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.

Jane Ira Bloom: Exploring the Unruly Music of Emily Dickinson

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Saxophonist and composer Jane Ira Bloom talks about her latest project, 'Wild Lines,' an exploration of poet Emily Dickinson's musical inclinations and improvisational skills.

Meet the NS Artist-in-Residence: Lidiya Yankovskaya, Activist Conductor

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Get to know conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, whose Refugee Orchestra Project is in residence at National Sawdust this season and performs there on Nov. 12.

Clara Iannotta: Bludenz and the Business of Responsible Curation

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In the four years that composer Clara Iannotta has served as artistic director of the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, representation of women composers has doubled.

The Blue Hour: The Art of Collaboration

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Violinist Sarah Darling and composer Rachel Grimes talk about the birth and evolution of 'The Blue Hour,' a song cycle jointly composed for A Far Cry by Grimes, Angelica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider.

Introducing the Hildegard Series

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Announcing The Hildegard Series, an ongoing component of the National Sawdust Log that will focus exclusively on the stories, issues, and activities of female-identifying composers, performers, and professionals involved in the contemporary music world.