Angelica Negron: Revealing Personal Truth Through Beautiful Illusion

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Composer-performer Angélica Negrón talks to Olivia Giovetti about 'Chimera,' her new opera for drag-queen performers, portions of which will premiere during the FERUS Festival at National Sawdust.

Wendy Eisenberg: Embracing Complexity and Duality

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Wendy Eisenberg, a fast-rising improvising guitarist, composer, and bandleader, talks about her creative path, including two wildly disparate albums newly released by Tzadik and VDSQ.

In Review: Kinds of Kings

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Kinds of Kings are hardly a homogenous bunch, and their music reflects it—Brin Solomon reviews a concert the collective presented with Metropolis Ensemble on Dec. 9.

Andie Springer: Tones and Tales

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Violinist Andie Springer talks to Steve Dollar about her debut release, 'Dandelion,' a video album that evokes her creative journey through collaborations with composers and videographers.

In Review: Du Yun Composer Portrait

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A Miller Theatre Composer Portrait showcasing high priestess of musical eclecticism Du Yun, Jennifer Gersten writes, displayed her formidable skill for making her influences cohere as visceral, gratifying narratives.

Myra Melford: Taking Flight Where Life Leads Her

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Improvising pianist, composer, and bandleader Myra Melford talks at length about her newest audio and video releases, why working with women has become more vital, and the vibrant life she's built in California.

Eva-Maria Houben: The Singularity of the Moment

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Ahead of a tour during which she'll collaborate with Ordinary Affects and New England Conservatory students, German composer Eva-Maria Houben talks about scripting musical encounters and decaying sounds.

Leila Bordreuil: The Physical Force of Sound

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Improvising cellist and composer Leila Bordreuil speaks to Olivia Giovetti about her creative practice, her interest in the sensory force of sound, and upcoming projects at Issue Project Room and the Kitchen.

Gavin Rayna Russom: Synthesizing a Social Counterpoint

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LCD Soundsystem synth wizard Gavin Rayna Russom talks to Piotr Orlov about her National Sawdust residency, which begins in collaboration with pioneering minimalist Terry Riley on Sept. 15.

In Review: Kate Amrine

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Rebecca S. Lentjes reviews a delightful hour-long recital by trumpeter Kate Amrine, featuring a mix of inventive and topical works, presented at Areté Venue & Gallery in Brooklyn.