1. Over the past two years in cities throughout the U.S., groups of people have been gathering, digital music players in hand and headphones in place, to watch the sun rise or set. It must be an odd sight for anyone stumbling across these scenes—25 to 50 people all "plugged in," intently facing in the direction of the sun. They are all listening to the same music (downloaded beforehand) by composer Nat Evans.

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    Interview and video presentation by Alexandra Gardner

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  2. A conversation at Cummings’s Chelsea apartment
    December 6, 2012--9:30 a.m.
    Transcribed by Amanda MacBlane
    Videotaped by Alexandra Gardner
    Video Presentation by Molly Sheridan

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  3. Interview by Frank J. Oteri
    Video presentation by Alexandra Gardner

    While Beata Moon eschews conforming to any particular compositional camp, generous melodicism and unusual metrical patterns have been a hallmark of her music since she veered away from her rigorous training as a concert pianist and began composing in her late 20s.

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  4. Interview and video presentation by Molly Sheridan

    While digging through Elliot Cole's catalog of music, it's easy to get caught up in the role text and stories frequently play in his compositions. The words can be vital to his work, definitely, but the core of his inspiration turns out to be more of a swing. Cole is most comfortable and feels most productive when he can vary his approach: insider vs. outsider, text-rooted vs. pure sound, composer vs. performer, a musician dipping his toes into a wealth of styles and methods along the way.

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  5. January 4, 2013—2 p.m.
    Filmed and edited by Molly Sheridan
    Poster image by B. Abrams

    If there is any way to distill the wide-ranging artistry of Matana Roberts, it might be to focus on the ways in which she eludes definitions. Where the weight of other people's expectations—of her instrument, her genre, even her race and her gender—might have fenced her in, she has instead pushed off these bounding walls into new areas of exploration, both sonic and narrative. The Chicago-raised composer, improviser, and alto saxophonist offers a friendly yet confidant smile as she explains, "Basically, I don’t like being told what to do, or who I am, or what I am by other people. I prefer to make those statements myself."

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