Conor Hanick

Q2 Music Host / Pianist

Conor Hanick appears in the following:

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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Piano Sounds of a New Century

Monday, October 10, 2011

What do you get when you combine the talents of two expert curators, 16 world-class ensembles and over 100 young composers? You get an atwitter Q2 Music and the first-ever SONiC Festival, an exciting and diverse new-music festival whose participants we'll preview all week at 11 am and 11 pm on Hammered!

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It's My Party And I'll Phase If I Want To

Monday, October 03, 2011

The eternally youthful, endlessly listenable Steve Reich turns three-quarters of a century young on Monday and Hammered! is joining the group hug. Tune in 11 am and 11 pm all week for a celebration of Reich's keyboard and ensemble music.

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Premiere Week

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hammered! returns with brand new fall episodes chock-full of repertoire never before heard on Q2 Music. Tune in all week at 11 am and 11 pm for Q2 Music premieres drawn from rarely heard tracks, recently released albums and compositional up-and-comers.

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Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Monday, May 30, 2011

This week on Hammered!, you asked for it! We'll revisit chamber music from April's Trout Week, only this time you're the programmers!

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Altered States

Sunday, May 29, 2011

In Ricardo Romaneiro's arrangement of John Corigliano's Grammy-winning soundtrack for Altered States, acoustic and electronics aren't quite flirting with each other; they're having a genetically mutated love-child. Listen to the Metropolis Ensemble perform this altered film score and other concert works which synthesize acoustic and electronic sound.

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Keys To Our Future

Monday, May 23, 2011

To pre-game the 2011 Keys to the Future Festival in New York, tune into Hammered! for highlights from last year's festival, including works by Don Byron, Marc Mellits, Annie Gosfield, Chick Corea, Magnus Lindberg, Gyorgy Ligeti and others.

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Happy Hour

Monday, May 16, 2011

This week, Conor Hanick explores Tom Johnson's An Hour For Piano, La Monte Young's The Well-Tuned Piano Three, John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano, plus works by Ann Southam and Frederic Rzewski.

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The Key Composers of MATA

Monday, May 09, 2011

Tune into Hammered! this week for piano works by composers currently and previously featured by the MATA festival with performances from MATA's deep roster of musicians.

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We'll Do It Live!

Monday, May 02, 2011

We're getting rugged this week and doing it live! Tune in 11 am/pm for a week's worth of nothing-but-live recordings taken from piano performances recorded in New York City.

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Best of The New York Philharmonic

Sunday, May 01, 2011

This week on Cued Up, Q2 host and contemporary pianist Conor Hanick handpicks some of his favorite live performances by the New York Philharmonic from the last three seasons, including works of Ives, Webern, Lindberg and others.

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The Piano Music Of Ryan Francis

Friday, April 29, 2011

On this specially curated week of Hammered! we spotlight a new album of piano music by New York-based composer Ryan Anthony Francis. The record features Bang On A Can pianist Vicky Chow, who, with Francis, joins Hammered! throughout the week with insights on this exquisite new body of piano music.

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Moonlight Fantasy

Thursday, April 28, 2011

On this specially curated week of Hammered! we spotlight a new album of piano music by New York-based composer Ryan Anthony Francis. The record features Bang On A Can pianist Vicky Chow, who, with Francis, joins Hammered! throughout the week with insights on this exquisite new body of piano music.

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Wind-Up Bird Preludes

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

On this specially curated week of Hammered! we spotlight a new album of piano music by New York-based composer Ryan Anthony Francis. The record features Bang On A Can pianist Vicky Chow, who, with Francis, joins Hammered! throughout the week with insights on this exquisite new body of piano music.

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Consolations

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

On this specially-curated week of Hammered! we spotlight a new album of piano music by New York-based composer Ryan Anthony Francis. The record features Bang On A Can pianist Vicky Chow, who, with Francis, joins Hammered! throughout the week.

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Loops, Ladders and Wind-Up Birds

Monday, April 25, 2011

On this specially curated week of Hammered! we spotlight a new album of piano music by New York-based composer Ryan Anthony Francis. The record features Bang On A Can pianist Vicky Chow, who, with Francis, joins Hammered! throughout the week with insights on this exquisite new body of piano music.

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"Virtuosity Of A Different Type"

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pianistic virtuosity is often associated with technical bravura. There is, however, a yang to technique's yin and that's musical virtuosity, a topic we explore this week on Hammered! through the complete piano works of Gavin Bryars.

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Jesus' Blood

Friday, April 15, 2011

While filming material for a 1971 documentary by Gavin Bryars’s friend Alan Power focused on people living in impoverished areas in London, the filmmaker crossed paths with a singing vagrant who offered an improvised and affecting profession of faith with the words "Jesus' blood never failed me yet..."

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Plays Well With Others

Monday, April 11, 2011

When discussing the behavioral patterns of the composer phylum, one often differentiates between solo fliers and school swimmers. Another way for these creatures organize themselves, however, is in collectives, a fascinating behavior and the programmatic source for this week's Hammered!.

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Red Piano Blue Piano

Monday, April 04, 2011

A stroll through The Juilliard School's fourth floor strongly suggests that the more pianists, the more scales. Since it's Trout Week on WQXR, we're embracing these dense schools of scaly pianistic creatures by showcasing chamber music for piano ensembles.

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