Lucy Dhegrae: From Trauma to Testimony in The Processing Series

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In advance of her season-long National Sawdust residency, vocalist Lucy Dhegrae speaks with Olivia Giovetti about the intensely personal story at the heart of her project, which includes four commissioned premieres.

Inside National Sawdust: Powerful Sounds

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Nicole Merritt, director of programming at National Sawdust, talks with Olivia Giovetti about Powerful Sounds, a newly launched series that explores links between sound, motion, music, and wellness.

In Review: A Night of Women Composers

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Vivien Schweitzer reviews the opening night National Sawdust's fifth season, a mix of compositions and improvisations honoring Clara Schumann, Meredith Monk, Mary Lou Williams, and other distinguished creators.

In Review: Lara Downes

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Drawing upon two recent albums and welcoming a handful of well-chosen guests, the pianist Lara Downes celebrated the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birthday in a National Sawdust recital.

The Gauntlet: Making Personal Art in a Public Space

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Planners and performers who helped to create 'The Gauntlet,' a site-specific choral work National Sawdust presented at Rockefeller Center in August, reflect on the creative process and experience.

In Review: Hildegard Competition Concert

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Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh reviews the 2019 Hildegard Competition Concert, including premieres by the three winners as well as works by six finalists, presented on June 4 at National Sawdust.

Student CoLab: Setting the Stage for Tomorrow's Changemakers

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Olivia Giovetti reports on Student CoLab, a National Sawdust initiative that facilitates a creative collaboration between Williamsburg student artists and Amanda Gookin's Forward Music Project.

Hildegard Profile: Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir

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Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, one of three winners of National Sawdust's 2019 Hildegard Competition, discusses their work with fellow composer Angélica Negrón.

Hildegard Profile: inti figgis-vizueta

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inti figgis-vizueta, one of three winners of National Sawdust's 2019 Hildegard Competition, discusses their work with fellow composer Nico Muhly.

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.