On-Demand Video: World Premiere of John Luther Adams's Sila: The Breath of the World

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.

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Donnacha Dennehy's Exuberant Post-Minimalism

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.


Zorn on Zorn: 24-Hour Marathon Celebration

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.

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Her Music 2.0: Thoughts for Next Year

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? 

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How to Talk to a Female Composer

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. 

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Encore: 24-Hour Stream of Emerging Women Composers

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.


Her Music: Today's Emerging Female Composer

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.

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Remembering Peter Sculthorpe, Australia's Aaron Copland

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. 


24-Hour Marathon of Emerging Female Composers

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...

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Summer 24-Hour Marathon: What's Your Roadtrip Playlist?

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...

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Vote: What 24-Hour Marathon Would You Like to Hear?

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...

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Meet the Composer(s): A 24-Hour Marathon

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

To celebrate the launch of Q2's new podcast Meet the Composer, tune into our 24-hour marathon of music by Steve Reich, Missy Mazzoli and others.

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NY Phil Biennial Roundup: Sound if Safe Success

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The inaugural New York Philharmonic Biennial, a string of contemporary music performances held around the city, proved to be—while void of risk—an enjoyable event. Check out Daniel St...


Off the Grid with Suzanne Farrin Returns

Sunday, June 01, 2014

On Thursday, June 5 at 8 am/pm, join host Suzanne Farrin for the second season of Off the Grid – a special series that showcases new music by aspiring composers, young and old.

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Video: Mark Stewart's Island of Misfit Toys

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For the latest episode of Q2 Spaces, we visited Bang on a Can co-founder Mark Stewart's home and studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn.


Video: Composer-Pianist Vijay Iyer's Harlem Home

Monday, April 21, 2014

For the second episode of Q2 Spaces's second season, we tour the Harlem apartment of pianist, composer and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer. Watch the full episode now.


Sample Rate: 24-Hour Marathon of Electronic and Electro-acoustic Music

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 27, join us for a special encore presentation of Sample Rate: 24-hours of electronic and electro-acoustic music curated and hosted by Morton Subotnick, Tyondai Braxton, ...

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19 Composers on What Makes Kronos Kronos

Monday, March 24, 2014

Over the course of 50+ recordings and 800 commissions and arrangements, the Kronos Quartet has worked with a list of composers more diverse than perhaps that of any other ensemble. Li...


Kronos at 40: 24-Hour Marathon Anniversary Stream

Monday, March 24, 2014

On March 29, Q2 Music streamed an encore of KRONOS AT 40 – a marathon of 24 distinct hours surveying the Kronos Quartet's colossal contributions to 20th and 21st century music.

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Top 10 Essential Kronos Quartet Recordings

Monday, March 24, 2014

Kronos Quartet has been celebrating its 40th anniversary this season – 40 years of upending and then rebuilding our idea of what a string quartet can be. Here's a rundown of 10 of the...

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