Alan Braufman, Cooper-Moore, and Nabil Ayers: Return to the Valley

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Brad Cohan speaks with Alan Braufman, Cooper-Moore, and Nabil Ayers about the New York City loft-jazz scene and a newly reissue of a fabled LP, 'Valley of Search,' to be played live at National Sawdust Aug. 3.

Brin Solomon: Genders, Voices, and Salt

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Brin Solomon, a composer, performer, and writer, talks to Zoë Madonna about 'Defiant, Majestic, and Beautiful,' a new song cycle about life under transmisogyny they will present at Dixon Place July 10.

Performance Review: Hildegard Competition Concert

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On June 12, National Sawdust hosted the culminating event of its inaugural Hildegard Competition, which seeks to encourage inclusivity in the arts through the mentorship of women and non-binary composers.

Hildegard Profile: X. Lee

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Composer X. Lee, one of three winners of National Sawdust's inaugural Hildegard Competition, discusses their work with the groundbreaking German electronic musician Alva Noto.

Hildegard Profile: Emma O'Halloran

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Composer Emma O'Halloran, one of three winners of National Sawdust's inaugural Hildegard Competition, discusses her work with composer and performer Angélica Negrón.

Hildegard Profile: Kayla Cashetta

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Composer Kayla Cashetta, one of three winners of National Sawdust's inaugural Hildegard Competition, discusses her work with composer, performer, and media artist Pamela Z.

Charlie Looker: Complex Ideas and Simple Answers

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On his orchestral-metal debut solo LP, Simple Answers, Charlie Looker contemplates difficult philosophical issues with some of his most intricate and complex writing to date.

Stephanie Richards: Musician in Motion

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Stephanie Richards, a trumpeter and composer whose resume includes gigs with Kanye West, David Byrne, Butch Morris, and Asphalt Orchestra, discusses her debut album, 'Fullmoon.'

Profiles in Disruption: Tanya Tagaq

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Profiles in Disruption: The Inuk vocalist Tanya Tagaq, whose distinctive throat singing is at once a roar of furious indignation and a cry of proud resistance, will be honored in the 2018 National Sawdust Gala

Profiles in Disruption: Joyce DiDonato

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Profiles in Disruption: The mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, whose artistic mission has taken her to the world's greatest stages and to working with prison inmates, will be honored in the 2018 National Sawdust Gala.