On the Record: August 30, 2019

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This week in On the Record: Julia Wolfe's 'Fire in my mouth' reviewed; Chicago cellist Katinka Kleijn hits Drag City with Bill MacKay; plus dozens of listings for new and forthcoming releases.

Album Review: Julia Wolfe, Fire in my mouth

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Julia Wolfe's oratorio 'Fire in my mouth' registers with intensity in a New York Philharmonic performance issued on Decca Gold, Brin Solomon asserts, even without its visual and spatial elements.

Maya Beiser: Amplifying the Heart of a Fragile Planet

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Maya Beiser talks with Olivia Giovetti about 'delugEON,' a new album on which the restlessly inventive cellist melds canonical classics and natural sounds to evoke the soul of an imperiled planet.

The Gauntlet: Making Personal Art in a Public Space

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Planners and performers who helped to create 'The Gauntlet,' a site-specific choral work National Sawdust presented at Rockefeller Center in August, reflect on the creative process and experience.

Playlist (Choose without choosing).

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This week's tally of memorable things Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes a tribute to Hardy Fox and selections featuring Ana Sokolović, Devonté Hynes with Third Coast Percussion, and Anthony Braxton.

On the Record: August 23, 2019

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This week in On the Record: Johnny Gandelsman on Kickstarter, Jim James on Decca Gold, and Northern Spy acquires NNA Tapes, plus dozens of listings for new and forthcoming releases.

Playlist (Hear the sirens call).

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This week's tally of memorable things Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Charmaine Lee, Gabber Modus Operandi, Ensemble Musikfabrik, and Michael Oesterle.

On the Record: August 16, 2019

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This week in On the Record, Decca Gold announces a new recording of Julia Wolfe's gripping oratorio 'Fire in my mouth,' played by the New York Philharmonic and guests—plus listings for dozens of new and upcoming releases.

Bent Duo: Queering Musical Relations with Ramble

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Daniel Stephen Johnson speaks with Bill Solomon of Bent Duo about 'Ramble,' a durational event aimed at queering relations among its participants, to be presented at Le Petits Versailles on August 16.

Playlist (Depicted in their prime).

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This week's tally of memorable things Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring the Iranian Female Composers Association, Jessica Pavone, Bailey/Bennink/Parker, and Chaya Czernowin.