https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Face-inset-2.jpg 600 900 Jennifer Gersten https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Jennifer Gersten2019-02-15 16:00:542019-02-15 16:08:24In Review: Face the Music
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.
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Olivia Giovetti responds to "Music for Change: The Banned Countries," a 90-minute sonic protest against the 2017 "Muslim bans" conceived and performed by Kronos Quartet at Zankel Hall on Feb. 8.
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Brin Solomon reviews "Soloicity," an intimate evening of diverse composer-performers playing solo sets, curated by Molly Joyce for the Metropolis Ensemble at 1 Rivington St.
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This week in "On the Record," the quietly revolutionary guitarist and composer Michael Gregory Jackson returns with a vivid new album, recorded with a spry Danish band. Plus, dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.
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Rebecca S. Lentjes reviews a Fresh Squeezed Opera program featuring world premieres by Whitney George, Gabrielle Herbst, and Gemma Peacocke, written for female voices and centering female perspectives, experiences, and representations
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This week in "On the Record," a close look at "Works on Paper," an engrossing collaboration between sound and visual artists Gil Sansón and Lance Austin Olsen. Plus, dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.
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Brin Solomon reviews 'Citizen,' a new album on which the pianist Bruce Levingston presents classic and contemporary works that grapple with issues of citizenship, emphasizing individual, personal stories of belonging.
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This week's On the Record column features cellists Lori Goldston and Judith Hamann, whose new album, 'Alloys,' achieves the elemental fusion its title suggests. Plus, listings for dozens of new and upcoming releases.
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This week's On the Record column highlights a tranquil, mesmerizing EP by composer Andrew McIntosh, soprano Esteli Gomez, and members of Yarn/Wire, along with listings for dozens of new and upcoming releases.
https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Prism-banner.jpg 800 1500 Rebecca Lentjes https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/national-sawdust-log.png Rebecca Lentjes2019-01-16 16:49:092019-01-16 16:55:15In Review: Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins, p r i s m
Rebecca S. Lentjes offers a powerful, in-depth consideration of 'p r i s m,' an opera by Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins presented at La MaMa E.T.C. during the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival.