Alexander Overington

Alexander Overington is a composer and producer specializing in a genre-bending approach to recorded music. A native of New York City currently residing in Brooklyn, he holds dual degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and is faculty of Composition and Music Technology at California State Summer School for the Arts at CalArts. He is the co-founder of the new record label Rest Assured.

Overington has collaborated with a wide cross-section of innovative musicians including Rafiq Bhatia, Billy Hart, Vijay Iyer, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Shahzad Ismaily, International Contemporary Ensemble, JACK quartet, Prefuse 73, Teebs and High Priest of Antipop Consortium. He can be followed on Twitter at @alexoverington.



Alexander Overington appears in the following:

Free Download: 'The Hunger' from Composer Donnacha Dennehy

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy shares excerpts from his forthcoming opera, The Hunger, based on writings about the Great Famine.


Donnacha Dennehy: Composing With Frequency

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

After a slightly weird start to his study with Gérard Grisey in Paris, Donnacha Denney moved to Amsterdam, where the composer Louis Andriessen changed his life forever.


Donnacha Dennehy: I. "Mine is not the standard childhood"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Donnacha Dennehy played the tin whistle in grade school and began composing sonatas. But upon turning ten years old, he met Karheinz Stockhausen—and everything changed.


Donnacha Dennehy: II. Grisey, Andrissen and Gender Confusion

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dennehy's attempt to study with French spectral composer Gérard Grisey didn't turn out as planned. Enter Dutch post-minimalist Louis Andriessen. 


Donnacha Dennehy: III. Irish Upon a Star

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dennehy's music is beautifully influenced by the written word. Featured here are settings of W.B. Yeats poems, and his groundbreaking Grá agus Bás.


Andrew Norman: Better Living Through Architecture

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Andrew Norman has followed a winding artistic path that nearly landed him in the architecture world. Lucky for us, he kept writing music. Tune in Tuesday at 7 pm on Q2 Music to find out why.

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John Luther Adams: Bad Decisions and Finding Home

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Composer and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams is the first subject in Q2 Music's new Meet the Composer podcast. Host Nadia Sirota explores how Adams's move to Alaska led to his current popularity.

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Preview: John Luther Adams: Bad Decisions and Finding Home

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Preview the first episode of Meet the Composer, featuring guest John Luther Adams. The podcast will be available on June 24 following the 7 pm kick-off event in The Greene Space. 

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46 Different Recordings of The Rite of Spring in 3 Minutes

Monday, June 10, 2013

From 46 different recordings, Q2 Music presents the iconic “Augurs of Spring” performed by as many ensembles and soloists as could be squeezed into 3 minutes.

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Distressed Surfaces and Layers of Recollection

Monday, October 08, 2012

This week on The New Canon, we hear new recordings of music by composers Morgan Hayes and Imogen Holst, as well a selection of world premiere recordings of works for solo cellist Anthony Arnone.


Barbara Monk Feldman and Eighth Blackbird

Monday, October 01, 2012

This week on The New Canon, we hear premiere recordings of works by Barbara Monk Feldman, as well as a new album by the Chicago-based Eighth Blackbird.