Thursday, March 07, 2013
Composer David Lang hosts a two-part series that explores how the breakthroughs of musical abstraction in the years 1910 to 1925 have found renewed voice in the music of today. Music of Julia Wolfe, Arnold Schoenberg and Glenn Branca.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang hosts a two-part series that teases apart the threads of contemporary music that took inspiration from breakthroughs of 1910-1925. Part One, "The Consonant Show," streams Mar. 6 at 7 pm on Q2 Music.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Vocalist and Einstein on the Beach principal Helga Davis hosts The Best for the Worst – a five-part series that offers a soundtrack to the hugely popular, absurdist Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. Fridays at 3 pm on Q2 Music.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Given his Yale teaching post and the number of composers he has mentored there, Martin Bresnick may wind up being remembered as the Nadia Boulanger of the late 20th-century American scene: a rite of compositional passage embodied in a single instructor.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Saturday, Mar. 16, Q2 Music and Williamsburg's Original Music Workshop presented an evening that bridged new vocal styles from New York and Africa. Watch on-demand video of the entire sold-out show.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The newest video by New York new-music ensemble Build highlights what the band is all about: hypnotic repetitions, stripped-down chord progressions and a driving back-beat. Watch the premiere of Ride.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Avner Dorman is a composer of musical spices, perfumes and toxins in a figurative sense. His music is piquant — vivid, present, spicy. Read a profile of the Israeli-born composer and hear him introduce many of his key works.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Q2 Spaces is a new video series that gives you an intimate guided tour inside musicians' homes and studios. Catch a sneak preview with electronic music misfit Dan Deacon and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Join host Suzanne Farrin for the final installment of Off the Grid – a special 4-part series devoted to recordings received directly from you, the listener. Listen today at 3 pm.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Now that Elliott Carter has passed, we might well bestow the title of “world’s most impressive late-blooming composer” onto the shoulders of Esa-Pekka Salonen. Read a full portrait of the Finnish composer-conductor and listen to him introduce many of his key works.
Friday, January 11, 2013
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Friday, December 28, 2012
After asking Q2 Music listeners to vote for their favorite classical music, you delivered. We counted down the favorite 100 pieces of the last 100 years during our Second Annual New-Music Countdown.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Abstraction wrested music from the polarity of major and minor keys and Romantic-era emotions. Blogger David Patrick Stearns deconstructs the watershed years of 1910-1925.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Q2 Music has been invited to curate a dynamic, innovative sound chamber as part of The Museum of Modern Art’s multidisciplinary exhibition examining the rise of abstract art, Inventing Abstraction: 1910-1925. Stream the complete playlist on-demand.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
This year you can participate in the moving sound sculpture that is Phil Kline's Unsilent Night by simply streaming Q2 Music. The electronic caroling party begins Saturday at 7 pm.
Friday, December 07, 2012
It's time for Q2 Music's second annual new-music countdown! Between now and Christmas Day, vote for your favorite classical music from the last 100 years and we'll bring the year to a close with your top choices during a marathon countdown.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Dutch composer Michel van der Aa has won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. He is the second consecutive Dutch composer to win the $100,000 prize.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Composer Elliott Carter died Nov. 5 at age 103. In celebration of his legacy, Q2 Music devotes a full day of programming Tuesday to his life and music.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
As part of our all-day celebration of the late Elliott Carter, we asked a handful of Carter experts, colleagues and collaborators to share their memories of the man and his music.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Conceived as a tribute to Elliott Carter on the occasion of his 100th birthday, this special program from 2008 explores the compositional roots of the iconic American composer, as well as the ramifications of his complex, powerfully influential music.