Kim Nowacki

Online Producer, WQXR

Kim Nowacki is the online producer for WQXR. She is responsible for WQXR’s social media channels, live event coverage, video production and keeps a keen eye on the website to make sure what you hear on air is what you see online. Follow her on Twitter at @knowacki.

Kim recently earned her M.A. in online journalism and digital media from the USC Annenberg School for Journalism where she sought out some of the country’s best thinkers and doers when it comes to digital media best-practices and experimentation.

She came to New York in the summer of 2011, after being selected from hundreds of applications to work as the news Web intern at The New York Times where she worked on the metro City Room blog, the Lens blog dedicated to photography and as a Web producer for The New York Times Magazine.

Prior to going back to graduate school, Kim spent 10 years as a features and arts and culture reporter. Her work has appeared in Willamette Week (Portland, Ore.), The Seattle Times (Seattle, Wash.), the Weekend Argus (Cape Town, South Africa) and Southern California Public Radio (Los Angeles, Calif.), among others.

Kim Nowacki appears in the following:

Share Your Summer Music Moments and Memories

Friday, June 27, 2014

Are you seeing—or playing in—any concerts this summer? Or maybe just taking classical music along with you to the beach or on vacation? Whether you’re at a concert in Central Park or gardening or grilling while listening to classical music, please share your summer music memories and moments.

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Inside Mark Stewart's Island of Misfit Toys

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For the latest episode of Q2 Spaces, we visited Bang on a Can co-founder Mark Stewart's home and studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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Inside Composer-Pianist Vijay Iyer's Harlem Home

Monday, April 21, 2014

For the second episode of Q2 Spaces's second season, we tour the Harlem apartment of pianist, composer and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer. Watch the full episode now.

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Inside Timo Andres's Shy and Mighty Bed-Stuy Apartment

Monday, March 17, 2014

For this opening episode of Season Two of Q2 Spaces, composer-pianist Timo Andres takes us on a tour of his sharply decorated apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Watch the full episode now.

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A Mozart Playlist for the Marathon

Friday, November 01, 2013

With the New York City Marathon on Sunday, we have what you need to run your personal best: a playlist of some of Mozart's most energizing tunes to carry you for 26.2 miles.

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Music Boxes, Toys and Found Sounds with Angélica Negrón

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Combining found sounds and toy instruments with electronics and orchestral instruments, Angélica Negrón's compositions a sound both futuristic and nostalgic. Take a video tour of her apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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Jherek Bischoff on Making Big Things Out of Very Little

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The latest episode of Q2 Spaces takes us to Washington’s Puget Sound and the small sailboat where musician, composer, collaborator and producer Jherek Bischoff was raised.

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Inside Tristan Perich's Home and 1-Bit Workshop

Monday, April 29, 2013

Visit the home and work space of Tristan Perich – a sound, visual and installation artist residing in New York City who mixes live sound with 1-bit computer music.

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At Home with Composers Morton Subotnick and Joan La Barbara

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

For the second episode of our new video series Q2 Spaces, we visit the Greenwich Village home of electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick and the vocalist Joan La Barbara.

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Video: Organist Paul Jacobs Makes a 'Glorious Racket' in Bach

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In this video, Juilliard organ department chairman Paul Jacobs shows us how Bach is played on the pipe organ.

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A Look Inside Dan Deacon's Repurposed Baltimore Studio

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dan Deacon's Baltimore studio was one of our first stops for Q2 Spaces, a new video series that explores the spaces where composers, singers and instrumentalists live and create their work.

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Preview: New Video Series Shares Composers' Creative Spaces

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Q2 Spaces is a new video series that gives you an intimate guided tour inside musicians' homes and studios. Catch a sneak preview with electronic music misfit Dan Deacon and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón.

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Best Original Score Nominations Include Presidential Biopic and Fantasy Adventure

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning with John Williams once again up for a Best Score statuette.

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Say Goodbye to White Ties? Baltimore Symphony and Parsons Reimagine Orchestra Attire

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony has begun a pilot project with Parsons The New School for Design, to study new models for concert attire. It has changed little since Brahms's era.

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Top Five Classical Memes, Hashtags and Videos in 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

The classical music world wasn’t about to let some of the biggest online memes pass it by in 2012, and also contributed a few of its own niche hashtags to the Twitter conversation.

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Detroit, San Francisco Symphonies Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Saturday, October 27, 2012

While the Giants and Tigers battle it out on the ball field, the orchestras from their respective cities are engaged in their own (online) rivalry.

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Pop-Up Concert: Matt Haimovitz Performs Bach's Cello Suite No. 6 on The High Line

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

As the summer of 2012 drew to a close, WQXR hit the outdoors for one last summer concert performance. This one took place above the streets and city din of Chelsea.

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Five 'Classical' Pieces That Blew Dan Deacon's Mind

Friday, August 17, 2012

Perhaps best known for his "dance music," the classically-trained composer Dan Deacon has written extensively for chamber ensembles, films and orchestra. Here's Dan's Top 5 countdown of favorite classical pieces for Q2 Music.

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Radiolab Conducts the Choral Color Experiment

Monday, July 30, 2012

When WNYC's science-and-wonder show Radiolab was working on a program about colors, it needed an aural representation of the rainbow. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how it came together.

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A Symphonic Celebration for Woody Guthrie's Centennial

Saturday, July 14, 2012

All this week the country has been celebrating American icon Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, which is Saturday. Check out these unusual "classical" versions of his songs.

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