Album Review: Bruce Levingston, Citizen

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Brin Solomon reviews 'Citizen,' a new album on which the pianist Bruce Levingston presents classic and contemporary works that grapple with issues of citizenship, emphasizing individual, personal stories of belonging.

Yarn/Wire: Building a New Model for Making New Music

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Russell Greenberg, a founding member of the groundbreaking quartet Yarn/Wire, talks with Brad Cohan about the group's origin and inspiration, operating in disparate musical scenes, and improvising new music at the Stone.

Playlist (Dreams You Still Believe).

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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Buke and Gase, Sun Ra, Michael Byron, and Michael Oesterle.

On the Record: January 25, 2019

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This week's On the Record column features cellists Lori Goldston and Judith Hamann, whose new album, 'Alloys,' achieves the elemental fusion its title suggests. Plus, listings for dozens of new and upcoming releases.

Sarah Gibson: Finding the Music in Visual Art

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Composer-pianist Sarah Gibson, whose 'warp & weft' gets its world premiere by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Jan. 26 and 27, talks to Catherine Womack about her creative path, her new piece, and what it was like to interact with LACO "Sound Investors."

Playlist (Preaching on the Burning Shore).

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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Daníel Bjarnason, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Catherine Lamb, and Annette Bik.

On the Record: January 18, 2019

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This week's On the Record column highlights a tranquil, mesmerizing EP by composer Andrew McIntosh, soprano Esteli Gomez, and members of Yarn/Wire, along with listings for dozens of new and upcoming releases.

In Review: Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins, p r i s m

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Rebecca S. Lentjes offers a powerful, in-depth consideration of 'p r i s m,' an opera by Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins presented at La MaMa E.T.C. during the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival.

New Music Premiere: Unheard-of//Ensemble

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Listen to an exclusive premiere of 'Maple' by composer Christopher Stark, performed by New York quartet Unheard-of//Ensemble on an ambitious and impressive debut album due January 19.

In Review: PROTOTYPE Festival 2019

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Having attended nearly all of its offerings this year, Brin Solomon weighs in on the thrills and challenges, successes and shortcomings of the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival.