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.

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Víkingur Ólafsson, Syrinx, Tanner Porter, Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School, Dana Jessen, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.