PUBLIQuartet: Improvising the Future of Chamber Music

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PUBLIQuartet cellist Amanda Gookin chats with Amanda Angel about "Freedom and Faith," the group’s second album, which it will showcase on Feb. 10 as part of a season-long residency at National Sawdust.

Yarn/Wire: Building a New Model for Making New Music

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Russell Greenberg, a founding member of the groundbreaking quartet Yarn/Wire, talks with Brad Cohan about the group's origin and inspiration, operating in disparate musical scenes, and improvising new music at the Stone.

Sarah Gibson: Finding the Music in Visual Art

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Composer-pianist Sarah Gibson, whose 'warp & weft' gets its world premiere by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Jan. 26 and 27, talks to Catherine Womack about her creative path, her new piece, and what it was like to interact with LACO "Sound Investors."

Angelica Negron: Revealing Personal Truth Through Beautiful Illusion

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Composer-performer Angélica Negrón talks to Olivia Giovetti about 'Chimera,' her new opera for drag-queen performers, portions of which will premiere during the FERUS Festival at National Sawdust.

Wendy Eisenberg: Embracing Complexity and Duality

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Wendy Eisenberg, a fast-rising improvising guitarist, composer, and bandleader, talks about her creative path, including two wildly disparate albums newly released by Tzadik and VDSQ.

Andie Springer: Tones and Tales

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Violinist Andie Springer talks to Steve Dollar about her debut release, 'Dandelion,' a video album that evokes her creative journey through collaborations with composers and videographers.

Matthew Dear: Otherness, Fatherhood, and the Wisdom in Talking to Strangers

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Ahead of his National Sawdust show Nov. 16, Matthew Dear chats with Justin Joffe about embracing his inner oddball, staying up with the dance community after becoming a dad, and talking to strangers on airplanes.

David Dominique: Revealing the Man Behind Mask

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Composer and trombonist David Dominique talks about his background in New York, his development in Los Angeles, and the tumultuous period that resulted in his bold new album, 'Mask.'

Myra Melford: Taking Flight Where Life Leads Her

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Improvising pianist, composer, and bandleader Myra Melford talks at length about her newest audio and video releases, why working with women has become more vital, and the vibrant life she's built in California.

Nate Wooley: Plays Whole With Others

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Trumpeter Nate Wooley talks with Kurt Gottschalk about the second "For/With" festival, at Issue Project Room Oct. 31-Nov. 1, and what it means to commission works for "the trumpet player as a whole."