Leila Bordreuil: The Physical Force of Sound

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Improvising cellist and composer Leila Bordreuil speaks to Olivia Giovetti about her creative practice, her interest in the sensory force of sound, and upcoming projects at Issue Project Room and the Kitchen.

Gavin Rayna Russom: Synthesizing a Social Counterpoint

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LCD Soundsystem synth wizard Gavin Rayna Russom talks to Piotr Orlov about her National Sawdust residency, which begins in collaboration with pioneering minimalist Terry Riley on Sept. 15.

Miranda Cuckson: Violinist in Tune with the Times

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Violinist Miranda Cuckson, an artist deeply committed to modern music, tells Kurt Gottschalk about upcoming collaborations with composers Michael Hersch and Katharina Rosenberger at National Sawdust.

Sumac: Heady Metal, Heavy Improvisation

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Ahead of shows at St. Vitus and National Sawdust, Aaron Turner of Sumac talks about mixing metal and free improvisation, working with Keiji Haino, and making the band's newest album, 'Love in Shadow.'

You Should Be Following: Mariella Haubs and Jocelyn Zhu

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John Hong profiles Mariella Haubs and Jocelyn Zhu, two Juilliard-trained violinists who mastered the art of asking in seeking to serve refugees worldwide with Concerts for Compassion.

Rinde Eckert: Embracing What Comes Naturally

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The multifarious singer, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and performance artist Rinde Eckert talks to journalist Steve Dollar about 'The Natural World,' a new album on which Eckert goes it alone—literally.

Naomi André: Engaging Black Experience in Opera

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Scholar Naomi André talks to Lara Pellegrinelli about 'Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement,' her new book about the intersection of opera and black culture, singers, and characters in the U.S. and South Africa.

Alan Braufman, Cooper-Moore, and Nabil Ayers: Return to the Valley

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Brad Cohan speaks with Alan Braufman, Cooper-Moore, and Nabil Ayers about the New York City loft-jazz scene and a newly reissue of a fabled LP, 'Valley of Search,' to be played live at National Sawdust Aug. 3.

You Should Be Following: Weixiong Wang

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You Should Be Following: Weixiong Wang, a Juilliard-trained clarinetist turned recording-studio entrepreneur, whose Skillman Music has served clients from Lang Lang to Logic.

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.