In Review: Patricia Brennan

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Lana Norris reviews the premiere performance of 'Raíces Jarochos,' vibraphonist and composer Patricia Brennan's musical love letter to her Mexican home town, presented at National Sawdust in December.

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.

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.

In Review: Midori

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Performing at (Le) Poisson Rouge, the violinist Midori and the pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute presented that rare treat: a program of 20th- and 21st-century works played with impeccable polish, Brin Solomon relates.

In Review: counter)induction

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Miller Theatre's inviting Pop-Up format bolstered sensations of intimacy when the new-music ensemble counter)induction played works by Jessica Meyer, in a concert reviewed by Vanessa Ague.

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.

In Review: A Night of Women Composers

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Vivien Schweitzer reviews the opening night National Sawdust's fifth season, a mix of compositions and improvisations honoring Clara Schumann, Meredith Monk, Mary Lou Williams, and other distinguished creators.

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.

In Review: Lara Downes

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Drawing upon two recent albums and welcoming a handful of well-chosen guests, the pianist Lara Downes celebrated the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birthday in a National Sawdust recital.

In Review: Kamala Sankaram, Looking at You

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'Looking at You,' a devastatingly smart, immersive techno-noir opera by Kamala Sankaram running through Sept. 21 at HERE, questions the reliability of technology, reviewer Olivia Giovetti reports.