New Artist-Led, Non-Profit Venue National Sawdust Coming To Williamsburg

The Williamsburg waterfront is getting a new music venue later this year, but this one doesn’t seem like it’s attempting to fill the void left by the shuttering of Glasslands, Death By Audio, and 285 Kent over the past year-and-a-half. Instead, the new artist-led non-profit aims to work with contemporary composers and support a variety of artists-in-residency. The venue will be located in the National Sawdust factory, and will keep the same name as its former occupant. As Time Out notes, the list of curators includes Nico Muhly and the National’s Bryce Dessner, and James Murphy sits on the Advisory Board alongside Suzanne Vega and Laurie Anderson. The space has hosted a number of performances in the past, in what was once known as the Original Music Workshop. The first event scheduled for National Sawdust is a three-concert run from the New York Philharmonic’s Contact! series. The venue will open open around 10/1, and it’s located on the corner for N. 6th St. and Wythe Ave. Their official website is here.

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