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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by Reinier Van Houdt, Django Bates’s Belovèd, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Richard Horowitz, Gyða Valtýsdottir, Plaistow, and Sun Ra…

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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including music by Éliane Radigue, fraufraulein, David Lee Myers, Tangerine Dream, Ashley Walters, Nicholas Deyoe, and more.

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Alexei Lubimov, Antoine Beuger, Jérôme Combier, Zola Jesus, Mario Diaz de Leon, King Crimson, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

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Gustav Mahler, Quatuor Bozzini, Pascale Citron, Kris Davis, Sarah Cahill, Joda Clément, Mdou Moctar, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

RE:sounding: Michel van der Aa’s Blank Out at Park Avenue Armory

Michel Van der Aa’s Blank Out shows what’s possible when powerful music, refined text, inventive stagecraft, and an affirmative embrace of technology are brought to bear by someone who has faith in opera’s potential.

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John Cage, Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Isabelle Faust’s Mozart, Bruno Duplant and friends, Coma Cluster Void, Bloodmist, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

RE: sounding: FIVE and the Beauty of John Cage

We don’t talk enough about the sheer beauty of John Cage’s music. What struck me most about 9/5/FIVE/105, a concert celebrating Cage’s birthday, was the plain, simple loveliness of everything I heard.

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Jürg Frey, Nomi Epstein, Amy Beach, Florence Price, John Cage, Roland Kayn, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

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Matthew Golombisky’s Cuentros, Ryoko Akama, Christoph Schiller & Morgan Evans-Weiler, Günter Schlienz, Arch Enemy, David First, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

Early Audition: Michael Vincent Waller, Lines

Watch an exclusive video premiere for a composition from ‘Trajectories,’ a new album by Michael Vincent Waller with Seth Parker Woods and R. Andrew Lee due on Sept. 8.