JG Thirlwell: Cartoons, Chamber Music, and the Art of Managing Time

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JG Thirlwell, famed for his groundbreaking industrial-rock work as well as his scores for animated TV hits, talks to Steve Dollar about the chamber project he presents at National Sawdust Feb 28-March 1.

New Music Premiere: Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir

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Listen to an exclusive premiere of '48 Images of the Moon' by Þuríður Jónsdóttir, played by Icelandic-American cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir on her forthcoming Sono Luminus debut, 'Vernacular.'

In Review: Wang Lu Composer Portrait

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Brin Solomon reviews a Composer Portrait concert featuring music by Wang Lu, as performed by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble and Yarn/Wire at Miller Theatre on Feb. 21.

Playlist (earthbound, starblind).

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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 the Tom Rainey Trio, Philip Glass (x 11!), Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, and Toby Driver.

On the Record: February 22, 2019

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This week in "On the Record," trekking deep into 'Columbia Icefield,' an album of icy majesty and hidden mystery by trumpeter Nate Wooley. Plus, dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.

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.