On the Record: September 20, 2019

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This week in On the Record, a chat with Nate Cross, whose ecstatic-jazz and experimental-music imprint Astral Spirits is celebrating its fifth anniversary in fiery style. Plus, dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.

Video Premiere: Ashley Bathgate

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Watch an exclusive premiere of Ashley Bathgate's new video for Andrew Norman's 'For Ashley,' featured on the cellist's new album, 'ASH,' coming Sept. 27 on New Amsterdam Records.

In Review: Lara Downes

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Drawing upon two recent albums and welcoming a handful of well-chosen guests, the pianist Lara Downes celebrated the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birthday in a National Sawdust recital.

Playlist (The oxygen is thin).

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This week's tally of memorable things Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Toshio Hosokawa, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jaimie Branch, and Sarah Hennies.

On the Record: September 13, 2019

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This week in On the Record, the violinist Jennifer Koh turns a pair of boundary-defying recitals into a compelling new album. Plus, dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.

In Review: Stephen Gosling

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Surrounded on three sides by audience members onstage, pianist Stephen Gosling gave the world premiere of a wildly imaginative extended composition by John Zorn to open the Miller Theatre's new season.

In Review: Kamala Sankaram, Looking at You

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'Looking at You,' a devastatingly smart, immersive techno-noir opera by Kamala Sankaram running through Sept. 21 at HERE, questions the reliability of technology, reviewer Olivia Giovetti reports.

Playlist (Stand still on the edge).

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This week's tally of memorable things Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Éliane Radigue, John Cage, Alan Gilbert with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, and Kaija Saariaho.

On the Record: September 6, 2019

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This week in On the Record: Boston pianist and new-music advocate Sarah Bob shows her range on a revealing new solo CD. Plus, dozens of listings for new and forthcoming recordings.

In Review: Chris Kallmyer, Ensemble

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In 'Ensemble,' reviewed by Catherine Womack at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, composer and artist Chris Kallmyer uses melodies, harmonics, visual input, and audience participation to evoke sensations of connection.