Zoë Madonna

Zoë Madonna is a writer, amateur accordionist, and yarn hoarder based in Boston. A 2015 graduate of Oberlin College, she was awarded the 2014 Rubin Prize for Music Criticism. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe and on icareifyoulisten.com.

Zoë Madonna appears in the following:

Q&A With Sufjan Stevens and the All-Star Team Behind 'Planetarium'

Monday, July 03, 2017

On Tuesday, July 18, Sufjan Stevens' song cycle "Planetarium" comes to Celebrate Brooklyn!. We caught up with Stevens and collaborators to talk gas giants, isolation and self-care.


Nordic Affect's 'Raindamage'

Monday, February 20, 2017

"Raindamage," the new album from the all female quartet Nordic Affect, continues the Icelandic ethos of innovating and exploring while staying connected to the roots of the world.

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Julius Eastman's 'Femenine'

Monday, December 19, 2016

Reviving the works of composer Julius Eastman – among those whom history have all but forgotten – feels especially important at this point in time. Listen to his epic "Femenine." 

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Aleksandra Vrebalov Reshapes California Minimalism with Kronos Quartet

Monday, October 10, 2016

Composer Aleksandra Vrebalov’s "Sea Ranch Songs" with Kronos Quartet is rooted partially in atmospheric sonic vistas, and partially in mellow, colorful California minimalism.


Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota Stay Connected in Powerful 'Keep in Touch'

Monday, October 03, 2016

Nadia Sirota and Nico Muhly have kept in touch since their days as students at Juilliard, and the latest manifestation of their creative connection is the album "Keep in Touch."


TAK Ensemble Conjures Magical Realism in Taylor Brook's 'Ecstatic Music'

Monday, September 05, 2016

Bands of magical realism stripe "Ecstatic Music," as TAK Ensemble performs with the fearlessness that composer Taylor Brook’s music requires. Stream the album this week only.


Cellist Maya Beiser Spans Imogen Heap to Michael Gordon in 'TranceClassical'

Monday, August 01, 2016

Amid the haze of glamour and processed signals enveloping the music of cellist Maya Beiser's latest album, 'TranceClassical,' her unadorned voice stands out in potent relief. Listen now.

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Francesca Anderegg Takes to the Open Road with 'Wild Cities'

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Francesca Anderegg’s "Wild Cities" is haunted by the American dream, a dream of perpetual travel on an endless open road. The album takes on the music of five young American composers.


Ensemble Signal's Delightfully Manic Steve Reich

Monday, June 27, 2016

Ensemble Signal’s new recording of "Double Sextet" is a delightfully manic whirl, so on point as to always seem microns away from spinning out of control. Listen all this week.


Alarm Will Sound Delights in Playful, Unscary 'Modernists'

Monday, May 09, 2016

On their new album, "Modernists," the 23 members of Alarm Will Sound perform playfully, inviting people on all sides of the modernism debate to lighten up and listen.

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