Jeffrey Zeigler: Cello and the Art of Meaningful Conversation

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Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, who performs nightly in the Stone series at the New School Feb. 19-23, talks with Olivia Giovetti about improvisation as conversation, and choosing to focus on meaningful work.

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.

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.

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.

Best of 2018: National Sawdust Highlights

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Log editor Steve Smith kicks off his annual survey of the year's most memorable events and recordings with a clutch of personal highlights from a busy year at National Sawdust.

In Review: Glass Handel

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Video, dance, live-action painting—even moving seats and craned necks—were part of what Vivien Schweitzer experienced witnessing Anthony Roth Costanzo's 'Glass Handel' at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Matthew Dear: Otherness, Fatherhood, and the Wisdom in Talking to Strangers

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Ahead of his National Sawdust show Nov. 16, Matthew Dear chats with Justin Joffe about embracing his inner oddball, staying up with the dance community after becoming a dad, and talking to strangers on airplanes.

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix: Origin of an Opera Cycle

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Provocative black-metal polymath Hunter Hunt-Hendrix talks to Brad Cohan about 'Origin of the Alimonies,' the ambitious new live-scored video opera he'll present at National Sawdust Oct. 25.

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.

Miranda Cuckson: Violinist in Tune with the Times

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Violinist Miranda Cuckson, an artist deeply committed to modern music, tells Kurt Gottschalk about upcoming collaborations with composers Michael Hersch and Katharina Rosenberger at National Sawdust.