As Q2's Requiem Project takes shape, we’ll post here regularly about our discoveries and the challenges we encounter. We'll also preview project elements still in development. In exchange, we hope you’ll join us in conversation and share your thoughts on how music can offer solace in the face of great loss.

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Stories of Loss and Recovery

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Listen As part of The Requiem Project, we searched the WNYC Archives for voices that offer perspective on loss, grief and remembrance. The goal was for these voices to augment the mu...

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The Ambiguity of Excerpting

Monday, August 29, 2011

As we take all the generous musical suggestions you've provided and strive to channel them into a cohesive, fluid stream of music for the 9/11 weekend, we acknowledge a complicated, but inevitable, decision. We have an idea how to proceed; however, we want to hear your thoughts as to the most appropriate, respectful course of action.

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To Score or Not To Score

Monday, August 29, 2011

Listen As part of Q2's Requiem Project, we're collecting stories from the  New York Public Radio archives to augment the music stream — voices that expand upon the themes in the mus...

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Quiet Acts of Kindness

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Listen As part of Q2's Requiem Project, we've been searching the NYPR archives for voices that offer perspective on 9/11 and help us better understand the world in which we now li...


Requiems Discovered

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Listen Over the next few weeks, as we listen to your requiem suggestions and start to sketch out the 9/11 anniversary weekend programming, a ton of new music will be crossing our d...

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A Musical Memory Space

Friday, August 12, 2011

John Adams was one of the first major composers to take on the challenge of writing a work to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001. His Pulitzer Prize-winning work On the Transmigration of Souls is something of a sound collage, performed by orchestra and choirs along with pre-recorded ambient sound: we hear a voice reading names of people who were lost in the towers, the choirs singing reminiscences of their family members.

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