A Day in the Life: Gabriel Kahane

Friday, December 09, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Gabriel Kahane takes over our Instagram to document concert prepping, quality cat-time and a new Q2 Music theme song.

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Vote: Q2 Music's 2016 New-Music Countdown

Friday, December 02, 2016

Cast your vote for your favorite new-music of the last 20 years. Based on your responses, we'll close out 2016 with a mammoth countdown of the 50 most-requested pieces.

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App Download: Richard Reed Parry's 'Their Passing in Time'

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Richard Reed Parry's "Their Passing in Time," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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Andrew Norman's Video Game-Inspired 'Play' Wins Grawemeyer Award

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Composer Andrew Norman's orchestral "Play" is this year's recipient for the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Join us in listening to the entire piece today at 12 pm.

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Alex Ross's Current Obsessions

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Join Q2 Music this winter for a series of new and compelling musical main dishes, catered by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross. This week: music by Polish singer-composer Agata Zubel.

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App Download: Ellis Ludwig-Leone's 'Envelopes from 67'

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Ellis Ludwig-Leone's "Envelopes from 67," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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Mind-Blowing, Mystical 24-Hour Meredith Monk Marathon

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Join us Sunday, Nov. 20 to celebrate the birthday of Meredith Monk with 24 hours of her beguiling music, insights from the composer herself, and remixes from her noted admirers.

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App Download: Nico Muhly's 'Fielding Dawson in Franz Kline's Studio'

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Nico Muhly's "Fielding Dawson in Franz Kline's Studio," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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App Download: Bryce Dessner's 'Tour Eiffel'

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Bryce Dessner's "Tour Eiffel," performed live by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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Music to Test Your Endurance

Saturday, November 05, 2016

With the New York Marathon right around the corner, it's only fitting we usher it in with 10 pieces of music requiring stamina from performers and audience alike.

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App Download: Shara Nova's 'Blind to the Illness'

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Shara Nova's "Blind to the Illness," performed live by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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QBoo! Q2 Music's Annual Halloween Scarathon Returns

Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday, Oct. 31, celebrate Halloween with the scariest music out there, from iconic, hair-raising music by Bartók and Penderecki, to slasher-film suites and unsettling electro-acoustics.

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Watch: Het Klankcafé and Q2 Music Celebrate Louis Andriessen

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This past October, Q2 Music teamed up with Het Klankcafé, a Dutch radio program about the contemporary classical music scene, to celebrate the music of Louis Andriessen and others.

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A Day in the Life: Timo Andres

Friday, October 14, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Timo Andres takes over our Instagram to... well.. we're not exactly sure.

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App Download: Brooks Frederickson's 'Lag'

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Brooks Frederickson's 'Lag' performed live by the ensemble Exceptet.

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A Day in the Life: Sarah Kirkland Snider

Friday, October 07, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Sarah Kirkland Snider takes over our Instagram to reveal her favorite forms of downtime.

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App Download: Evan Ziporyn's 'Sulvasutra' with Sandeep Das, Wu Man and Calder Quartet

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Evan Ziporyn's 'Sulvasutra' recorded live at the 2015 Ojai Music Festival.

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Tape Collage and Five-Part Canons: Early Steve Reich Soundtracks

Monday, October 03, 2016

Steve Reich did write music before "It's Gonna Rain". Hear two soundtracks he made for the experimental filmmaker Robert Nelson and some other rare early Reich.

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SRx80: 24-Hour Celebration of Steve Reich's 80th Birthday

Monday, October 03, 2016

On October 3, Q2 Music celebrates Steve Reich's 80th birthday with a 24-hour marathon of his trailblazing music from 1965 to the present in chronological order. Phil Kline hosts.

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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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