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80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States

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May 2017

The Stone Series: John Zorn commissioned series feat. Ikue Mori

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $25 | At the Door $30 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served. The piece commissioned for the evening is titled “Seeds among others”. Inspired by the botanical encyclopedia, it is written for electronics and percussion performed by a duo of composer Ikue Mori and percussionist Jim Black. In the mid ‘80s, Mori employed drum machines in the unlikely context of improvised music, forging her own…

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June 2017

L.A. Percussion Quartet: Beyond

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 The Grammy-nominated LAPQ makes its New York debut with an exciting multimedia program marking the release of its latest surround-sound recording: ‘Beyond,’ out June 16 on Sono Luminus. Andrew McIntosh’s mesmerizing 40-minute opus I Hold the Lion’s Paw is the centerpiece, with works by National Sawdust composer-in-residence Ellen Reid, Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Cerrone, Anna Thorsvaldsdottir, and others in the mix. Come hear the buzzed-about group praised by The New…

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NS + Gentle on my Mind: An Evening with artist Carrie Mae Weems

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6:30 PM Advance $35 | At the Door $42 The singular American artist Carrie Mae Weems, “a superb image maker and a moral force” (New York Times), whose art has investigated topics from cultural identity to politics to the consequences of power, debuts a new program created for NS+. Gentle on my Mind uses narratives, photographs and video, sharing the essential role that music has played in shaping both Weems’s life and work. Through image & text, film,…

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Tigue / Innov Gnawa / Underground System

June 2 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 9PM Advance $20 | At the Door $25 25% off on Group tix of 4 or more in advance **see Eventbrite website for info** Dig into this layered cake of hypnotic syncopations, bass lines, and horn stabs from three of Brooklyn’s most prolific trance inducers — Tigue, Innov Gnawa and Underground System. These three groups link up for a sugary, frosting covered night of mystic sufi dance traditions, tight-knit afro-beat grooves and ​incessant rhythmic intoxication. 9:30PM — Tigue…

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NS Kids: Sonia de los Santos

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 10:45AM Adults $20 | Children $5 Sonia De Los Santos was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico and since 2007 has been touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana, and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes And Friends. Now with her own multicultural band, she shares songs from her celebrated album, “Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island” (Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Award Winner)…

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“Shakespeare and other poets in love”

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served. New Vintage Baroque (NVB) and Oracle Hysterical (OH) round out their 2016-17 series at National Sawdust with a very special closing show. New Vintage and Oracle present 6 previously unreleased songs from their album, “Passionate Pilgrim” (VIA Records). The set includes 4 original songs by composer Majel Connery (deemed “thoroughly Schubertian” by Allan…

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Sxip Shirey’s Hour of Charm feat. Alicia Moran, Mazz Swift, Martha…

June 3 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 9PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 Featuring Alicia Moran, Mazz Swift, Martha Redbone, Terry Dame "This night was inspired by hearing the series of short compositions of Mazz Swift’s "Hits and Misses" that addressed the issues her being a black woman in America. It was refreshing to hear contemporary music with such direct purpose and meaning. The audience at National Sawdust was moved to tears. We need music and art to help us move through this…

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The Next Festival of Emerging Artists with Jennifer Koh

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Violinist Jennifer Koh joins the artists of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists in a program of contemporary works for string orchestra. Led by Artistic Director Peter Askim, the performance will include Anna Clyne's moving Rest These Hands, written for Ms. Koh, as well as the music of living composers. The Next Festival features talented string players from around the country, and is dedicated to artistic development, entrepreneurial career strategies and the music of living composers. Active as a conductor,…

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The Next Festival feat. Peter Askim and Jennifer Koh

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 3PM Advance $25 | At the Door $30 "The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is committed to the future of music in so many ways. The festival brings together amazing performers and composers at the beginning of their careers to create, perform and nourish the music of our time . We’re so excited to make our National Sawdust debut – it’s a perfect match for the Festival’s innovative, entrepreneurial and highly collaborative environment and ethos. Every year, the…

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Bridging the Gap V

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 Featuring music by Robert Sirota, Jonathan Bailey Holland, and Angel Lam. About the Series Bridging the Gap, created by National Sawdust Curator Robert Sirota, is a series of concerts of chamber, choral, and solo compositions that explore the student/teacher and mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers. The series will emphasize the influences that brought about the expansion of musical styles and approaches over the past 20-30 years. How has music…

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Robert Sirota’s Bridging the Gap V – Series Finale

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Bridging the Gap, created by National Sawdust Curator Robert Sirota, is a series of concerts of chamber, choral, and solo compositions that explore the student/teacher and mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers. Bridging the Gap V is the series finale, and will feature music by and conversation with Robert Sirota and two of his flourishing former mentees – Jonathan Bailey Holland and Angel Lam – with a panel discussion moderated by Log Journal editor Steve Smith. PROGRAM: Jonathan Bailey Holland…

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Ian Rosenbaum + Sandbox Percussion: Timo Andres + Chris Cerrone

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 Chris Cerrone: Goldbeater’s Skin Timo Andres: Austerity Measures With Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano Timo Andres (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. A Nonesuch Records artist, his newest album of orchestral works, Home Stretch, has been hailed for its “playful intelligence and individuality,” (The Guardian) and of his 2010 debut album for two pianos, Shy and…

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Fabian Almazan

June 7 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 9PM Advance $25 | At the Door $30 “Alcanza (Spanish for “reach”) is a nine movement suite of music that deals with those brief moments in our lives in which within a blink of an eye, everything changes- or at least gives us a remarkable new perception of our condition. It also deals with the process of finding our own path as we go from childhood into adulthood; reflecting the beauty, frustrations and paradoxes of modern-day life and…

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Ultima Festival: The Heart’s Ear presents: Cikada Ensemble

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 As a part of Oslo’s Ultima Festival, Cikada visits National Sawdust with a program consisting of music by three composers the ensemble has worked closely with over the years. Three of the pieces that will be performed on the evening were commissioned for Cikada. The Cikada ensemble was founded in Oslo in 1989, and consists of flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, string quintet and conductor Christian Eggen. As permanent members, the…

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Lætitia Sadier, Emel Mathlouthi, Un Blonde

June 8 @ 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Northside Festival + France Rocks Summerfest + POP Montreal Present: Lætitia Sadier Emel Mathlouthi Un Blonde Doors at 9PM All Ages | Advance $22 | At the Door $25 As a member of Stereolab, Lætitia Sadier helped to pioneer a certain strain of indie pop from the 1990s into the aughts. Championing analog synthesizers during an era when fetishism for all things digital was on the rise, the British group took cues from Krautrock, lounge music, psychedelic rock and minimalism,…

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Northside Festival and France Rocks Summerfest Present: Lætitia Sadier +…

June 8 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 9PM Advance $22 | At the Door $25 As a member of Stereolab, Lætitia Sadier helped to pioneer a certain strain of indie pop from the 1990s into the aughts. Championing analog synthesizers during an era when fetishism for all things digital was on the rise, the British group took cues from Krautrock, lounge music, psychedelic rock and minimalism, still managing to be one of the more progressive bands of their time. Starting out as an underground phenomenon,…

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Northside Festival presents: William Basinski + Julianna Barwick

June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 7PM Advance $25 | At the Door $30 William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in NYC and most recently, California. Employing obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. His epic 4-disc masterwork, The Disintegration Loops received international critical acclaim and was chosen…

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Northside Festival and The Creative Independent present: Julia Holter

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 7PM Tickets $20 Support from Georgia, Emel Mathlouthi and Victoria Ruiz (Downtown Boys) in conversation with Amy Rose Spiegel Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness is Julia Holter’s most intimate album yet, a collection of radiant ballads. Her follow-up to 2013’s widely celebrated Loud City Song explores love, trust, and power in human relationships. While love songs are familiar fodder in pop music, Holter manages to stay fascinatingly oblique and enigmatic on her new album. Have You…

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NS+ Talk: “Let the World See What I Have Seen”: The Right to Story

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 330PM Advance $10 | At the Door $15 National Sawdust+ presents “Let the People See What I Have Seen”: The Right to Story on Sunday, June 11 at 4pm. The program, featuring conversations and performances, will explore the idea of who has the ownership – or the right – to tell which/what stories. Are there limits? And what is the responsibility of the artists telling the stories? Artists will include master musician and flute player Tiokasin Ghosthorse, an…

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Mind Travel

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 Music is at once primal yet aspirational. It satisfies our deepest needs while raising us to our highest sense of self. That is what MindTravel is all about. In his live performances, Murray transports audiences on a journey that is at once expansive and transformative. His improvisational piano meditations, inspired by mystical traditions and theoretical physics, will leave you in a state of harmony and clarity, with the rhythm to…

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Petros Klampanis presents: Chroma album release

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 Petros Klampanis celebrates the release of his new album 'CHROMA.' On 'CHROMA' , his third album as a leader and Motéma Music debut, Klampanis explores the colors of human character, inspired by world events and personal experience. 'CHROMA,' the Greek word for “color,” masterfully employs a full spectrum of sonic colors to paint an introspective and emotionally daring artistic statement. His first large ensemble project melds the animated expressions of…

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Jean John and The Port Of Life (Album Release Show)

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served. “The Port of Life” is an award winning retrospective compositional work (ASCAP 2017 Johnny Mandel Prize) and a debut album (released by ZKP Ljubljana) by a Slovenian drummer and composer Jean John (Žan Tetičkovič). It is a unique audio-visual experience inspired by a personal story of immigration and acculturation and a 80 minute…

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Movements in Modular: Certain Creatures + Abe Seiferth

June 16 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 9PM Advance $20 | At the Door $25 Movements in Modular features electronic artists that perform live. From early Daft Punk to Aphex Twin and beyond, electronic musicians have brought out a portion of their studios to play live instead of DJing. While these performances are normally hosted by DJ clubs the experience of the audience is different than that of dancing to a DJ. The “Hardware Set” has always felt a little lost in the club experience.…

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NS Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo Duo Workshop

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 10:30AM Adults $20 | Children $5 Oran Etkin is a critically acclaimed clarinetist and composer who can be heard on major concert stages throughout the world and numerous recordings including a recent Grammy Award Winning compilation. Yet Etkin feels equally at home when he is in New York, surrounded by a gaggle of spellbound children, presenting a riveting story about Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente or his musical travels in Indonesia. Etkin created the Timbalooloo Method of teaching to…

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Timo Andres Presents: Shy and Mighty feat David Kaplan

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served. “Shy and Mighty began as a personal compositional sketchbook early in my college years, gradually morphing into a ten-movement, hour-long piece for two pianos and eventually into my first album. David Kaplan and I mark the 10-year anniversary of the work’s premiere with a full performance.” -Timo Andres

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National Sawdust Table Music Brunch: New Vintage Baroque

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Join us on select Sundays from 12PM - 2PM at National Sawdust for a musical prix fixe brunch served by RIDER. Your $45 all-inclusive, prix fixe ticket includes: 1 prix fixe brunch entree 1 speciality cocktail 1 non-alcoholic drink Live music support Gratuity *$35 prix fixe available without specialty cocktail. ABOUT THE MUSIC Table Music at National Sawdust is a one of a kind music series created and curated by Juilliard graduate and historical oboist Lindsay McIntosh, featuring a fresh…

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Tragedy Opera: Julia Holter, Zoe Aja Moore, Yelena Zhelezov with wild Up

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $34 | At the Door $42 In his play Hippolytus, written over two thousand years ago, Euripides explored the tragic depths of human shame and self-destruction under oppressive powers, themes which remain relevant today. In 2011, Julia Holter recorded an album called Tragedy inspired by Hippolytos and setting some of its text, and now artists Yelena Zhelezov and Zoe Aja Moore are working with Holter to create a staging of Tragedy at National Sawdust. The original…

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Tragedy Opera: Julia Holter, Zoe Aja Moore, Yelena Zhelezov with wild Up

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $34 | At the Door $42 In his play Hippolytus, written over two thousand years ago, Euripides explored the tragic depths of human shame and self-destruction under oppressive powers, themes which remain relevant today. In 2011, Julia Holter recorded an album called Tragedy inspired by Hippolytos and setting some of its text, and now artists Yelena Zhelezov and Zoe Aja Moore are working with Holter to create a staging of Tragedy at National Sawdust. The original…

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Jeffrey Zeigler presents: Trio S “Somewhere Glimmer” record release

June 23 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 9PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 Trio S Somewhere Glimmer Zitherine Records – ZN002 This is the release show for second album by Trio S – lead by clarinetist Doug Wieselman, with Jane Scarpantoni on ‘cello and Kenny Wollesen on drums and percussion. This ensemble incorporates live looping, invented instruments and compositions based on melodies from water and dreams. “…beautifully languid…the playing here is gently brilliant. The music can work its way into your subconscious to…

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Wild Up: Future Folk

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 future folk We make music. New music. Old music. We’ll play it, as long as we love it. With future folk wild Up creates a communal concert of sound/noise/experience that celebrates old-world ways of living in the modern era. Together we will explore the music from Ancient India, modern California, post-war New York, and from American composers that envision a future form of music rooted in folk ethos. As moderns,…

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The Revolution VOL. 16 feat. Leala Cyr, Olu Bliss, and Miyachi

June 24 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 9:30 PM Advance $15 | At the Door $20 THE REVOLUTION is an emerging performance series, highlighting Brooklyn and Harlem based artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture in 2017 but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre. As a part of VOL. 16, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists; Leala Cyr, Olu Bliss and Miyachi!!!!! Follow The Rev Music for more…

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Lutoslawski Quartet with Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 3PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served. The American edition of the Jazztopad Festival is presented by the National Forum of Music, the Polish Cultural Institute New York, in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, National Sawdust, Jazz Gallery, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, Victoria Jazz Festival and TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.…

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Kettle Corn New Music presents Ashley Bathgate, Cello Counterpoint

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 In 2003 Steve Reich wrote Cello Counterpoint for eight cellos, meant to be performed by a soloist playing along with seven pre-recorded cellos. This innovation of expanding a solo into a large ensemble through pre-recorded additional layers offers an elegant way to augment the sonic palette of a solo performer while maintaing the simplicity and personality of a single player. In this concert Ashley Bathgate is premiering her own recording…

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Bokanté

June 25 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 9PM Advance $25 | At the Door $29 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. For the newly-formed international music ensemble Bokanté, connection is the foundation upon which all things are built. Rich in the sound of both delta and desert, the unusual but evocative instrumentation on their debut album Strange Circles, out May XX on GroundUP Music, blends musical worlds to convey an urgent message of social awareness against the rising tide of…

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Stone Commissioning Series: Julian Lage’s Studies For One Electric Guitar

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $25 | At the Door $30 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served. This show will feature a program of original music arranged for solo electric guitar. It will include music from the album “World’s Fair” as well as the premiere of several new etudes for solo guitar; a continuation of an ongoing etudes composition project. About Julian Lage The New York Times calls Julian “…one…

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New Music for Strings at National Sawdust

June 28 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 As the first festival of its kind in the world, New Music for Strings seeks to explore the intersection between string playing and composition—between creation and interpretation. Under the motto “expanding tradition—imagining the future”, New Music for Strings artists examine the boundaries between the intention of the composer and the interpretation of the performer through intense interdisciplinary collaboration. Join us for an exciting evening of contemporary American and Scandinavian music…

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NS+ Concert: Jad Abumrad showcase in collaboration with Eric Whitacre

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6:30PM Advance $35 | At the Door $42 MacArthur Award-winning radio host Jad Abumrad takes a break from his More Perfect and RadioLab shows for a welcome return to National Sawdust. The sometime composer follows up his recent NS+ program (showcasing composer-musicians Glenn Kotche, Nick Hakim, and Caroline Shaw) to curate a lineup that will include his own work: he’ll share excerpts from a work-in-process created in collaboration with composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Additional program and artist…

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July 2017

Exclusive NYC Screening: VIREO, a made-for-TV opera by Lisa Bielawa

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $15 | At the Door $20 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served. Complete screening of all 12 episodes of Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser, in cooperation with Grand Central Art Center, KCET, and Single Cel. Vireo is a new made-for-TV opera composed by Lisa Bielawa on a libretto by Erik Ehn and directed by Charles Otte. Vireo tears down the set limitations…

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Nycemf: Concert 22 Ancient Voices of the Computer, curated by APNM

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 4PM Advance $20 | At the Door $25 | Festival Pass $60 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served. Festival passes grant entry for 1 to all 6 NYCEMF shows at NS. Electroacoustic music is music whose sound incorporates electronic tools and instruments, including software, in its production or performance. Electroacoustic music often seeks to explore all the sonic possibilities of new technologies, and it includes both works…

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Stone Commissioning Project: Okkyung Lee: The Idea of Red + Grey + Yellow

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $25 | At the Door $30 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served. Okkyung Lee, a New York-based artist and South Korea native, has created a body of work blurring genre boundaries through collaborations and compositions while testing the limit of contemporary cello performance techniques. Her music draws inspirations from noise and extended techniques, jazz, Western classical, and Korean traditional and popular music. Since moving to…

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King Britt presents: FHLOSTON PARADIGM : AN EVENING IN THE …AFTER

July 28 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 9PM Advance $20 | At the Door $25 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. King Britt’s future forward project Fhloston Paradigm has been his focus since 2012. Fhloston Paradigm is a manifestation of afro-futurist ideals, based in an electronic music landscape.The purpose is to transmit the omni-versal message of divine abstractions into aural pleasing tones. The new album, After… is the continuation of the story… ascension and polyrhythmic primal energythrough unexpected process. For…

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The Revolution VOL. 17 ft. Bridget Perez, Hannah Sumner, and Cross Culture

July 29 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 9:30 PM Advance $15 | At the Door $20 THE REVOLUTION is an emerging performance series, highlighting Brooklyn and Harlem based artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture in 2017 but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre. As a part of VOL. 17, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists; Bridget Perez, Hannah Sumner, and Cross Culture!!! Follow The Rev Music for…

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Kaoru Watanabe presents: JO HA KYU Part II

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $29 | At the Door $34 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served. JO | HA | KYU is a four part concert series that explores meaningful collaborations between traditional Japanese instruments and those of other cultures. In this concert, the second of the series, Watanabe looks toward Central and South America with a focus on Brazil, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru and Colombia. The performances will feature…

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August 2017

Twin Primes, FBI Warning, Via App

August 5 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 9PM Advance $20 | At the Door $25 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Twin Primes Omar Ahmad, known by his stage name Twin Primes, is an American electronic producer and composer. His art is influenced by the ancient, spiritual, and the sharp edge between the present day and the end of times. Using a combination of rich recorded instrumentation and live manipulation, he aims to create a proto-genre, natural atmosphere that envelopes…

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Stone Commissioning Series: Mary Halvorson and Ambrose Akinmusire

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Doors at 6PM Advance $25 | At the Door $30 *Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served. Guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson has been called “NYC’s least-predictable improviser” (Howard Mandel, City Arts), “the most forward-thinking guitarist working right now” (Lars Gotrich, NPR.org) and “one of today’s most formidable bandleaders” (Francis Davis, Village Voice). Ms. Halvorson is best known for her longstanding trio, featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith, and more…

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