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.

Profiles in Disruption: Anthony Roth Costanzo

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Profiles in Disruption: The countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, whose art challenges assumptions beautifully and powerfully, will be honored in the 2018 National Sawdust Gala.

Profiles in Disruption: Du Yun

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Profiles in Disruption: The composer and performer Du Yun, an artist been on changing the ways we think about presence and access in the cultural sphere, will be honored in the 2018 National Sawdust Gala.

Profiles in Disruption: Magos Herrera

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Profiles in Disruption: The singer, songwriter, and producer Magos Herrera, whose work as an activist and ambassador goes hand in hand with her art, will be honored in the 2018 National Sawdust Gala.

Profiles in Disruption: Daniel Bernard Roumain

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Profiles in Disruption: The violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, who has made social and political activism a pillar of his artistic life, will be honored in the 2018 National Sawdust Gala.

Rafiq Bhatia: Designing Sounds That Contain Multitudes

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Guitarist Rafiq Bhatia talks about abandoning old habits and discovering new tools to make his new album, 'Breaking Language,' which he'll celebrate at National Sawdust on April 9.

Jennifer Koh: Pushing Past Limits for Art and Community

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Jennifer Koh, a briliiant violinist and tireless innovator on the concert stage, talks about 'Limitless,' a new project emphasizing composers who also perform, premiering at National Sawdust March 15 and 31.