https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Brennan-inset.jpg 600 900 Lana Norris https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Lana Norris2020-01-07 12:30:572020-01-07 12:42:44In Review: Patricia Brennan
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.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Kings-banner.jpg 800 1500 Vanessa Ague https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Vanessa Ague2019-12-11 22:30:442019-12-11 22:31:01Inside National Sawdust: Kinds of Kings in Residence
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.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Lucy-top-inset.jpg 600 900 Olivia Giovetti https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Olivia Giovetti2019-11-14 12:15:472019-11-14 14:43:35Lucy Dhegrae: From Trauma to Testimony in The Processing Series
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.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Midori-inset.jpg 600 900 Brin Solomon https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Brin Solomon2019-11-05 19:05:042019-11-06 10:45:28In Review: Midori
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.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/counterinduction-banner.jpg 800 1500 Vanessa Ague https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Vanessa Ague2019-11-04 12:30:032019-11-07 09:53:24In Review: counter)induction
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.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Brenner-Kurdi-inset.jpg 600 900 Steve Smith https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Steve Smith2019-10-23 17:54:522019-10-28 11:36:43Janis Brenner + Muyassar Kurdi: Lessons in Laughter and Lineage
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.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/women-composers-inset-2.jpg 600 900 Vivien Schweitzer https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Vivien Schweitzer2019-10-01 00:00:162019-10-01 10:42:44In Review: A Night of Women Composers
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.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Pavone-inset-1.jpg 600 900 Steve Dollar https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Steve Dollar2019-09-30 18:00:332019-09-30 19:19:28Jessica Pavone: The Art and Science of Vibrating Strings
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.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Downes-banner.jpg 800 1500 Xenia Hanusiak https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Xenia Hanusiak2019-09-17 17:00:282019-09-30 14:43:37In Review: Lara Downes
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.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Looking-banner.jpg 800 1500 Olivia Giovetti https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Olivia Giovetti2019-09-10 13:30:452019-09-10 13:42:42In Review: Kamala Sankaram, Looking at You
'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.