New Music Preview: Nick Storring

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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.

Kid Millions: Through Pain and Recovery to Creative Possibility

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Drummer-bandleader Kid Millions talks to Brad Cohan about 'The Accident,' coming to Roulette Feb. 28: precisely two years after the life-altering car crash the biographical multimedia piece recounts.

Playlist (The Clamorous Choir of Birds).

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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.

On the Record: February 21, 2020

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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.

In Review: New York Festival of Song

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Too many noteworthy songs by U.S. composers are neglected after their premiere; here, Brin Solomon reflects on a concert by New York Festival of Song devoted to encore performances for a decade's worth of music.

Playlist (Songs to Be Sung).

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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.

On the Record: February 14, 2020

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This week in On the Record: New on Elsewhere, the French pianist and composer Melaine Dalibert lavishes his sensitive touch on music by Anastassis Philippakopoulos. Plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.

New Music Preview: yMusic

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Listen to Gabriella Smith's 'Mare,' an exclusive preview of a new album by yMusic, 'Ecstatic Science,' arriving on February 14 from New Amsterdam Records.

Inside National Sawdust: Against the Grain Theatre in Residence

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DIrector Joel Ivany and composer Michelle DiBucci talk to Olivia Giovetti about 'Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup,' the timely chamber opera Against the Grain Theatre is workshopping in residence at National Sawdust.

Playlist (Stand in Defiance).

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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 Hildur Guðnadóttir, Kaffe Matthews, Tim Berne's Snakeoil, and Nick Storring.