Listen: Q2 Music's 2014 New-Music Countdown

Monday, December 22, 2014

Join us in closing 2014 with your one marathon countdown of the top 100 pieces of the last 100 years. The countdown begins Saturday, Dec. 27 at 11 am. 

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24 Hours of 2014's Brightest and Boldest New Music

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday, Dec. 24, join Q2 Music for a 24-hour listen to our favorite new-music releases of 2014, from Pulitzer Prize winners to debuts by exciting artists. Hear it again on Jan. 1. 

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10 Imagination-Grabbing, Trailblazing Artists of 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 was a busy year for contemporary classical music. Here's our list of the artists that might've slipped your radar, but who caught the attention of the Q2 Music staff in a big way.

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yMusic Remixed: Weekly World Premieres

Monday, December 15, 2014

No Lands is the electronic project of Brooklyn-based sound artist and composer Michael Hammond. He remixes Marcos Balter's "Bladed Stance."

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Mind-Blowing, Mystical 24-Hour Meredith Monk Marathon

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Join us Sunday, Nov 30 for an encore presentation of our Meredith Monk Marathon: 24 hours of Monk's music, insights from the composer herself, and remixes from her noted admirers.

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Q2 Music's 2014 New-Music Countdown

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tell us what you think are the greatest pieces of classical music from the last 100 years and Q2 Music will close the year with a countdown of the top 100. 

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Video: In Meredith Monk's Loft, Turtle Dreams and Folk Music from Another Planet

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tour the sprawling, fifth-floor Tribeca loft that has played home for over 40 years to the joyfully pioneering performer Meredith Monk.

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QBoo! Q2 Music's 2nd Annual Halloween Scarathon

Friday, October 24, 2014

Today, Q2 Music presents its annual scarathon of vertigo-inducing tone clusters and heart-pumping slasher film suites.

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Q2 Music @ 5: Celebrating Five Years of New-Music Radio

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

All day today, we celebrate five years of Q2 Music with wall-to-wall podcasts, live shows and excerpts from your favorite marathons. Oh yeah, and lots and lots of great new music.

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Finn-to-Finn: 24-Hour Marathons of Einojuhani Rautavaara and Kaija Saariaho

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

All day today, we celebrate the upcoming birthday of influential Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho with a 24-hour survey of her music, hosted by Phil Kline.

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Video: Shara Worden's Mystical Detroit Home and Garden

Monday, September 15, 2014

For this episode of Q2 Spaces: Season Two, we visit the Detroit home, studio and garden of composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond).

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On-Demand Video: World Premiere of John Luther Adams's Sila: The Breath of the World

Monday, September 08, 2014

Recently, some 2,000 spectators gathered amid the chatter and car horns of New York City for the newest work from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams.

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Donnacha Dennehy's Exuberant Post-Minimalism

Monday, September 08, 2014

Donnacha Dennehy goes from Ireland to America, France and Amsterdam to study, gets the post-minimalism gospel (with a sideline degree in spectralism), and returns to his native Ireland.

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Zorn on Zorn: 24-Hour Marathon Celebration

Friday, September 05, 2014

Friday, Sept. 5, Q2 Music celebrates the birthday of composer-performer John Zorn with a 24-hour marathon of Zorn's radically dissimilar music, hosted by the composer himself.

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Her Music 2.0: Thoughts for Next Year

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In the last few days, you listened to Her Music – a 24-hour celebration of music by emerging female composers. Now we want to hear from you. What could we do differently next time? 

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How to Talk to a Female Composer

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Interviewing a composer can be a daunting proposition, especially when confronted with the bodily reality of one who is non-male. Here's a how-to guide for beginners. 

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Encore: 24-Hour Stream of Emerging Women Composers

Monday, August 25, 2014

Her Music, Q2 Music's 24-hour celebration of emerging female composers, features 134 composers, and it's streaming now until 11:59 pm.

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Her Music: Today's Emerging Female Composer

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Even as women have achieved growing parity in the ranks of professional musicians, their numbers are noticeably small in one key area: the composers whose works are performed.

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Remembering Peter Sculthorpe, Australia's Aaron Copland

Monday, August 11, 2014

Join Q2 Music tonight at 8 pm as we mark the recent passing of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe, with his monumental, 40+ minute Requiem (2004) for chorus, didjeridu and orchestra. 

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24-Hour Marathon of Emerging Female Composers

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In June-July, we asked listeners to vote for their favorite idea for a 24-hour, new-music marathon from a listener-nominated list of five possibilities. On August 24, Q2 Music will represent that winner with 24 hours of distinct, no-repeats programming of music by emerging female composers. 

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