https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/JLA-banner.jpg 800 1499 Olivia Giovetti https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Olivia Giovetti2018-08-14 17:52:082018-08-14 18:17:31John Luther Adams: An Art Fully Present in the Fullness of the Present Moment
Reflecting on the world premiere of 'In the Name of the Earth' during Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, Olivia Giovetti considers method and motivation in the music of John Luther Adams.
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Sarah Cahill, a celebrated pianist, radio host, and journalist based in the Bay Area, shares her thoughts about Garden of Memory, an annual summer solstice event she and friends guide each year in Oakland.
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Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya describes how working with the Refugee Orchestra Project, which performs at National Sawdust March 4, fosters a view of collaboration as key to mutual understanding and regard.
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Jazz journalist and scholar Lara Pellegrinelli addresses issues of harassment and abuse endured by women in jazz, the #MeToo groundswell, and why recent reports of improvement might be premature.
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It was only a matter of time before classical music found itself mired in the sexual harassment and abuse reckoning now sweeping through American industries, from Hollywood to news media, politics, and beyond.
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Pianist Joel Fan talks about his new Open Source Music Festival, a new cross-genre series aimed at exploration, collaboration, sharing and, ultimately, the reimagination of music.
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Developing a career as an artist carries a certain pressure to project inevitability. So Percussion is in the fortunate position of now having a stable career and an established vision. Writing now, I can’t think of how any of this would have happened without David Lang.
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I’ve been writing music criticism since I graduated college in 2012, but about a year ago I made the decision only to review concerts with at least one woman (or trans or nonbinary) composer on the program. I was tired of attending concerts featuring exclusively the music of white men, and tired of frantically sifting through concert season announcements that came in the mail, only to find a single token white woman amidst a sea of white men. People around me were perplexed.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18451879_10154399546631087_1771347973_o.jpg 1365 2048 Steven Schick https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Steven Schick2017-05-11 17:38:312017-12-27 18:38:04Steven Schick: In Pursuit of an Externally Facing Artistic Practice
Making music today must be about nothing less than asserting moral force. It must be about how we — we who have so much and who live so fully — can act responsibly in a world where so many have so little. It must be about the voices too faint to hear.
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The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a gala event held in New York, meant to raise funds to bring a Chinese panda to the city. Meanwhile, in The Guardian Vladimir Ashkenazy called upon British musicians to maintain artistic relationships with Europe, despite any potential barriers imposed by Brexit. Each case illustrates a different approach undertaken to dissolve borders. Both exemplify “soft power."