In Review: Christopher Cerrone with Wild Up

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In a Los Angeles concert reviewed by Catherine Womack, the new-music ensemble Wild Up celebrated a new album featuring works by Christopher Cerrone, which cumulatively achieve an operatic impact.

Playlist (Dreaming).

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This week's tally of memorable things Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Carl Stone, Sarah Longfield, and Jerusalem in My Heart.

Album Review: Éamon Boylan, Soft Butter

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Brin Solomon reviews 'Soft Butter,' the original cast recording of a musical-theater work by Éamon Boylan that uses macabre and dreamlike imagery to poetically evoke personal truths about trans life.

Playlist (Mercury's in retrograde).

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This week's tally of memorable things Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Yugen Blakrok, Winfried Mühlum-Pyrápheros, electronic artists serving a noble cause, and Ben Johnston.

In Review: Blue

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Vivien Schweitzer reviews 'Blue,' a timely new opera by librettist/director Tazewell Thompson and composer Jeanine Tesori, staged in its world-premiere production at the Glimmerglass Festival.

In Review: SWELL

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SWELL, a new experimental song cycle by multiple composers and lyricists presented at HERE on July 14, zooms in on deeply personal stories of immigrants and their descendants, Brin Solomon reports.

Playlist (History repeats itself).

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This week's tally of memorable things Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Nivhek, Kali Malone, Caterina Barbieri, and Pauline Oliveros.

In Review: Oliver Beer, Vessel Orchestra

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In Vessel Orchestra, now on view at The Met Breuer, the British artist Oliver Beer transforms 32 diverse art objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art into a curiously harmonious musical instrument.

Playlist (Greensleeves by Mozart).

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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 Jennifer Walshe, Little Simz, Ensemble neoN, and Félicia Atkinson.

Playlist (Chinen In).

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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 Sonic Youth, Davies/Sylvian/Wastell, CUP, and Jason Moran.