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Zhenni Li-Cohen; Miolina's Tête-à-Tête; Friedrich Heinrich Kern's Alone Together
Yoojin Park Quartet; Ryan McBride Trio; James Kennedy's And Then He Painted the Sky
Ashni; Death Is A Business' Celebrating Death and Rebirth; Fear Not Ourselves Alone
Bryant Park Picnic Performances' season of free, live performances continues on Friday, September 17 at 7pm with the live premiere of Allison Loggins-Hull's Diametrically Composed, exploring the duality of being a mother and an artist.
Since 2015, National Sawdust has pushed the boundaries of the artistic sonic experience. This six-episode retrospective series, curated by composer and co-founder Paola Prestini, presents an overview of National Sawdust’s past, present and future.
National Sawdust’s flagship educational program for middle school performing artists and composers, Student CoLab, seeks to engage young creatives through artistic expression to lead students into creating works of their very own. For this live event along the Domino Park waterfront, our students composed works for a subset of a marching band, engaging in a long and passionate history of protest music.
“They Still Want To Kill Us” is an aria by composer and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), performed by mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, and directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
For Mother’s Day, National Sawdust shares an offering from the heart: a piece composed by mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran and performed with flutist Allison Loggins-Hull and pianist Kris Davis, exploring the duality of being a mother and an artist.
Delune spent three days at National Sawdust developing and shooting the film. A truly collaborative ode to performance, the piece incorporates many artistic disciplines that explore not only the stage, but all of the architectural flourishes that make the building unique. Here is a behind the scenes look at their time at Sawdust.
Four-time Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Female Vocalist nominee Thana Alexa performs with her husband, the Pat Metheny sideman and Birdman original soundtrack composer, percussionist Antonio Sánchez. They will explore how the pair use song to bridge cultures and musical traditions, both as performers and as a couple.
The New Jersey-born pianist, percussionist and composer Matthew Whitaker is one of America's fastest-rising and best-known young jazz musicians. Blind from birth, Whitaker's prodigious talent on the keys won him endorsements from both Yamaha and Hammond by the age of fifteen.
Join us for a Digital Discovery solo electronic set with the enigmatic, experimental new music composer Tyondai Braxton, who has has been capturing the imagination of avant-pop aficionados since he first emerged on the scene nearly twenty years ago as a co-founder of the seminal art-rock collective Battles.
Mireya Ramos is a New York-based, Latin Grammy-winning vocalist, violinist, composer, arranger and founder of Flor de Toloache – NYC’s first and only all-women mariachi. In this performance, Ramos is joined by her partner Andy Averbuch on guitar as they perform works off her upcoming solo debut album.
Join us for a Digital Discovery concert with the multi-talented cellist Andrew Yee, a founding member of the award-winning Attacca Quartet. Yee will perform works by new music composers Ernst Reijseger, Mingjia Chen, Caroline Shaw, and past National Sawdust Hildegard Competition winner, inti figgis-vizueta.
Pioneering electronic musician Ryuichi Sakamoto is joined by fellow sonic adventurers Taylor Deupree, Joseph Branciforte, and Theo Bleckmann for an expansive set exploring the outer reaches of sound, emotion, and ambience.
On August 3 2019, the sound of hundreds of human voices transformed Rockefeller Center’s outdoor plazas in an immersive, site-specific choral and movement piece The Gauntlet – an intimate, personal experience were individuals were led through musical corridors of sonic architecture formed by the human voice.
Celebrating the power of beauty as a political act, vocalist Magos Herrera teams up with string quartet Brooklyn Rider to explore the artistry of poets and dissidents who dared to dream under repressive regimes in this performance from March 2019.
Originally performed at National Sawdust in spring 2019, The New Immigrant Experience includes a documentary drawn from Salles' interviews with DREAMers, captured by filmmaker Fernanda Faya, accompanied by original music by Salles which uses their speech cadences, and key words from these compelling and moving conversations, as its primary source material.
The future of Amazon Rainforest, where our every fifth breath originates, hangs in the balance today. Second in the Trilogy of Rivers, The Amazon takes its viewers on an epic journey, weaving the present-day stories of two indigenous groups into the larger fabric of history.
Mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti, guitarist Gyan Riley, and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler performed an excerpt from Paola Prestini and Royce Vavrek’s Yoani Songs, a song cycle based on the life of Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez, who gained notoriety as a sharp critic of her government, at our opening night in 2015.
Vocalist and composer Tanya Tagaq performed an excerpt from Animism, featuring her astonishing Inuk throat singing, with percussionist Glenn Kotche, guitarist Nels Cline, and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler at the opening concert of our first season.