Thursday, January 28, 2016
German electronic musician Alva Noto was one of three composers to score "The Revenant" – a film up for twelve Oscars, including Best Picture. He joins us in the studio.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Sunday, Jan. 24 and again on Tuesday, Jan. 26, celebrate your favorite new-music releases of 2015 with a special pre-Grammy Awards, ensemble-hosted 24-hour marathon.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Contemporary music composers and performers – including Richard Reed Parry, Daniel Felsenfeld and John Lurie – share personal tributes to David Bowie.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Rock icon David Bowie passed away on Sunday, just days after the release of his latest album. His influence bled into the worlds of modern classical and experimental music.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
The influential composer, conductor and new-music advocate Pierre Boulez died Tuesday at the age of 90.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The annual Prototype festival of new opera returns to New York this week. Creative producer Beth Morrison joins Helga Davis to discuss her professional path and the value of community.
Friday, December 11, 2015
One of the best ways I have to positively impact the music community is to ask myself what I need, as an artist, and then to develop a way to address that need that also serves others.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Moved by the orchestra's recording of John Luther Adam's "Become Ocean," pop superstar Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the Seattle Symphony.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Each weekday this week at 11 am, we're counting down of the greatest 50 pieces of the last 20 years as chosen by our listeners. We'll bring in 2016 with the #1 choice.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
What does it mean for a piece of classical music to be considered contemporary, or new? Vote now and help change the rules of Q2 Music's 5th annual new-music countdown.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Join us all day Tuesday, Nov. 24 for a pre-Thanksgiving sonic horn of plenty with 24 hours of music of subtly ever-shifting, unstoppable change.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Oslo, Norway's Ultima Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary this Fall. With two Norwegian performances happening this week, Q2 Producer Hannis Brown recalls the opening weekend.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
A new work by Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and Bryce Dessner (The National) gets its US premiere this Friday and Saturday. Parry joins us in the studio to discuss the concept.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
This Friday and Saturday, Q2 Music celebrates Halloween with the scariest music out there, from iconic, hair-raising works by Ligeti and Penderecki to slasher-film suites.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
All day today, join us for an encore presentation of Generation XYZ, a 24-hour marathon of music by your favorite composers from around the world, ages 40 and under.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
This began as a list of female composers who had "first" or "only" in their stories, but it morphed into something a bit different.
Monday, September 14, 2015
All day today, September 26, celebrate the breadth of ceiling-shattering achievements of female composers with an encore presentation of "Her Music," a 24-hour celebration.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Celebrate the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt today with an encore stream of A World Apärt: a 24-hour survey of one of the most revolutionary voices of the 21st century.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The opening music of Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson's 1976 opera "Einstein on the Beach" is at the center of a new ad campaign celebrating athletic precision and endurance.
Monday, August 24, 2015
It is simply too simplistic to say that Anna Thorvaldsdottir is "inspired by nature,” as has become the shorthand in describing composers hailing from Iceland.