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.

In Review: Fresh Squeezed Opera, 'The Female Gaze'

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Rebecca S. Lentjes reviews a Fresh Squeezed Opera program featuring world premieres by Whitney George, Gabrielle Herbst, and Gemma Peacocke, written for female voices and centering female perspectives, experiences, and representations

PUBLIQuartet: Improvising the Future of Chamber Music

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PUBLIQuartet cellist Amanda Gookin chats with Amanda Angel about "Freedom and Faith," the group’s second album, which it will showcase on Feb. 10 as part of a season-long residency at National Sawdust.

Video Premiere: Jessica Pavone, 'and Maybe in the End'

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Watch the exclusive premiere of the first video from a forthcoming solo album by violist and composer Jessica Pavone, directed by Neil Cloaca Young, who helped to make the widely acclaimed portrait film 'Milford Graves Full Mantis.'

Playlist (Mysteries Dark and Vast).

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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 Jeanne Lee with Ran Blake, David Torn/Tim Berne/Ches Smith, Giovanni Lami & Glauco Salvo, and David Behrman.

On the Record: February 1, 2019

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This week in "On the Record," a close look at "Works on Paper," an engrossing collaboration between sound and visual artists Gil Sansón and Lance Austin Olsen. Plus, dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.