Kronos Quartet's David Harrington on Glass as Leader

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

For 30 years, the music of Philip Glass has played a large and vital role in the work of Kronos Quartet. His "Mishima" was our very first film soundtrack recording. The only concert we ever played in a graveyard was with Philip in Spain. It was Philip who introduced us to Foday Musa Suso, the great kora player from Gambia. We played "Dracula" together in Canada on the horrifying night that Al Gore won the election and then didn't. Then...

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Top 10 Essential Philip Glass Recordings

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Philip Glass has been an extremely prolific composer, and has had long associations with two major record labels. Here are 10 recordings that will serve as an introduction.

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Notes from the Beach with Einstein's Helga Davis

Friday, August 31, 2012

About a week ago I got on the subway at 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue and saw it — the advertisement for Einstein on the Beach which will be part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival.

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Giveaways: Philip Glass Boxed Set and Grab Bags

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Throughout Music of Constant Change, Q2 Music will offer several chances to win exciting, essential recordings from Philip Glass's extensive catalog.

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The Infamous, Elegant Arpeggios of Philip Glass

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Philip Glass is one of the only living classical composers, if not the only one, to have achieved any kind of popular celebrity. For people who "don't listen to classical music," his ...

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Schedule: Music of Constant Change

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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In honor of Philip Glass’s 75th birthday and Einstein on the Beach’s return to New York City, Q2 Music celebrates the iconic, paradigm-shifting composer with Music of Constant Change: A Philip Glass Festival.

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Wish Philip Glass a Happy Birthday and Win Prizes

Monday, August 20, 2012

We want you to be part of our Philip Glass festival. Help us celebrate Glass's 75th birthday and the upcoming revival of his landmark opera Einstein on the Beach by calling in a story...

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The Misfit Pop Art of JacobTV

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jacob ter Veldhuis, the Dutch composer better known as JacobTV, comes as close to pop art as classical music is ever likely to get. Borrowing the "speech-melody" technique of Scott Jo...

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The Propulsive Post-Minimalism of Michael Torke

Monday, August 06, 2012

A decade or two before post-minimalism became the lingua franca of emerging American composers, the young Michael Torke was already building his career on it. Learn more about Torke a...

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Participate: Phil Kline's dreamcitynine

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tonight at 6:30 pm, Q2 Music joins forces with 60 percussionists arrayed around Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza for a live performance of dreamcitynine.

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Be Part of a World Premiere: Phil Kline's dreamcitynine

Monday, July 30, 2012

On Friday at 6:30 pm, 60 percussionists will disperse across Lincoln Center Plaza perform a live version of Phil Kline's GPS-based homage to John Cage's Indeterminacy. Join Q2 Music a...

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Radiolab Conducts the Choral Color Experiment

Monday, July 30, 2012

Behind the Scenes: When WNYC's science-and-wonder show Radiolab was working on a program about colors, it needed an aural representation of the rainbow.

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The Inestimable and Visionary Impact of Chou Wen-chung

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tan Dun's teacher, student of Edgard Varèse, Chou Wen-chung stands at the intersection of Asian and European traditions, of old and new logics for cross-cultural listening.

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Speak Out: Share Your Passion for New Music

Monday, July 16, 2012

The lifeblood of any radio station is its hosts. Right now we're looking for the next generation of hosts, people who are open-minded, hungry and passionate about turning people on to new music.

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Terry Riley's Radical Openness to Sound

Thursday, July 05, 2012

For a newcomer to Terry Riley, In C is where to begin, with its 53 melodic fragments passed back and forth between whatever instruments may have been assembled, and which are paced ...

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New Music Ticket Giveaways

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Q2 Music is proud to now offer its listeners an exclusive chance to win tickets to some of the hottest, new-music shows in New York City. Listen today between 2-3 pm to win two ticket...

The Spiky Neoromanticism of David Del Tredici

Friday, June 08, 2012

From time in the serialist trenches of academia to a position in the front ranks of the neoromantic movement, David Del Tredici has played a surfeit of roles over the last half-centur...

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Listen: Jherek Bischoff's Composed

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Enjoy a limited-time stream of Jherek Bischoff's Composed, studio versions of his sold-out Ecstatic Music Festival show featuring guests David Byrne, Greg Saunier and more and carried...

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The Singing, Soaring Lines of Latvian Melodist Peteris Vasks

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It will be hard to keep Latvian composer Peteris Vasks's passionate, yearning, eminently accessible music secret here much longer. Hear more about and from the composer ahead.

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The Deceptive Simplicity and Totalism of David Lang

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

In recent decades, American composer David Lang has been best known as a founding member of the Bang On A Can collective – something of an activist-spirited composer/performer/educator outfit based in New York.

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