Laura Karpman and MaryClare Brzytwa: Evening the Score in Music for Media

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MaryClare Brzytwa, executive director of Technology and Applied Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, talks with composer Laura Karpman about issues faced by women composing for media.

Shelley Washington and Gemma Peacocke: Confronting Sexism from Male Allies

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Extending a conversation brought into focus by a Twitter ban, John Hong talks with composers Shelley Washington and Gemma Peacocke about sexist interactions with purported male allies.

Mamie Minch: Giving Girls the Tools to Succeed

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Brooklyn musician and luthier Mamie Minch talks about her fondness for vintage instruments, how she got her start repairing them, and the ukulele-building camp for girls she'll run at Jalopy Theatre July 16-21.

Brin Solomon: Genders, Voices, and Salt

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Brin Solomon, a composer, performer, and writer, talks to Zoë Madonna about 'Defiant, Majestic, and Beautiful,' a new song cycle about life under transmisogyny they will present at Dixon Place July 10.

Robbie Lee: Breathing New Life into Ancient Winds

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Watch a video from 'Opalescence,' a gripping album of spontaneous compositions by Norbert Rodenkirchen, Robbie Lee, and James Ilgenfritz, and read an extensive interview with Lee about its making.

Marti Epstein: Webern, Influence, and the Space Between Things

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Boston composer Marti Epstein, whose music is paired with works by Webern and others in the Trinity Wall Street series "Time's Arrow" June 19 and 21, talks to David Weininger about her creative path.

Hildegard Profile: X. Lee

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Composer X. Lee, one of three winners of National Sawdust's inaugural Hildegard Competition, discusses their work with the groundbreaking German electronic musician Alva Noto.

Hildegard Profile: Emma O'Halloran

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Composer Emma O'Halloran, one of three winners of National Sawdust's inaugural Hildegard Competition, discusses her work with composer and performer Angélica Negrón.

Hildegard Profile: Kayla Cashetta

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Composer Kayla Cashetta, one of three winners of National Sawdust's inaugural Hildegard Competition, discusses her work with composer, performer, and media artist Pamela Z.

Charlie Looker: Complex Ideas and Simple Answers

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On his orchestral-metal debut solo LP, Simple Answers, Charlie Looker contemplates difficult philosophical issues with some of his most intricate and complex writing to date.