer Eva-Maria Houben talks about scripting musical encounters and decaying sounds.

In Review: Hidejiro Honjoh, Shamisen Evolution

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Shamisen innovator Hidejiro Honjoh and International Contemporary Ensemble members blazed new collaborative trails in "Shamisen Evolution," reviewed by Jennifer Gersten at Japan Society.

Playlist (A Cassette of Fresh Screams).

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Included in this week's tally of memorable things Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears are recordings featuring Todd Barton, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Caterina Barbieri, and Henning Christiansen.

Nadia Sirota: New Music for New Audiences at the New York Philharmonic

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Violist and radio host Nadia Sirota, a potent and persuasive advocate for new music and living composers, talks about her role and her goals as creative partner at the New York Philharmonic.

In Review: Laurie Anderson and Zeitkratzer

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Xenia Hanusiak reports on a new touring work by Laurie Anderson, 'The Language of the Future,' presented in collaboration with the German ensemble Zeitkratzer at the Ultima festival in Oslo.

Jerome Kitzke: Telling Stories with the Piano

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In advance of a concert featuring his complete works for amplified speaking pianist, the composer Jerome Kitzke talks about this unique body of work with Sarah Cahill, one of the participants.

Playlist (Standing in the Swing).

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Included in this week's tally of memorable things Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears are recordings featuring Joseph C. Phillips Jr. & Numinous, Olivia Block, Nordic Affect, and Marillion.