Streams Wednesdays at 2 pm on Q2 Music
What is the sound of 21st century classical music? What does it mean to be a composer in an age that’s seemingly post-everything? Every week on Mixtapes, Q2 Music asks one of today’s active and “big A” Artists to weigh in and choose an hour of music that they find particularly compelling in today’s exciting new-music climate.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
People Get Ready has been honing its unique mix of music and modern dance since its inception in 2009. The group's eponymous debut album was released late last year and the band recently performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry. Hear their Mixtape today at 3 pm.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird keeps a busy concert schedule, including premieres from Aaron Jay Kernis, Bryce Dessner and Steve Mackey in 2013 alone. Listen to their "free-for-all" Mixtape.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Composer and electric guitarist Mark Dancigers is Artistic Director of the New York-based NOW Ensemble, for whom he's composed numerous chamber works. His Mixtape includes music by Paul Lansky, Jan Gabarek as well as fellow composer-guitarist Steven Mackey. Listen at 3 pm.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Olga Bell has collaborated with Osvaldo Golijov, Philip Glass and the hip hop group Das Racist. She also sings and plays keyboard with Dirty Projectors. Listen to her Mixtape.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Today's mixtape comes courtesy of Los Angeles-based experimental singer/songwriter Julia Holter, a featured artist in this week's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, a festival that blurs the boundaries of indie rock and contemporary classical music. Listen at 3 pm.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Alongside concert works like Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc, Richard Einhorn's credits include scores for Emmy and Academy Award winning films. Hear his Mixtape.