Conor Hanick

Q2 Music Host / Pianist

Conor Hanick appears in the following:

Post-Minimalism For A Post-Celebration

Monday, June 04, 2012

The champagne may be flat but we're still riding the celebratory wave of birthday boy Philip Glass's 75th by exploring the fertile genre of post-minimalism that he helped inspire. Tune in this week at 11 am and pm for reworkings, reinventions and revampings of Glass-brand minimalism during this repeat episode of Hammered!

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One Track Mind

Monday, May 21, 2012

This week on Hammered! we hear five consecutive cases of works that require an extended temporal space to achieve a more slowly evolving mode of expression. Otherwise put: works that last the full duration of each episode.

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Group Dynamics

Monday, May 14, 2012

This week on Hammered! we explore the mountains of chamber music that includes piano(s), or, otherwise put, music for piano+. Hear music from Thomas Ades, Ezequiel Vinao, Benjamin Broening and many more. 

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Family Trees

Monday, May 07, 2012

Did you know that Stephen Sondheim was a pupil of Milton Babbitt? Or that Cage studied with Schoenberg? This week we tease out the often unexpected musical relationships between some of the last century's greatest pedagogues and their students.

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Returning To The Source

Monday, April 30, 2012

Without question Arnold Schoenberg is one of the great composers of the twentieth century. Many would argue, in fact, that musical modernism began with his music. This week on Hammered! we hear the composer's five incomparable piano works alongside the music of composers he may -- or may not -- have impacted.  

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Two's Company: Piano Pairings

Monday, April 23, 2012

This week's programmatic sorbet on Hammered features unlikely pairings: Bach and Rzewski, Beethoven and Ligeti. Find out what these jarring relationships say about the music at hand.

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Stop, I'm Feeling Cyclical

Monday, April 16, 2012

One thing that became clear during last week's Bach-inspired program of passacaglias, chaconnes and variations is that almost all cogent musical structures have some kind of repetition or cycle. But of what? This week on Hammered! we decode the musical cycles behind some of the century's most fascinating architectural blueprints.

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Back To Bach

Monday, April 09, 2012

Conductor, pianist and one-liner machine Hans van Bulow called Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier the "Old Testament" of music (Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonatas were the "New"). This week at 10 am (new time!) on Hammered! we explore Bach's far-reaching influence on contemporary piano music by returning to the source.

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Pledging Allegiance To American Mavericks

Monday, March 05, 2012

Thank you to those that have pledged support during our Winter Fund Drive! It's because of those contributions that we can bring you festivals like American Mavericks, which is a whole other conversation (!), but for Hammered! means two days focused on the music of Julius Eastman and Morton Feldman

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Also Sprach A Living Composer!

Monday, February 27, 2012

A counterpoint of instructive voices host this week on Hammered! as we pass the mic among a collection of composers who will introduce their own works for piano. Hear their musical secrets all week at 11 am and pm.

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Loops, Ladders and Wind-Up Birds

Monday, February 20, 2012

Among diverse cast of characters informing Brooklyn-based composer Ryan Anthony Francis's musical language are author Haruki Murakami, artist M.C. Escher and poet Wilhelm Muller. Hear what they've told him this week at 11 am and pm on Hammered!.

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Piano Plus

Monday, February 13, 2012

How does a composer even think to write a piano concerto today when the masterpieces of Mozart, Brahms and Ravel are your compositional context? This week on Hammered! we hear some of the great creations of this historical dare.

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Post-Minimalism For A Post-Celebration

Monday, February 06, 2012

The champagne may be flat but we're still riding the celebratory wave of birthday boy Philip Glass's 75th by exploring the fertile genre of post-minimalism that he helped inspire. Tune in this week at 11 am and pm for reworkings, reinventions and revampings of Glass-brand minimalism.

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The Pulse Of Post-Classical

Monday, January 30, 2012

We agree with Time Out magazine: the 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival is "overflowing with awesome". Tune into Q2 Music, the festival's digital venue, for weeklong Ecstatic-themed programing on Hammered!, including live tracks from last year's Music Marathon and performances from this year's headliners.

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But First, A Mazurka...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Despite the immense stylistic variety of Polish music from the last fifty years, many of these works demonstrate a keen sense of historical context, nodding appreciatively through the centuries. Tune in for the piano course to this week's Muzyka Nowa smorgasbord and explore the keyboard music of Polish modernism. In context.

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Tuned to a New Frequency

Monday, January 09, 2012

New-music junkies thrive on hearing new sounds, on experiencing novel, sonic worlds. Really, is there anything more exciting than listening to a piece for the first time?

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Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Monday, January 02, 2012

You might think that your thoughtful criticisms and carefully considered suggests are simply lost in cyber ether upon clicking submit, but we actually heed and thrive on your comments. So, this week on Hammered!, you're the programmers!

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Turn (Back) on the White Lights

Monday, October 31, 2011

This week Hammered! takes its programmatic cue from the probing musical curiosity of pianist Alexei Lubimov and begins Monday with a recital recorded last year live at Lincoln Center's inaugural White Light Festival, which is currently midway through another illuminating installation of performances for its 2011 festival.

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Two's Company: Piano Pairings

Monday, October 24, 2011

This week's programmatic sorbet on Hammered features unlikely pairings: Bach and Rzewski, Beethoven and Ligeti. Find out what these jarring relationships say about the music at hand.

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Discovering The New, Newer and Newest

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's pledge drive time beginning Tuesday at Q2 Music and we're offering the best of the best as thanks for supporting our New-Music Experiment. Listen all week for the sounds that help define our station: from John Adams to Missy Mazzoli and perhaps some newly discovered favorites in between.

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