Alan Gilbert on Ligeti

Monday, May 17, 2010

Starting Monday, May 17, Q2 lauches Curious György, a two-week, head-first dive into the music of Hungarian new music rockstar, György Ligeti. Listen to New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert talk about the upcoming production of Ligeti's only opera, Le Grand Macabre, weekdays from 12-4, a.m. and p.m., with special Q2 guest host composer Sebastian Zubieta.


Look & Listen 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

On Wednesday, May 12 at 8 p.m., Q2 streams the opening night of the three-day Look & Listen Festival, one of New York's best new music events. Recorded live on May 7 at the Chelsea Art Museum and hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer, this concert features music by Q2's friends Missy Mazzoli and Caleb Burhans, Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez, Hannah Lash, and the revered John Corigliano. The impressive roster of performers includes eighth blackbird, the JACK Quartet, and pianist Jade Simmons.


Introducing Philip Miller

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

On Monday April 26, Q2 spotlights the music of South African composer Philip Miller as part of our monthly series of weeklong Composer Introductions. Listen in for a fresh infusion of musical discoveries; download from above his piece Felix in Exile; and read below Sounding Out the Image, an essay written by Miller for Q2 on his collaboration with the versatile artist and director William Kentridge.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

The New York Philharmonic’s new music series CONTACT! returns to Q2 with Music Director Alan Gilbert conducting the second concert of its inaugural season. Listen in Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m.



Thursday, April 08, 2010

Say hello to Hammered!, Q2's new hour-long, weekday program devoted the extraordinary breadth and ever-evolving repertoire of music for keyboard. Tune in starting Monday, April 19, 2010, at 11 a.m. and p.m.


Q2 Facebook and Twitter

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Q2 is pleased to announce a Facebook page and Twitter feed as new means to hear about all your favorite new music happenings. Find up-to-the-minute information about our latest webcasts, upcoming festivals, composer spotlights, and all the newest new music being integrated into the Q2 sonic world.


Introducing Missy Mazzoli

Monday, March 29, 2010

Q2 continues its monthly series of Composer Introductions with composer/bandleader Missy Mazzoli. Hear exclusive, live performances, read an introduction by Mazzoli herself and download her music.


Live Webcast from the Future ISSUE Project Room

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On Sunday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m. EST, Q2 and WNYC Culture partner to present a live webcast of the historic, first public concert from 110 Livingston, the new second home of the Brooklyn-based performance venue, ISSUE Project Room.

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JacobTV on the Radio: What Is It?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Beginning on Wednesday, March 17, Q2 launches JacobTV on the Radio, a 5-day immersion into the life and music of JacobTV. The festival features a kaleidoscope of new private and European recordings, introductions to over 20 of JacobTV's most ground-breaking works, videos and on-demand streaming audio.

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"Hi, I'm JacobTV..."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

JacobTV provides personalized introductions to many of his controversial and innovative works and in doing so offers a rare, exclusive insight into the creative process of one of today's most daring composers.  


Ethel Plays JacobTV

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Listen to on-demand streaming audio of the full Ethel Plays JacobTV -- the next in our ongoing series of live New Sounds Live webcasts on Q2. Hear the music of Dutch avant-pop composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis, aka JacobTV, performed by the Ethel string quartet, 24/7 at your convenience, as recorded live on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Merkin Concert Hall. This concert contains strong language.

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JacobTV on Television

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What would a JacobTV festival be without, well, internet TV? Click ahead for more videos, but here's just a taste, from a first draft preview's of JacobTV's upcoming and self-proclaimed "never-ending" opera, The News. Videos are by Kristien Kerstens and this teaser is entitled Small Pop.


Grab it!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Starting Wednesday, March 17, grab a free download, offered exclusively for the duration of JacobTV on the Radio, of JacobTV's break-through and provocative work--Grab it!--sampling audio from the 1978 documentary Scared Straight!

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I Want My JacobTV

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

JacobTV stopped by the WNYC studios back in April 2007 along with guitarist Kevin Gallagher and his avant-rock ensemble Electric Kompany. Listen to a live performance of excerpts from White Flag, a piece including audio from videos shot by soldiers during the Iraq war and samples from an interview between Fox News's Bill O'Rilley and then president George W. Bush.


What Do You Think?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In JacobTV’s pieces, you hear audio from too-good-to-be-true infomercials, political talk show hosts, doomsday preachers, confessions from fallen pop icons, violent Jerry Springer confrontations and other creatively distorted American pop culture iconography.

How does that make you feel?

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Time for Kronos

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Set your watches, it's time for the Kronos Quartet. At the top of every hour on Wednesday, March 10, Q2 celebrates the Kronos Quartet with a deep dive into their extraordinarily rich and diverse recorded output, as we gear up for their upcoming Carnegie Hall series, Perspectives: Kronos Quartet.

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Introducing Valentin Silvestrov

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Valentin Silvestrov is in the spotlight starting Monday, February 22, as the next in Q2’s monthly series of Composer Introductions. Listen to a selection of his compositions.

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Bang on a Can All-Stars LIVE

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Last night at 7:30 p.m., Q2 presented the first in a series of New Sounds Live webcasts with host John Schaefer. For this, the 23rd annual New Sounds Live concert series, New York's beloved Bang on a Can All-Stars performed four world premieres.

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Hope Springs Atonal

Friday, January 29, 2010

Whether you're atonal, bitonal, polytonal, or just tonally curious, you'll love Hope Springs Atonal. Join Nadia Sirota each weekday at 1PM (and 1AM) for a show devoted to the high octane world of post-tonal music.

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Sara Davis Buechner

Monday, January 11, 2010

To mark the 25th anniversary of her New York debut, virtuosic American pianist Sara Davis Buechner performed live on November 11 at Merkin Concert Hall.