Interview: Musical Polymath Min Xiao-fen

Friday, January 27, 2012

Born in Nanjing, composer, singer, and pipa player Min Xiao-fen has become a fixture on the new-music, jazz and Chinese traditional musical scenes. Collaborations with such artists as...

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Interview: Ambassador and Visionary Chou Wen-chung

Thursday, January 26, 2012

It would difficult to overstate the importance of Chou Wen-chung when it comes to contemporary music. Not only has he developed over the course of his almost 90 years a shimmering, po...

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Calligraffiti: from China to New York

Thursday, January 26, 2012

This Thursday, January 26 at 8:30 pm, ET, Q2 Music streams an eclectic set of chamber and vocal works from award-winning Chinese composer Huang Ruo, as recorded live on January 10 at ...

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Interview: Composer Lei Liang on Cultural Identity

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tianjin-born and California-native composer Lei Liang joins us from a studio in Rome to discuss his creative process, the importance of putting the weight of one's life into every sou...

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Interview: Downtown Staple Composer-Performer Du Yun

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

As an active presence on the New York new-music scene, the young Shanghai-born composer Du Yun cuts a striking figure. From prestigious work with New York City Opera and The New Juill...

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Interview: Beijing-Born Composer Zhou Long

Monday, January 23, 2012

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music, Beijing-born composer Zhou Long has been a fixture of the American contemporary music scene for almost 30 years. Composer Huang Ruo intervi...

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Focus! Festival: Polish Music Since 1945

Friday, January 20, 2012

In 2011, Joel Sachs, the artistic director and veteran conductor of Focus!, collaborated with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York to produce six concerts whose programming thoro...

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An Interview with Mikołaj Górecki

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The son of legendary composer Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, composer Mikołaj Górecki is plenty accomplished in his own right. Born in Katowice, Poland, Górecki studied with his father at th...

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Poland's Next Wave

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Join Polish composer and electronic musician Jakub Ciupinski on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 pm for the second of two curated sets of Polish contemporary music, here exploring Polish new-...

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The Holy Trinity of Contemporary Polish Music

Monday, January 16, 2012

For the first of two curated sets during Muzyka Nowa, Polish composer and electronic musician Jakub Ciupinski joins us to explore the holy trinity of 20th Century Polish New-Music -- ...

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In a Landscape

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Each Thursday at 7 pm this winter, stream Q2 Music for weekly Webcasts of new-music shows as recorded live at premiere venues around New York City. This week's concert features pieces...

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Digging Deep

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Each Thursday at 7 pm this winter, stream Q2 Music for weekly Webcasts of new-music shows as recorded live at premiere venues around New York City. This week's concert is taken from...

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Results of Q2 Music's Inaugural New-Music Countdown

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Taking a cue from the WQXR Classical Countdown, Q2 Music asked listeners to vote for their favorite pieces of classical music composed in the 20th and 21st centuries. See what made the cut.

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'Never Finished, Only Abandoned'

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A few days ago, the New York Philharmonic gave the world premiere of my piece Fibers, Yarn and Wire. Before I go into the details, I’d like to say that I could not be happier with the...

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ETHEL Quartet Performs Jacob TV

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Each Thursday at 7 pm this winter, stream Q2 Music for weekly Webcasts of new-music shows as recorded live at premiere venues around New York City. This week, the adventurous ETHEL String Quartet performs the eccentric, boundary-bending music of Dutch composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis.

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A Polish Music Festival Overview

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Q2 Music presents a festival of Polish contemporary music from Jan. 16-22. From Lutoslawski, Penderecki and Gorecki, to emerging composers, the festival will survey the greatest in Polish music.

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Video: Phil Kline's 'Unsilent Night' Turns 20

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We followed composer Phil Kline and hundreds of revelers for the latest installment of Unsilent Night -- a 45-minute mobile sound sculpture that weaves through New York's East Village.

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On Signatures, Broken Rhythms and Mutes

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I began to write this post only a few minutes after the first rehearsal of my work Fibers, Yarn and Wire with the New York Philharmonic, under the auspices of maestro Alan Gilbert. Th...

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Gloria Cheng meets the Calder Quartet

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Each Thursday at 7 pm this winter, join us for weekly Webcasts of new-music shows as recorded live at premiere venues around New York City. This week: pianist Gloria Cheng and the Calder Quartet.

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Q2 Music’s New Music Countdown

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Join Q2 Music’s inaugural new music countdown by voting for your favorite classical works composed on or after 1900.

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