Linda Shaver-Gleason: Exit Interview with a Public Musicologist

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Public musicologist and blogger Linda Shaver-Gleason, who recently entered hospice to face her final days with cancer, talks with William Robin about what led to her work, why she pursued it, and what she'll leave behind.

Best of 2019: Noteworthy Recordings

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National Sawdust Log editor and lead writer Steve Smith looks back at the recordings that made a lasting impact in 2019, surveying contemporary and canonical concert music, jazz, pop, and more.

Best of 2019: 10 Memorable Musical Events

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National Sawdust Log editor and lead writer Steve Smith looks back at the 10 most memorable performances he attended in New York City during 2019.

Jacob Kirkegaard: Creating Space for Awareness with Sound

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Having witnessed 'TESTIMONIUM' at the 2019 Ultima Festival, journalist and critic Charles Shafaieh talks with Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard about his practice, methods, and intent.

Playlist (A Bone to Pick with Time).

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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 Oceans Roar 1000 Drums, Anna Meredith, Julianna Barwick, and Prince.

On the Record: December 20, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new tapes (yes, tapes) from Julianna Barwick and Mike Weis, plus dozens of listings for releases coming in the New Year.

In Review: Brandon Lopez

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Improvising bassist, composer, and bandleader Brandon Lopez opened a Roulette residency with a quartet that demanded to be seen and heard live, Brin Solomon reports.

Terry Riley: Pursuing Musical Bliss with Family and Friends

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Ahead of two major concerts at Pioneer Works Dec. 20 and 21 in anticipation of his 85th birthday, the iconic composer and improviser Terry Riley talks to Steve Dollar about enjoying life on the road.

JACK Quartet: Exploring New Frontiers in Collaboration

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In advance of JACK Frontiers, a new two-night event JACK Quartet presents free of charge at The New School Dec. 17 & 18, the quartet members and composers share thoughts about creating music together.

On the Record: December 13, 2019

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This week in On the Record, new releases from a.pe.ri.od.ic, James Ilgenfritz, Nickolas Mohanna, Moondog, and Yevgeniy Sharlat, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.