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Lea Bertucci, Alex Mincek, Miles Mosley, Katharina Rosenberger, Jute Gyte, Alan Gilbert, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

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Luke Martin, John Adams, Áine O’Dwyer, Steve Flato, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

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Cameron Graves, Eva-Maria Houben, Alex Cline, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

Musing on the fate of music journalism.

National Sawdust has not only taken a keen interest in monitoring and evaluating the current state of music journalism and criticism from its inception, but also more recently has pursued an active role in fostering its continued health. We talk regularly with journalists, critics, institutions, and other influential figures about the state of our collective affairs – now, we’ll be sharing some of those conversations with the reading public.

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Rafał Blechacz, Max Richter, Anthony Braxton, Herbie Hancock, Sarah Davachi, Misha Mengelberg, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

Amanda Gookin: The Art of Revolution

Springtime is nearly upon us – some days lately have felt like it’s already here, plus ça climate change – and with the new season’s arrival comes a fresh programmatic thrust at National Sawdust: Spring Revolution, a festival that focuses this year on female empowerment and discourse. The series gets off to a strong start on Wednesday, March 1, with a performance by Amanda Gookin, a cellist, activist, organizer, and founding member of PUBLIQuartet.

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CEP, John Adams, Terry Riley, Jim O’Rourke, Áine O’Dwyer, Sarah Davachi, Immolation, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

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The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Michael Pisaro, Grant Evans, Motion Sickness of Time Travel, George Lewis, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

Wadada Leo Smith’s new festival in New Haven.

Wadada Leo Smith, the venerable trumpeter, composer, improviser, and bandleader who recently performed at National Sawdust alongside pianist Vijay Iyer, has just announced a new two-day celebration built around some of his most ambitious and profound works. The inaugural CREATE Festival is scheduled to take place on April 8 and 9, 2017, at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT.

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Luca D’Alberto, Nicole Mitchell, Matt Mitchell, The Necks, Merzbow, ‘Moana,’ and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.