Elena Ruehr – Lift – Irina Muresanu, Jennifer Kloetzel, Sarah Bob, Ethan Filner (Avie)
> Lift; Second Violin Sonata; Klein Suite; Adrienne and Amy; Prelude Variations; The Scarlatti Effect
Sarah Nemtsov – Central Park/Manhattan – Riot Ensemble (Soundcloud; 2019)
Toshio Hosokawa – gardens – Ukho Ensemble Kyiv/Luigi Gaggero (Kairos; 2019)
> Drawing; Im Frühlingsgarten; Nachtmusik; Singing Garden; Voyage V
Nick Dunston – Atlantic Extraction (Out of Your Head; due Nov. 1, 2019. More information here.)
Taylor Ho Bynum – The Ambiguity Manifesto (Firehouse 12; due Sept. 20, 2019)
Jaimie Branch – FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of paradise (International Anthem; due Oct. 11, 2019)
Tyshawn Sorey and Marilyn Crispell – The Adornment of Time (Pi Recordings; due Sept. 27, 2019. More information here.)
John Croft – Seirēnes (First Hand; 2019)
> Intermedio I – Richard Craig; Seirēnes – Richard Craig, Diego Castro Magaš, Emma Richards, Alice Purton; La terra lagrimosa…una luce vermiglia – Séverine Ballon; Intermedio III – Marij van Gorkom
John Zorn – In the Hall of Mirrors – Stephen Gosling, Greg Cohen, Tyshawn Sorey (Tzadik; 2014. Audio samples here.)
John Zorn – Encomia – Stephen Gosling, Chris Otto (Tzadik; 2019. Audio samples here.)
> Preludes: Book One; Encomia: Five Short Pieces for Solo Piano; Die Traumdeutung
Sarah Hennies – Reservoir 1: Preservation (Black Truffle; due Sept. 27, 2019. Audio sample here.)
Qasim Naqvi – Preamble – Contemporary Music Ensemble of NYU/Jonathan Haas (self-released; 2019)
R.E.M. – “Fascinating” (R.E.M. HQ; 2004/2019)
Jaap Blonk, James Falzone, Owen Davis, Rob Wallace – First Encounters No. 1 (Nonessential; 2019)
Cecil Taylor – Poschiavo (Black Sun; 2018)
Lea Bertucci and Amirtha Kidambi – “Mass of Dissolution” at The Kitchen, Jan. 24, 2019 (Vimeo; 2019)
Prince Rupert’s Drops – Run Slow (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond; 2012)
The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble – Music of Georges I. Gurdjieff (ECM; 2011. Audio samples here.)
The Gurdjieff Ensemble – Komitas (ECM; 2015)
Dream Syndicate – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY, May 17, 2019 (NYCTaper/Archive.org; 2019)
Chris Forsyth with Garcia Peoples – Nublu, New York, NY, Sept. 6, 2019 (NYCTaper/Archive.org; 2019)
Sirius Quartet – Paths Become Lines (autentico; 2016)
> Jeremy Harman – Paths Become Lines; Fung Chern Hwei – Ceili; Gregor Huebner – Racing Mind; Fung Chern Hwei – Spidey Falls!; Gregor Huebner – String Quartet No. 4 (Op. 44, “The Wollheim Quartet”); Fung Chern Hwei – Get in Line; Jeremy Harman – Heal
Joe McPhee – Alto (Roaratorio; 2009. Audio samples here.)
Exclusively on National Sawdust Log, watch a gorgeous animated-collage video for "My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell," the title track from a forthcoming LP by composer and cellist Nick Storring.
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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 Carla Bley, Dave Douglas, Riot Ensemble, and Ludvig Forssell.
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This week in On the Record, the ingenious composer and vocalist Jennifer Walshe evokes the early history of Western music, aided by artificial intelligence. Plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.
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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 Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, Jasmine Guffond, Vanessa Rossetto, and Reinbert de Leeuw.
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