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Bing & Ruth's Family Reunion for Cult-Classic 'City Lake'

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New School-formed Bing & Ruth brings their ambient electronic music and contemporary-classical minimalism to this episode of LPR Live, with two tracks from 2010's "City Lake."

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Listen: Roomful of Teeth and ICE Premiere Caroline Shaw's "This might also be a form of dreaming"

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Vocal octet Roomful of Teeth and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) premiered This might also be a form of dreaming on June 11 at the Ojai Music Festival. 

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Bing & Ruth's Family Reunion for Cult-Classic 'City Lake'

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New School-formed Bing & Ruth brings their ambient electronic music and contemporary-classical minimalism to this episode of LPR Live, with two tracks from 2010's "City Lake."

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From Björk to Costello with Anne Sophie von Otter and Brooklyn Rider

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Anne Sophie von Otter and Brooklyn Rider question the concept of genre, with convincing music by Björk, John Adams, Kate Bush and Elvis Costello. Listen all week. 

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Video Premiere: Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Performs 'The Enemy Within'

Friday, September 23, 2016

Watch the video premiere of "The Enemy Within" from Darcy James Argue's upcoming album "Real Enemies" – a 13-part exploration of America’s fascination with conspiracy theories.

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Julia Wolfe Awarded 2016 MacArthur Fellowship

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Composer and Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe has been awarded a 2016 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.

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Listen: Roomful of Teeth and ICE Perform Claude Vivier's 'Kopernikus' at Ojai Music Festival

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Vocal octet Roomful of Teeth and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presented the US premiere of Claude Vivier's ritual opera 'Kopernikus' at the Ojai Music Festival. 

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Ethan Hawke Cameos in Pianist Bruce Levingston's Philip Glass Survey

Monday, September 19, 2016

Pianist Bruce Levingston recruits Ethan Hawke, Hollywood's Gen-X embodiment of Romanticism, for a guest turn on this two-disc survey of Philip Glass's piano music. Listen all week.

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Dmitri Shostakovich at 110: 24-Hour Marathon

Monday, September 19, 2016

Listen to an encore stream on Tuesday, Sept. 27 of Q2 Music's celebration of the 110th anniversary of Dmitri Shostakovich’s birth. Enjoy 24 hours of his music hosted by Phil Kline. 

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A Day in the Life: Flutist Gina Luciani

Sunday, September 18, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Los Angeles-based flutist Gina Luciani takes over our Instagram to reveal his favorite form of downtime.

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App Download: Kaija Saariaho's 'Adjö' for Soprano, Flute and Guitar

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Kaija Saariaho's 'Adjö' performed live by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

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Listen: Sarah Neufeld Performs “The Ridge” at Le Poisson Rouge

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Violinist and composer Sarah Neufeld performed songs from her second solo album "The Ridge" on April 15, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge.

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Download: LPR Live Returns with Sarah Neufeld's 'The Ridge'

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The second season of Q2 Music's LPR Live podcast launches with composer and Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld. Her new album "The Ridge" melds elements of classical, folk and pop.

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Arvo Pärt @ 81: 24-Hour Marathon

Sunday, September 11, 2016

On September 11, Q2 Music celebrates the 81st birthday of beloved Estonian composer Arvo Pärt with a 24-hour marathon of his music, hosted by Phil Kline and featuring new recordings. 

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David T. Little Sets Dystopian Excess with Opera 'Dog Days'

Friday, September 09, 2016

David T. Little’s opera "Dog Days," based on a story by Judy Budnitz, uses a bracing score to psychoanalyze a family’s degeneration in war-ravaged America. Listen this week only.

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App Download: Caroline Shaw's "This might also be a form of dreaming"

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: the world premiere of Caroline Shaw's "This might also be a form of dreaming".

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Listen: Tyshawn Sorey Premieres 'Josephine Baker: A Portrait' at Ojai Music Festival

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Composer and percussionist Tyshawn Sorey premiered his song cycle "Josephine Baker: A Portrait" during a late night concert on June 11 at the Ojai Music Festival. 

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Video Premiere: Christopher Cerrone's Violin-Piano Meta-Instrument at Play

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Watch the world-premiere video of Christopher Cerrone's Sonata for Violin and Piano, composed for and performed by violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist David Kaplan.

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TAK Ensemble Conjures Magical Realism in Taylor Brook's 'Ecstatic Music'

Monday, September 05, 2016

Bands of magical realism stripe "Ecstatic Music," as TAK Ensemble performs with the fearlessness that composer Taylor Brook’s music requires. Stream the album this week only.

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A Day in the Life: Sam Amidon

Friday, September 02, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Sam Amidon takes over our Instagram to reveal his favorite form of downtime.

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App Download: Leila Adu's 'Alyssum' with Bridget Kibbey and Calder Quartet

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Leila Adu's "Alyssum" for harp and string quartet, recorded live at the Ojai Music Festival.

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