In Review: Midori Takada at the Kitchen

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Midori Takada, a Japanese percussionist whose career skyrocketed after YouTube helped to unearth a magical solo album, offered a mysterious ritual involving music and more at the Kitchen on May 21.

Thea Musgrave: Celebrating a Life With Music

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Composer Thea Musgrave, whose 90th birthday will be celebrated by performers worldwide this season, talks to Rebecca S. Lentjes about her illustrious career and the keys to her creativity.

Stephanie Richards: Musician in Motion

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Stephanie Richards, a trumpeter and composer whose resume includes gigs with Kanye West, David Byrne, Butch Morris, and Asphalt Orchestra, discusses her debut album, 'Fullmoon.'

In Review: Julia Wolfe, Spinning

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Never one to shy away from making a statement, the composer Julia Wolfe evoked women's strength and labor in 'Spinning,' presented by Maya Beiser for Peak Performances May 10-13.

Profiles in Disruption: Tanya Tagaq

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Profiles in Disruption: The Inuk vocalist Tanya Tagaq, whose distinctive throat singing is at once a roar of furious indignation and a cry of proud resistance, will be honored in the 2018 National Sawdust Gala

Ellen Reid: Transforming Colors and Big Ideas Into Sound and Action

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Ellen Reid, whose 'dreams of the new world' has its world premiere by the Los Angeles Master Chorus at Walt Disney Hall May 13, talks about her background, her process, and working with young women composers.

Lesley Flanigan: Sound, Intuition, and Process

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National Sawdust Log checks in with composer, vocalist, and instrument builder Lesley Flanigan, who presents a substantial premiere at Red Bull Music Festival New York on May 9.

Victoria Bond: Conducting a Life at the Cutting Edge

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Composer, conductor, and curator Victoria Bond talks about her creative development, experiences with Harry Partch and Pierre Boulez, and what led her to start Cutting Edge Concerts, which opens its 21st season April 9.

Clarice Jensen: A Consummate Team Player Calls Her Own Tune

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Cellist Clarice Jensen, founder of the versatile and in-demand new-music ensemble ACME, talks about her new solo album, 'For this from that will be filled,' on which she makes her debut as a composer.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Tales of Intuition and Inspiration

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Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir talks with violist, composer, and writer Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti about her creative path and work, including a new piece the New York Philharmonic will introduce April 4-6.