App Download: Tristan Perich's 'Sequential' for JACK Quartet and Sō Percussion

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering an exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week: Tristan Perich's "Sequential" for JACK Quartet and Sō Percussion.

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App Download: Jason Treuting's 'Oblique Music for 4 Plus (Blank)'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering an exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week: Jason Treuting's 'Oblique Music for 4 Plus (Blank)' for Sō Percussion and JACK Quartet.

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New York, New York: 24-Hour Celebration with the NY Phil Biennial

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, Q2 Music joins the NY Phil Biennial with a 24-hour marathon of music from past Philharmonic shows and a live webcast of world premieres with violinist Jennifer Koh.

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App Download: Caroline Shaw's 'Really Craft When You'

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering an exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week: Caroline Shaw's 'Really Craft When You' recorded live at the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.

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App Download: Caleb Burhans's 'Beneath' with Roomful of Teeth

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering an exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week, download Roomful of Teeth's performance of Caleb Burhans's 'Beneath' from National Sawdust.

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App Download: Son Lux Unreleased #1, 5 & 11 for yMusic

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week, download three brand-new, untitled tracks by the composer Son Lux, performed by yMusic.

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Five and a Half Things I Say on the First Day of Orchestration Class

Saturday, April 23, 2016

For our Symphomania celebration of 21st century orchestral music, composer Steven Mackey offers insight into the processes and misconceptions of orchestration.

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The Months Between Signing a Contract and the First Rehearsal with an Orchestra

Friday, April 22, 2016

As part of Symphomania – our celebration of 21st century orchestral music – composer Kristin Kuster breaks down the anxious months from commission to premiere.

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App Download: Andrew Norman's 'Music in Circles'

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week, download Andrew Norman's 'Music in Circles' recorded live by yMusic.

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The 21st Century Orchestra Should Address 21st Century Issues

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Contemporary composers address the issues of our time and so should the modern orchestra, writes conductor Michael Lewanski on updating the symphonic repertoire.

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Symphomania: Honoring the 'Thankless and Unending Toil' of Composing Music

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thoughout history, composers have struggled to finance music written for large orchestras. As part of our Symphomania celebration, musicologist Douglas Shadle weighs in.

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Symphomania Redux: 24 Hours with the 21st-Century Orchestra

Monday, April 18, 2016

Join Q2 Music on Sunday, April 24 for our second annual Symphomania, a 24-hour marathon stream of music that offers a vision of orchestral repertoire composed in or after the year 2000.

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App Download: Marcos Balter's Ethereal 'Bladed Stance' for yMusic

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week, download Marcos Balter's ethereal 'Bladed Stance' for yMusic.

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Meet the Composer Named Finalist for 2016 Peabody Award

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Q2 Music's Meet the Composer podcast with Nadia Sirota was named a finalist for a 2016 Peabody Award, which celebrates media arts of the highest ambitions and standards.

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App Download: Judd Greenstein's 'Clearing, Dawn, Dance'

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive live recording to save to your phone. This week, download a live rendition of Judd Greenstein's "Clearing, Dawn, Dance" for yMusic.

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Say Hello to Q2 Music

Friday, April 01, 2016

At Q2 Music, we believe that to discover a new piece of music and to be surprised by the possibilities of organized sound can be a breathtaking, transformative experience. Join us.

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App Download: David Lang's 'Broken' for Viola and Viol

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week, download the world premiere of David Lang's "Broken" for viola and viol.

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Watch: Sarah Cahill Performs Lou Harrison's Unpublished 'Range Song'

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pianist Sarah Cahill stopped by the Q2 Music studio to perform Lou Harrison's rarely-heard (and perhaps never-before recorded) 'Range Song.'

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App Download: Donnacha Dennehy's 'Tessellatum'

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive recording to consume on-the-go. This week, download the world premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's "Tessellatum" performed by Nadia Sirota.

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Peter Maxwell Davies, Pioneering Composer and Conductor, Dies

Monday, March 14, 2016

The celebrated and prolific composer and conductor Peter Maxwell Davies has died at the age of 81.

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