Angelica Negron: Revealing Personal Truth Through Beautiful Illusion

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Composer-performer Angélica Negrón talks to Olivia Giovetti about 'Chimera,' her new opera for drag-queen performers, portions of which will premiere during the FERUS Festival at National Sawdust.

Wendy Eisenberg: Embracing Complexity and Duality

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Wendy Eisenberg, a fast-rising improvising guitarist, composer, and bandleader, talks about her creative path, including two wildly disparate albums newly released by Tzadik and VDSQ.

Andie Springer: Tones and Tales

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Violinist Andie Springer talks to Steve Dollar about her debut release, 'Dandelion,' a video album that evokes her creative journey through collaborations with composers and videographers.

Matthew Dear: Otherness, Fatherhood, and the Wisdom in Talking to Strangers

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Ahead of his National Sawdust show Nov. 16, Matthew Dear chats with Justin Joffe about embracing his inner oddball, staying up with the dance community after becoming a dad, and talking to strangers on airplanes.

David Dominique: Revealing the Man Behind Mask

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Composer and trombonist David Dominique talks about his background in New York, his development in Los Angeles, and the tumultuous period that resulted in his bold new album, 'Mask.'

Myra Melford: Taking Flight Where Life Leads Her

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Improvising pianist, composer, and bandleader Myra Melford talks at length about her newest audio and video releases, why working with women has become more vital, and the vibrant life she's built in California.

Nate Wooley: Plays Whole With Others

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Trumpeter Nate Wooley talks with Kurt Gottschalk about the second "For/With" festival, at Issue Project Room Oct. 31-Nov. 1, and what it means to commission works for "the trumpet player as a whole."

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix: Origin of an Opera Cycle

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Provocative black-metal polymath Hunter Hunt-Hendrix talks to Brad Cohan about 'Origin of the Alimonies,' the ambitious new live-scored video opera he'll present at National Sawdust Oct. 25.

Eva-Maria Houben: The Singularity of the Moment

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Ahead of a tour during which she'll collaborate with Ordinary Affects and New England Conservatory students, German composer Eva-Maria Houben talks about scripting musical encounters and decaying sounds.

Nadia Sirota: New Music for New Audiences at the New York Philharmonic

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Violist and radio host Nadia Sirota, a potent and persuasive advocate for new music and living composers, talks about her role and her goals as creative partner at the New York Philharmonic.