Inside National Sawdust: Powerful Sounds

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Nicole Merritt, director of programming at National Sawdust, talks with Olivia Giovetti about Powerful Sounds, a newly launched series that explores links between sound, motion, music, and wellness.

In Review: The Turn of the Screw

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Wave Hill provided a fitting location for Britten's gothic-horror chamber opera 'The Turn of the Screw,' but a production by On Site Opera lacked coherent direction, Brin Solomon reports.

Playlist (Lost in musing circumstances).

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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 Daniel Lentz, Jessica Ackerley, Claire Rousay, and Qigang Chen.

On the Record: October 25, 2019

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This week in On the Record: new releases by Ted Hearne, Ka Baird, Philip Glass, Mary Halvorson & John Dieterich, David Lang, Jenny Lin, Miles Okazaki, Conrad Tao, and dozens more.

Janis Brenner + Muyassar Kurdi: Lessons in Laughter and Lineage

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Interdisciplinary artists Janis Brenner and Muyassar Kurdi talk to Xenia Hanusiak about intergenerational collaboration, the vitality of laughter, and "Movement on Film," their joint project at Areté Venue & Gallery.

In Review: George Lewis's Soundlines

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Memory, imagination, virtuosity, and diplomacy all played roles in a performance of recent works by George Lewis at NYU Skirball Center, reviewed by Brin Solomon.

Playlist (Visualize your world ahead).

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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 Cassandra Miller, ESSI, Alwynne Pritchard, and Garcia Peoples.

On the Record: October 18, 2019

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This week in On the Record: new releases by Matana Roberts, Cassandra Miller, Michael Formanek, Chris Speed, Guerilla Toss, Kathleen Supové, Jim James, and dozens more.

In Review: Michigan Trees

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Brin Solomon reports on a workshop performance of 'Michigan Trees,' a new fairy-tale opera by Grey Grant, in which a protagonist's desire to transform is endangered by conflicting personas.

Playlist (A Gradual Thickening of the Air).

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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 Unsuk Chin, Minor Pieces, Regular Music, and Formanex.