Summer Roadtripping, New-Music Style

Friday, July 24, 2015

Today, July 24, join us for 24 hours of new music for the open road, selected by our staff, friends and listeners.

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Interview: James Murphy Dreams of a Subway Symphony

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The former LCD Soundsystem frontman wants to outfit the MTA’s subway turnstiles with consonant musical sounds, instead of dreary utilitarian beeps. We spoke with him about the idea.

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Top Six Recordings of Terry Riley's Rollicking, Iconic 'In C'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

As part of our 24-hour marathon celebrating Terry Riley's 80th birthday, we pulled together some of our favorite renditions of the composer's open-form 1964 groundbreaking work "In C."

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In Celebration of Terry Riley: Haikus and a 24-Hour Marathon

Monday, June 22, 2015

Saturday, June 27 celebrate the 80th birthday of American maverick and patriarch of minimalism Terry Riley with 24 hours of his music and haiku tributes from close colleagues.

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Terry Riley's Eclecticism in Four-Hand Piano Arrangements

Monday, June 22, 2015

Terry Riley celebrates his 80th birthday this week, offering the ZOFO piano duo the perfect opportunity to explore new arrangements from his rich and eclectic oeuvre.

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John Luther Adams Meet-Up and Recording Posse

Monday, June 08, 2015

Tonight at 6 pm, join John Luther Adams and friends on the steps of the Met Museum to collect sounds for "Soundwalk 9:09," a new work using crowd-sourced elements.

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Ann Southam: A Simple (24-Hour) Line of Inquiry

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Today, Q2 Music spends 24 hours with the quiet genius of the late Canadian composer Ann Southam, a musician just now starting to get the recognition she deserves.

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Get Involved: John Luther Adams's 'Soundwalk 9:09' Opens the Met Breuer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The sounds you record could make their way into a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams.

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Big, Bad, Heavy and Dark: A 24-Hour Marathon

Friday, April 24, 2015

All day today, Q2 Music counters spring buoyancy with 24 hours of the heaviest, most profound music out there. Hosted by Phil Kline.

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Guggenheim Names 2015 Fellows for Music Composition

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced its 2015 Fellowships, including 11 recipients for the field of music composition.

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Kickstart Season Two of Meet the Composer with Nadia Sirota

Monday, April 06, 2015

Support five more episodes of the radio show about today's exciting, dynamic and all-around inspiring composers, with host Nadia Sirota. Help fund Season Two today via Kickstarter.

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Conductors and Critics on Contemporary Orchestral Music

Monday, March 23, 2015

When preparing to webcast 24 hours of orchestral music written in the 21st century, it is advisable to seek out expert opinions. Hear from conductors and critics on today's orchestra. 

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Symphomania: 24 Hours with the 21st-Century Orchestra

Monday, March 02, 2015

Join us all day today, March 28, for an encore presentation of Symphomania, a 24-hour marathon stream that offers a vision of orchestral music composed in or after the year 2000. 

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Anything’s Possible: The Wild Imagination of Ennio Morricone

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Today, Q2 Music re-broadcasts its 24-hour celebration of iconic film composer Ennio Morricone. The day is hosted by Movies on the Radio's David Garland.

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Raised Voices: 24 Hours to Satisfy Your Choral Fixation

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Join us all day today (Jan 30) for an encore presentation of Raised Voices:  24 hours of today's wild and ravishingly beautiful music for vocal and choral ensemble.

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Edgard Varèse: The Most Epic Interview You’ll Ever Hear about the Ultimate Maverick

Friday, January 02, 2015

Edgard Varèse is one of the greatest mavericks of all time. In this three-hour interview, flutist Claire Chase speaks with the late composer's assistant and confidant, Chou Wen-chung.  

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Listen: Q2 Music's 2014 New-Music Countdown

Monday, December 22, 2014

Q2 Music closed out 2014 with a one marathon countdown of the top 100 pieces of the last 100 years, chosen by listeners. Check out the full results.

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yMusic Remixed: Weekly World Premieres

Monday, December 22, 2014

 Low City is the brainchild of producer/engineer Abe Seiferth (Yeasayer, Turing Machine) and composer Jeremy Turner. The duo presents this week's featured yMusic remix.

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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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