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.

Inside National Sawdust: Powerful Sounds

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Nicole Merritt, director of programming at National Sawdust, talks with Olivia Giovetti about Powerful Sounds, a newly launched series that explores links between sound, motion, music, and wellness.

Janis Brenner + Muyassar Kurdi: Lessons in Laughter and Lineage

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Interdisciplinary artists Janis Brenner and Muyassar Kurdi talk to Xenia Hanusiak about intergenerational collaboration, the vitality of laughter, and "Movement on Film," their joint project at Areté Venue & Gallery.

Rhys Chatham: Music to Honor Nature and a Nurturer

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Rhys Chatham, whose new composition 'The Sun Too Close to the Earth' has its world premiere at Issue Project Room Oct. 4-5, talks to Steve Dollar about music, magic, and remembering Suzanne Fiol.

Jessica Pavone: The Art and Science of Vibrating Strings

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As Jessica Pavone prepares to celebrate the release of her newest album, 'Brick and Mortar,' the improvising violist, composer, and bandleader talks to Steve Dollar about her long path back to ensemble music.

Maya Beiser: Amplifying the Heart of a Fragile Planet

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Maya Beiser talks with Olivia Giovetti about 'delugEON,' a new album on which the restlessly inventive cellist melds canonical classics and natural sounds to evoke the soul of an imperiled planet.

Bent Duo: Queering Musical Relations with Ramble

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Daniel Stephen Johnson speaks with Bill Solomon of Bent Duo about 'Ramble,' a durational event aimed at queering relations among its participants, to be presented at Le Petits Versailles on August 16.