Conor Hanick

Conor Hanick appears in the following:

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! ...


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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Meet The Percussion Family

Monday, March 28, 2011

If the piano is a legitimate member of the percussion family, then it most certainly gets strange looks at reunions. This week on Hammered! we're embracing this familial black sheep and showcasing composers that utilize the piano for what it is: a percussion instrument.

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Set Your Phasers to Stun

Sunday, March 27, 2011

If there were ever a composer in no need of introduction, it’s the eternally youthful and forever hip Steve Reich. Tune into Cued Up at 2 pm for live performances of his Triple Quarte...


Announcing Cued Up: Spring 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

This week, Q2 launches the 13-week Spring 2011 season of our flagship show, Cued Up, with the first encore presentation of one of the more mesmerizing evenings in our recent live Webc...


Spring Season Sample-Sale

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tune in all week to Hammered! for daily previews of the composers, repertoire and performers we'll feature on Cued Up's spring lineup of live performances in New York City. Highlights...


Forever Young

Monday, March 14, 2011

This week's Hammered! explores avant-garde works new and old that reinvented the way we hear music. Listen for unusual pairings like Stockhausen and Beethoven, Shostakovich and Bach, ...

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Way More than 2¢

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Let premieres rule your ears. Cellist Ashley Bathgate and pianist Lisa Moore play a recital as part of TwoSense, the duo's concert series and commissioning project dedicated to prese...

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And The Winner Is(n't) ...

Monday, March 07, 2011

This week on Hammered! we survey one way to look at the American music scene: through the eyes of the Pulitzer Prize committee. Our program includes winners and, sometimes more intere...

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Super Size Me

Monday, February 28, 2011

This week on Q2, two is better than one and less is not more. Taking its programmatic cue from Texas and John Luther Adams, Hammered! presents five days of piano works that embrace t...

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Musical Globe-Trotting

Monday, January 31, 2011

This week Hammered! takes an international spin, featuring piano music by composers from five different countries, beginning Monday in France and ending the week in Greece.


Marilyn Nonken

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pianist Marilyn Nonken thrusts the sounds of Chile into the spotlight. The program features Chilean-American composer Miguel Chuaqui's Blues en el Corazon and Frederic Rzewski's The P...


Piano Casserole

Monday, January 24, 2011

A lot to digest last week, no? The Ecstatic Music Festival marathon gave us a taste of its "multi-genre" offerings, performer-composers flourished in unique collaborations, and Q2 was blarring John Adams's El Niño, which typically ends with head-banging to "Shake The Heavens." This week on Hammered!, too much of last week's good things means reheating the uneaten pianistic highlights and serving them anew.


Arvo Pärty

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Last November, Le Poisson Rouge held a 75th birthday celebration for mystical Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Today at 2 pm, hear that concert in its entirety.

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'That Utopia Of Musical Possibility'

Monday, January 17, 2011

A utopia "where austerity and spontaneity are not rivals, but companions" is how composer and Ecstatic Music Festival curator Judd Greenstein described the compositional space of festival headliners Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson. This week on Hammered! we'll amplify that description with piano music written and performed by musicians featured in the Ecstatic Music Festival.


The Third Law of Classical Mechanics

Monday, January 10, 2011

Music is historically a very reactive material: Renaissance motets paraphrased liturgical chants; sonata structures were modeled on Mozartean tonal schemes; "Choral" symphonies were (at least) a century-long preoccupation. This week Hammered! investigates musical actions and reactions in the modern era, showcasing compositional "causes" and "effects".

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Keys To The Future

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Tune into this week's Cued Up on Q2 for performances from Keys To The Future, the only festival of contemporary solo piano music in New York, which took place last year at (Le) Poisson Rouge in Manhattan.