Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Wednesday, Dec. 24, join Q2 Music for a 24-hour listen to our favorite new-music releases of 2014, from Pulitzer Prize winners to debuts by exciting artists. Hear it again on Jan. 1.
Monday, December 15, 2014
2014 was a busy year for contemporary classical music. Here's our list of the artists that might've slipped your radar, but who caught the attention of the Q2 Music staff in a big way.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Join us Sunday, Nov 30 for an encore presentation of our Meredith Monk Marathon: 24 hours of Monk's music, insights from the composer herself, and remixes from her noted admirers.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tell us what you think are the greatest pieces of classical music from the last 100 years and Q2 Music will close the year with a countdown of the top 100.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Tour the sprawling, fifth-floor Tribeca loft that has played home for over 40 years to the joyfully pioneering performer Meredith Monk.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Today, Q2 Music presents its annual scarathon of vertigo-inducing tone clusters and heart-pumping slasher film suites.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
All day today, we celebrate five years of Q2 Music with wall-to-wall podcasts, live shows and excerpts from your favorite marathons. Oh yeah, and lots and lots of great new music.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
All day today, we celebrate the upcoming birthday of influential Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho with a 24-hour survey of her music, hosted by Phil Kline.
Monday, September 15, 2014
For this episode of Q2 Spaces: Season Two, we visit the Detroit home, studio and garden of composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond).
Monday, September 08, 2014
Recently, some 2,000 spectators gathered amid the chatter and car horns of New York City for the newest work from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Donnacha Dennehy goes from Ireland to America, France and Amsterdam to study, gets the post-minimalism gospel (with a sideline degree in spectralism), and returns to his native Ireland.
Friday, September 05, 2014
Friday, Sept. 5, Q2 Music celebrates the birthday of composer-performer John Zorn with a 24-hour marathon of Zorn's radically dissimilar music, hosted by the composer himself.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
In the last few days, you listened to Her Music – a 24-hour celebration of music by emerging female composers. Now we want to hear from you. What could we do differently next time?
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Interviewing a composer can be a daunting proposition, especially when confronted with the bodily reality of one who is non-male. Here's a how-to guide for beginners.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Her Music, Q2 Music's 24-hour celebration of emerging female composers, features 134 composers, and it's streaming now until 11:59 pm.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Even as women have achieved growing parity in the ranks of professional musicians, their numbers are noticeably small in one key area: the composers whose works are performed.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Join Q2 Music tonight at 8 pm as we mark the recent passing of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe, with his monumental, 40+ minute Requiem (2004) for chorus, didjeridu and orchestra.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
In June-July, we asked listeners to vote for their favorite idea for a 24-hour, new-music marathon from a listener-nominated list of five possibilities. On August 24, Q2 Music will re...
Monday, July 07, 2014
The windows are down, the cruise control is on, and the back seat is packed with snacks. Join us all day Friday and Sunday for 24 hours of your new-music roadtrippin' favorites, hoste...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
In the first half of 2014, Q2 Music featured marathons celebrating new-music in film, Arvo Pärt, Kronos Quartet and much more. Now we want to hear what 24-hour marathon you would most...