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National Sawdust

Post by lennygoran » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:13 pm

I saw Philip Glass mentioned in this article-they say it's a vital part of New York's new music scene-it's sure new to me? Regards, Len


Music|National Sawdust Announces Second Season

By MICHAEL COOPER AUG. 15, 2016


National Sawdust, the experimental performance space that opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, last fall and quickly became a vital part of New York’s new music scene, said Monday that its second season would feature a roster of guest programmers, 30 newly commissioned works and the start of an online arts journal.


Musical highlights include a celebration of the composer Philip Glass at 80; a 12-hour performance of John Zorn’s “Bagatelles”; a new series called Womanproducer looking at how women create sonic worlds; the world premiere of Juliet Palmer’s a cappella opera “Sweat”; and the American premiere of Vasco Mendonça’s “The House Taken Over,” a co-production with the Manhattan School of Music and the Festival d’Aix en Provence.

National Sawdust has made handing over programming duties to an eclectic group of artists central to its mission. The coming season, which will begin Oct. 1, will feature programs devised by a new group including Timo Andres, the composer; Ric Leichtung, the founder of AdHoc magazine, which covers underground music; Caroline Polachek, the lead singer of Chairlift; Sxip Shirey, a composer and storyteller; and several artists who helped program the inaugural season.

And the space plans a new online journal exploring the artists it presents and giving context to their work through articles, interviews and criticism. It will be directed by Steve Smith, who was previously an assistant arts editor of The Boston Globe, a freelance music critic for The New York Times and music editor of Time Out New York.

National Sawdust Announces Second Season



National Sawdust Announces Second Season

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Re: National Sawdust

Post by John F » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:53 pm

A lot of alternative performance spaces have been opened in New York in recent years. The NY Times regularly reviews performances at Le Poisson Rouge, in Greenwich Village on Bleecker Street. Haven't heard of National Sawdust before, a name as seemingly irrelevant as a '70s rock group, but most likely some guy has.
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Re: National Sawdust

Post by lennygoran » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:25 am

John F wrote:A lot of alternative performance spaces have been opened in New York in recent years. The NY Times regularly reviews performances at Le Poisson Rouge, in Greenwich Village on Bleecker Street.
Never even heard of it-will have to look for some reviews but at least there's wiki! Regards, Len :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(Le)_Poisson_Rouge

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Re: National Sawdust

Post by lennygoran » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:47 am

lennygoran wrote:
Never even heard of it-will have to look for some reviews but at least there's wiki!


Going to poisson rouges website looking for classical events didn't seem to be events we'd go to-they have food at Poisson Rouge too! Regards, Len :D

http://lpr.com/?date=20160810&genres=co ... -classical

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Re: National Sawdust

Post by John F » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:44 am

Wait until the new season begins this fall.
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Re: National Sawdust

Post by karlhenning » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:24 am

That is great that the NY Times actually covers endeavors, and new music, like this.

Without third-party publicity, a living composer gets nowhere.

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Re: National Sawdust

Post by John F » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:19 am

Unfortunately, the Times doesn't do nearly enough of it. Their coverage of classical music generally has been steadily reduced over the years to where they report little more than the major organizations' performances during the season. This being out of season, with Mostly Mozart the only CM at the major New York venues, we're seeing pieces from off the beaten paths, but unfortunately I expect that will dry up by October.
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