https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Attacca-inset-1.jpg 600 900 Rebecca S. Lentjes https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Rebecca S. Lentjes2019-05-06 13:00:502019-05-06 13:09:34In Review: Attacca Quartet
Even when it's played in a literal crypt, the music of Caroline Shaw as played by the Attacca Quartet provides sensations of vitality and joy, related in a review by Rebecca S. Lentjes.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shirley-banner.jpg 800 1500 Brin Solomon https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Brin Solomon2019-04-01 16:23:142019-04-01 16:34:44Lucy M. Caplan on Shirley Graham Du Bois and Tom-Tom
Ahead of a performance and panel discussion about Shirley Graham Du Bois and her opera 'Tom-Tom' at National Sawdust April 4, Brin Solomon speaks with scholar Lucy M. Caplan about the composer and work.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dale-Trumbore-banner.jpg 800 1500 Catherine Womack https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Catherine Womack2019-03-14 01:00:302019-03-14 00:45:46Dale Trumbore: Asking Questions and Tackling Self-Doubt
Dale Trumbore, a successful composer with big events ahead in Los Angeles March 17 and New York City April 27-28, talks to Catherine Womack about overcoming self-doubt and finding a creative groove.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Wang-banner.jpg 800 1500 Brin Solomon https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Brin Solomon2019-02-26 15:00:262019-03-05 11:05:29In Review: Wang Lu Composer Portrait
Brin Solomon reviews a Composer Portrait concert featuring music by Wang Lu, as performed by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble and Yarn/Wire at Miller Theatre on Feb. 21.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Face-inset-2.jpg 600 900 Jennifer Gersten https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Jennifer Gersten2019-02-15 16:00:542019-02-26 15:38:25In Review: Face the Music
For musicians of older generations, to watch Face the Music handle improvisation-based works by black female composers at National Sawdust on Feb. 11 was to attempt to mute one's envy, critic and musician Jennifer Gersten asserts.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Soloicity-banner.jpg 800 1500 Brin Solomon https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Brin Solomon2019-02-12 15:25:052019-02-15 16:08:59In Review: Soloicity
Brin Solomon reviews "Soloicity," an intimate evening of diverse composer-performers playing solo sets, curated by Molly Joyce for the Metropolis Ensemble at 1 Rivington St.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Gaze-inset-2.jpg 600 899 Rebecca S. Lentjes https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Rebecca S. Lentjes2019-02-08 17:41:462019-02-08 18:35:59In Review: Fresh Squeezed Opera, 'The Female Gaze'
Rebecca S. Lentjes reviews a Fresh Squeezed Opera program featuring world premieres by Whitney George, Gabrielle Herbst, and Gemma Peacocke, written for female voices and centering female perspectives, experiences, and representations
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PUBLIQ-inset-2.jpg 600 900 Amanda Angel https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Amanda Angel2019-02-07 13:21:452019-02-26 15:36:44PUBLIQuartet: Improvising the Future of Chamber Music
PUBLIQuartet cellist Amanda Gookin chats with Amanda Angel about "Freedom and Faith," the group’s second album, which it will showcase on Feb. 10 as part of a season-long residency at National Sawdust.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Gibson-banner-2.jpg 800 1500 Catherine Womack https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Catherine Womack2019-01-22 16:41:552019-01-22 16:50:21Sarah Gibson: Finding the Music in Visual Art
Composer-pianist Sarah Gibson, whose 'warp & weft' gets its world premiere by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Jan. 26 and 27, talks to Catherine Womack about her creative path, her new piece, and what it was like to interact with LACO "Sound Investors."
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Prism-banner.jpg 800 1500 Rebecca S. Lentjes https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Rebecca S. Lentjes2019-01-16 16:49:092019-01-16 16:55:15In Review: Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins, p r i s m
Rebecca S. Lentjes offers a powerful, in-depth consideration of 'p r i s m,' an opera by Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins presented at La MaMa E.T.C. during the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival.