News: ICECommons Composer Residencies Announced

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Ross Karre, co-artistic director of the International Contemporary Ensemble, talks about the group's new ICECommons Artists-in-Residence, the first six of whom have just been named.

Simon Hanes: Morricone, Evolution, and Making Ends Meet

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Ahead of National Sawdust shows on April 25 and June 26, Tredici Bacci leader Simon Hanes talks with Steve Dollar about Italian pop, artistic evolution, the perils of nostalgia, and operating a big group in New York.

Making Art in Today's Social Climate: Programming and Advocacy

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How can programming and advocacy responsibly and productively serve identity-based art and its makers? Hear from voices of experience in the final installment of a three-part series by Annika Socolofsky.

Profiles in Innovation: Black Thought

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Black Thought – Tariq Trotter, the world-renowned emcee who co-founded the groundbreaking hip hop band The Roots in 1987, will be honored in the 2019 National Sawdust Gala.

Dawn Upshaw: Singers, Students, and Teachers

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Ahead of two National Sawdust concerts with students from the Bard College Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts program that she'll leave behind in June, Dawn Upshaw talks about what she achieved and what comes next.

Making Art in Today's Social Climate: Self and Other

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How can artists engaged in identity-based work facilitate and empower other voices, rather than appropriating them? Annika Socolofsky solicits expert testimony in the second installment of a three-part series.

Jeremy Gill: Whitman, Pascal, and Varieties of Variations

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In advance of a portrait concert at National Sawdust on April 7, composer Jeremy Gill talks to Christian Carey about the challenges of setting Whitman and Pascal, the art of variations, and more.

Lucy M. Caplan on Shirley Graham Du Bois and Tom-Tom

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Ahead of a performance and panel discussion about Shirley Graham Du Bois and her opera 'Tom-Tom' at National Sawdust April 4, Brin Solomon speaks with scholar Lucy M. Caplan about the composer and work.

Making Art in Today’s Social Climate: Meaning and Motivation

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What does it mean to make successful identity-based art—or is that even possible? Composer, performer, and writer Annika Socolofsky explores those questions and more in the first installment of a three-part series.

Dale Trumbore: Asking Questions and Tackling Self-Doubt

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Dale Trumbore, a successful composer with big events ahead in Los Angeles March 17 and New York City April 27-28, talks to Catherine Womack about overcoming self-doubt and finding a creative groove.