Wednesday, November 25, 2015
What does it mean for a piece of classical music to be considered contemporary, or new? Vote now and help change the rules of Q2 Music's 5th annual new-music countdown.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Join us all day Tuesday, Nov. 24 for a pre-Thanksgiving sonic horn of plenty with 24 hours of music of subtly ever-shifting, unstoppable change.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Oslo, Norway's Ultima Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary this Fall. With two Norwegian performances happening this week, Q2 Producer Hannis Brown recalls the opening weekend.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
A new work by Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and Bryce Dessner (The National) gets its US premiere this Friday and Saturday. Parry joins us in the studio to discuss the concept.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
This Friday and Saturday, Q2 Music celebrates Halloween with the scariest music out there, from iconic, hair-raising works by Ligeti and Penderecki to slasher-film suites.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
All day today, join us for an encore presentation of Generation XYZ, a 24-hour marathon of music by your favorite composers from around the world, ages 40 and under.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
This began as a list of female composers who had "first" or "only" in their stories, but it morphed into something a bit different.
Monday, September 14, 2015
All day today, September 26, celebrate the breadth of ceiling-shattering achievements of female composers with an encore presentation of "Her Music," a 24-hour celebration.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Celebrate the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt today with an encore stream of A World Apärt: a 24-hour survey of one of the most revolutionary voices of the 21st century.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The opening music of Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson's 1976 opera "Einstein on the Beach" is at the center of a new ad campaign celebrating athletic precision and endurance.
Monday, August 24, 2015
It is simply too simplistic to say that Anna Thorvaldsdottir is "inspired by nature,” as has become the shorthand in describing composers hailing from Iceland.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Explore the peripheral world of the musically emergent with host Suzanne Farrin: Off the Grid returns for its third season today at 3 pm.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Saturday August 29, Q2 Music presents an encore presentation of "Jaunā Mūzika: Latvija" (New Music: Latvia) – a 24-hour marathon of dynamic new music from the heart of the Baltics.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.