Sound and vision: Charlotte Moorman’s New York.

No lover of modern music and/or contemporary art can afford to miss A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s, a lively, illuminating, persuasive exhibition on view through Dec. 10 at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery.

Brandon Stosuy: Writing about music for children

As editor in chief of The Creative Independent, Brandon Stosuy is helping to enable artists and innovators to share advice and anecdotes concerning their creative processes. Partisans of outstanding music journalism and cognoscenti of aural extremes have known and relied upon Stosuy for years. In October, Stosuy added a new line to his burgeoning C.V. with his first children’s book, Music Is….

Of reviews and responses.

Since we launched The Log Journal last week, we’ve posted a handful of reports from recent performing-arts events: three of them labeled “review,” and two under the heading “response.” What’s the difference? That’s a good question, and one I think we should address openly here for the sake of complete transparency.

Performance Review: Donnacha Dennehy, The Hunger

Political theater is a challenging balancing act, one that requires a creative team to tread a thin line stretched precariously high. How audacious a creator must be, then, to attempt a feat so risky in the opera house, where comparatively little precedent exists for successful activist art.

Night after night.

Welcome to Night After Night, since October 2005 a blog about conspicuous consumption of music, live and recorded, in New York City and points beyond – now rebooted and refreshed as a place for sharing on-the-fly responses to creative events, timely news items from throughout the musical world, and links to other items of interest on the web.

Performance Review: David Lang, the loser

If you’ve followed the career of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang for any significant amount of time, you might…umm…worry just a bit about a seeming preoccupation with cruelty that extends from early works up to his newest.

Prologue

I can’t overstate how excited I was to see the graphic icon incorporated into the logo created by the design firm Strick&Williams for The Log Journal, our new journalism initiative at National Sawdust. The symbol – a whorl of tree rings subtly morphing into sound waves that radiate outward – is intrinsically cool, no question. […]