Hildegard Profile: Niloufar Nourbakhsh

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Niloufar Nourbakhsh, one of three winners of National Sawdust's 2019 Hildegard Competition, discusses her work with fellow composer Missy Mazzoli.

In Review: Attacca Quartet

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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.

Lucy M. Caplan on Shirley Graham Du Bois and Tom-Tom

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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.

Dale Trumbore: Asking Questions and Tackling Self-Doubt

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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.

In Review: Wang Lu Composer Portrait

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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.

In Review: Face the Music

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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.

In Review: Soloicity

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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.

In Review: Fresh Squeezed Opera, 'The Female Gaze'

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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

PUBLIQuartet: Improvising the Future of Chamber Music

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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.

Sarah Gibson: Finding the Music in Visual Art

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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."