Hildegard Profile: Niloufar Nourbakhsh

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Niloufar Nourbakhsh, one of three winners of National Sawdust's 2019 Hildegard Competition, discusses her work with fellow composer Missy Mazzoli.

Playlist (Blinking at a star).

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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 Alvin Curran, Linda Catlin Smith, Lea Bertucci, and Chris Forsyth.

In Review: Kelly Moran

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Kelly Moran extended the capacity of the piano – though alterations, electronics, and visual complements – in a concert at Roulette, reviewed by Rebecca S. Lentjes.

In Review: The Stonewall Operas

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The Stonewall Riots, with their mythic aspects and contemporary resonances, inspired four brief new operas presented by NYU and American Opera Projects, reviewed by Brin Solomon.

News: ICECommons Composer Residencies Announced

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Ross Karre, co-artistic director of the International Contemporary Ensemble, talks about the group's new ICECommons Artists-in-Residence, the first six of whom have just been named.

Playlist (Something like a bird).

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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 Rew, Christian Wolff, Ellen Arkbro, and John Zorn.

Video Premiere: Linda May Han Oh

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Ahead of Linda May Han Oh's National Sawdust show May 16, watch a video premiere from her new album, 'Aventurine,' which finds the bassist, composer, and bandleader celebrating creativity and evolution.

Playlist (Rainbow spirals round and round).

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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 Sunn O))), the Dream Syndicate, Kyle Bobby Dunn, and Vanessa Rossetto.

In Review: ONE Festival

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At the 2019 ONE Festival mounted by Opera Omaha in April, individual vision combined with collaborative effort to create a broad range of successful, memorable experiences, Xenia Hanusiak reports.

In Review: The Handmaid's Tale

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Olivia Giovetti responds to a new Boston Lyric Opera presentation of 'The Handmaid's Tale,' the Poul Ruders opera based on Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, in an eerily timely site-specific production.