Jon Hanrahan

Jon Hanrahan is a radio producer and musician based in New York City. He has produced for On the MediaMeet the Composer and Q2 Music.


Jon Hanrahan appears in the following:

Listen: Meet the Composer Mines the Curious Mind of Paul Simon

Monday, July 10, 2017

Paul Simon has always been attracted to new kinds of sounds. His most recent work has brought him into the world of contemporary classical music.

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Composers and Their Dads: A Father's Day Special

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Four composers discuss their fathers, and how their fathers may have impacted the music they compose now.


Listen: 'Clouds Forming Over Mount Baker' by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Monday, June 12, 2017

Listen to synthesist and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's previously unreleased "Clouds Forming Over Mount Baker," based on a photograph by Eliot Porter. 

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Listen: Meet the Electronic Composers Who Sculpt Directly With Sound

Monday, June 05, 2017

Meet the Composer producer Alex Overington — usually behind the studio glass — takes us on a road trip to unravel the creative process of those composers who write without pen and paper.

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Listen: 'Wires' by The National's Bryce Dessner

Monday, May 22, 2017

Listen to the world-premiere recording of "Wires" by composer and guitartist for The National Bryce Dessner, performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain under Matthias Pintscher.


Listen: Meet the Composer Unravels Classical Music's Most Heated Brawl

Monday, May 15, 2017

It was composer pitted against composer: MTC unravels one of the most brutal fights in classical music's history.

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Listen: John Adams' Electronic 'Coast' Arranged for Alarm Will Sound

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Listen to an exclusive arrangement of a nutso, sci-fi-y electronic piece John Adams wrote in 1993, arranged by Caleb Burhans for Alarm Will Sound.

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Listen: Inside the Chamber Symphonies of John Adams With Alarm Will Sound

Monday, March 20, 2017

Meet the Composer and Alarm Will Sound unravel John Adams' two insanely difficult chamber symphonies.

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Listen in 3D Sound: Pauline Oliveros' 'Tuning Meditation' From Met Cloisters

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Today's Meet the Composer Bonus Track is an extended cut of Pauline Oliveros' "Tuning Meditation," recorded live at the Met Cloisters' Fuentidueña Chapel in 3D-sounding binaural audio. 


Listen: American Composer Pauline Oliveros and 'Deep Listening'

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Meet the Composer continues its investigation of the odd, wrong-side-of-the-tv-set role of The Performer with a deep dive into the "Sonic Meditations" of composer Pauline Oliveros.

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Listen: World Premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas' String Quartet No. 9

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Meet the Composer is thrilled to bring you a world premiere recording as our first bonus track of Season Three! The JACK Quartet performs Georg Friedrich Haas' String Quartet No.9.


Listen: Meet the Composer Returns With a New Season of Episodes

Monday, March 06, 2017

We're kicking off Season Three of Meet the Composer with a look beyond the composer to the performer, that unusual intermediary between the artist and the audience.   

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From the Vaults, Part Five: Meet the Composer With Leonard Bernstein

Friday, March 03, 2017

The ramp-up to the next season of Meet the Composer concludes with another archival mini-episode featuring a conversation between host Tim Page and the legendary Leonard Bernstein.


From the Vaults, Part Four: Meet the Composer With Libby Larsen

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A blast from the past, courtesy of the WNYC Archives: We revisit the original Meet the Composer. Today, a conversation between host Tim Page and composer Libby Larsen.


From the Vaults, Part Three: Meet the Composer With Otto Luening

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Today we revisit a conversation between host Tim Page and composer Otto Luening, from the original Meet the Composer of the mid-'80s, as we gear up for next week's new season.

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From the Vaults, Part Two: Meet the Composer With John Cage

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We continue the week-long ramp-up to our next and third season of Meet the Composer with an interview with the widely influential patriarch of 20th-century experimental music John Cage. 


Prepare for the Next Season of Meet the Composer With a Look Back

Monday, February 27, 2017

Q2 Music's podcast Meet the Composer launches its third season next week. Prepare by enjoying clips from the original WNYC radio program of the same name, hosted by the critic Tim Page.

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Watch: ICE Members Compete in 'Stupid Musician Tricks'

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Musicians in the International Contemporary Ensemble presented an Olympics-style competition as part of its residency at this year's Mostly Mozart Festival.
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