Missy Mazzoli: Examining the American Dream Onstage

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Missy Mazzoli, whose new opera 'Proving Up' has its premiere at the Kennedy Center Jan. 19 and 21, talks about examining the American Dream onstage, the urge to compose, and the slow pace of progress.

Nicole Mitchell: Science Fiction and Sound Strategies

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Nicole Mitchell, a dynamic flutist, composer, bandleader, and teacher named artist-in-residence for the 2018 Winter JazzFest in New York City, discusses her creative path and aspirations in and beyond music.

Claron McFadden: The Secrets We All Share

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In 'Secrets,' a multimedia theatrical concert coming to National Sawdust Jan. 13 & 14, Claron McFadden deploys the breadth of her technique to bring to light the stories we all hide from the world.

In Review: Gabrielle Herbst in A Room of One's Own

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“A Room of One’s Own,” a new MATA series launched Dec. 15 with a Gabrielle Herbst event, provides the opportunity for female-identifying composers to try out new ideas in a low-pressure environment.

Jenny Hval: Testing the Boundaries of Performance

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Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval, who performs at National Sawdust on Dec. 18, speaks with Sasha Geffen about touring, collaboration, and smuggling intestines through airport security.

Ikue Mori: Sustenance and Renewal in Downtown Music

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Trailblazing percussionist, electronic composer, and improviser Ikue Mori talks about community, continuity, and renewal in New York's downtown music scene.

Women in Jazz: Blues and the Objectifying Truth

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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.

Pauchi Sasaki: Designing New Relationships with Technology

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Ahead of her Dec. 8 performance with the American Composers Orchestra, Pauchi Sasaki talks about her artistic practice, her evolutionary view of technology, and trying to keep up with Philip Glass

Sarah Hennies: The Art of Exposing Hidden Possibilities

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Even for an artist as versatile and unpredictable as Sarah Hennies, 'Contralto,' an hour-long work for vocalists on video with strings and percussion, represents a substantial achievement.

Ione: Bringing to Life a New Opera with Pauline Oliveros

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Claire Chase speaks with writer, director, and performer Ione about 'The Nubian Word for Flowers,' the new opera she created with Pauline Oliveros, which has its premiere at Roulette Nov. 30.