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Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Anna Thorvaldsdottir begins her composing process by drawing shapes and writing words to help store musical information. Her scores themselves are finely detailed. Hrafn Asgeirsson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The composer Julius Eastman died in 1990, but his music is experiencing a renaissance. The Los Angeles-based group Wild Up's jubilant recording of his 1974 work Femenine is one of the most remarkable classical albums of the year. Ron Hammond hide caption

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Ron Hammond

St. Vincent performs at O2 Apollo Manchester in October 2017 in Manchester, England. Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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