Craig Shepard: Composing a Space for Reflection and Healing

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Composer Craig Shepard talks to Lana Norris about 'Broken Silence,' a new composition intended to foster dialogue and healing in the wake of sexual-abuse scandals in the Catholic Church.

Linda Shaver-Gleason: Exit Interview with a Public Musicologist

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Public musicologist and blogger Linda Shaver-Gleason, who recently entered hospice to face her final days with cancer, talks with William Robin about what led to her work, why she pursued it, and what she'll leave behind.

Jacob Kirkegaard: Creating Space for Awareness with Sound

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Having witnessed 'TESTIMONIUM' at the 2019 Ultima Festival, journalist and critic Charles Shafaieh talks with Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard about his practice, methods, and intent.

Terry Riley: Pursuing Musical Bliss with Family and Friends

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Ahead of two major concerts at Pioneer Works Dec. 20 and 21 in anticipation of his 85th birthday, the iconic composer and improviser Terry Riley talks to Steve Dollar about enjoying life on the road.

JACK Quartet: Exploring New Frontiers in Collaboration

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In advance of JACK Frontiers, a new two-night event JACK Quartet presents free of charge at The New School Dec. 17 & 18, the quartet members and composers share thoughts about creating music together.

Lucy Shelton: A Gourmet Guide to Modern Song

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Previewing what promises to be a delectable recital at National Sawdust on Dec. 15, the celebrated vocalist Lucy Shelton disclosed her recipe for success to singer, conductor, and composer Amber Evans

Inside National Sawdust: Kinds of Kings in Residence

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Previewing a National Sawdust residency that gets underway Dec. 13, Vanessa Ague talks with Kinds of Kings founders Gemma Peacocke and Shelley Washington, and fellowship recipient Andrew M. Rodriguez.

Melissa Smey: Portrait of a Curator in Evolution

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Melissa Smey, executive director of Columbia University's Miller Theatre since 2009, reflects on the 20-year history and evolution of the institution's popular, trend-setting Composer Portraits series.

Nick Podgurski: Finding Epiphany in Collaboration

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Ahead of a performance with Feast of the Epiphany, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and lyricist Nick Podgurski talks with Brad Cohan about the project's foundations in collaboration, folk music, Nashville guitar, and more.

Lucy Dhegrae: From Trauma to Testimony in The Processing Series

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In advance of her season-long National Sawdust residency, vocalist Lucy Dhegrae speaks with Olivia Giovetti about the intensely personal story at the heart of her project, which includes four commissioned premieres.