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.

Sumac: Heady Metal, Heavy Improvisation

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Ahead of shows at St. Vitus and National Sawdust, Aaron Turner of Sumac talks about mixing metal and free improvisation, working with Keiji Haino, and making the band's newest album, 'Love in Shadow.'

Rinde Eckert: Embracing What Comes Naturally

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The multifarious singer, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and performance artist Rinde Eckert talks to journalist Steve Dollar about 'The Natural World,' a new album on which Eckert goes it alone—literally.

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.