Video Premiere: Beat Circus, "These Wicked Things"

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Watch the exclusive premiere of the first video from These Wicked Things, the fourth album by Boston music institution Beat Circus and the conclusion of its "Weird American Gothic" trilogy.

String Noise: Punk Rock and Other Wild Experiments

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Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, the married musicians of violin duo String Noise, talk to Steve Dollar about punk rock and wild experimentation in advance of shows this week at Areté in Greenpoint.

Jeffrey Zeigler: Cello and the Art of Meaningful Conversation

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Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, who performs nightly in the Stone series at the New School Feb. 19-23, talks with Olivia Giovetti about improvisation as conversation, and choosing to focus on meaningful work.

Playlist (Forgot About the Time).

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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 Japanese ambient music, NbN, Paul DeMarinis, and Rajna Swaminathan.

On the Record: February 15, 2019

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This week in "On the Record," the enterprising experimentalists of Yarn/Wire issue the fifth volume in their essential 'Currents' series—collect all six! Plus, dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.

In Review: Face the Music

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For musicians of older generations, to watch Face the Music handle improvisation-based works by black female composers at National Sawdust on Feb. 11 was to attempt to mute one's envy, critic and musician Jennifer Gersten asserts.

In Review: Kronos Quartet, 'Music for Change: The Banned Countries'

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Olivia Giovetti responds to "Music for Change: The Banned Countries," a 90-minute sonic protest against the 2017 "Muslim bans" conceived and performed by Kronos Quartet at Zankel Hall on Feb. 8.

In Review: Soloicity

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Brin Solomon reviews "Soloicity," an intimate evening of diverse composer-performers playing solo sets, curated by Molly Joyce for the Metropolis Ensemble at 1 Rivington St.

Playlist (Veo a través del tiempo).

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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 Michael Pisaro, David Sanford, Laura Cannell, and Edmund Finnis.

On the Record: February 8, 2019

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This week in "On the Record," the quietly revolutionary guitarist and composer Michael Gregory Jackson returns with a vivid new album, recorded with a spry Danish band. Plus, dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.