Thea Musgrave: Celebrating a Life With Music

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Composer Thea Musgrave, whose 90th birthday will be celebrated by performers worldwide this season, talks to Rebecca S. Lentjes about her illustrious career and the keys to her creativity.

Stephanie Richards: Musician in Motion

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Stephanie Richards, a trumpeter and composer whose resume includes gigs with Kanye West, David Byrne, Butch Morris, and Asphalt Orchestra, discusses her debut album, 'Fullmoon.'

You Should Be Following: Theresa Kim

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Theresa Kim's drive, ingenuity, and passion to provide young musicians from around the globe with quality training and a chance to collaborate led her to found International Music Sessions, a flourishing festival.

Ellen Reid: Transforming Colors and Big Ideas Into Sound and Action

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Ellen Reid, whose 'dreams of the new world' has its world premiere by the Los Angeles Master Chorus at Walt Disney Hall May 13, talks about her background, her process, and working with young women composers.

Dave Holland: A Seasoned Explorer Sails into Uncharted Territories

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Veteran bassist, composer, and bandleader Dave Holland talks about early encounters with the English free-improvisation scene, and his return to open-form music on 'Uncharted Territories,' coming on May 11.

Lesley Flanigan: Sound, Intuition, and Process

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National Sawdust Log checks in with composer, vocalist, and instrument builder Lesley Flanigan, who presents a substantial premiere at Red Bull Music Festival New York on May 9.

Victoria Bond: Conducting a Life at the Cutting Edge

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Composer, conductor, and curator Victoria Bond talks about her creative development, experiences with Harry Partch and Pierre Boulez, and what led her to start Cutting Edge Concerts, which opens its 21st season April 9.

Rafiq Bhatia: Designing Sounds That Contain Multitudes

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Guitarist Rafiq Bhatia talks about abandoning old habits and discovering new tools to make his new album, 'Breaking Language,' which he'll celebrate at National Sawdust on April 9.

Clarice Jensen: A Consummate Team Player Calls Her Own Tune

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Cellist Clarice Jensen, founder of the versatile and in-demand new-music ensemble ACME, talks about her new solo album, 'For this from that will be filled,' on which she makes her debut as a composer.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Tales of Intuition and Inspiration

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Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir talks with violist, composer, and writer Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti about her creative path and work, including a new piece the New York Philharmonic will introduce April 4-6.