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On Demand Video: Q2 Music's Best of 2014 in New Music

Tuesday, Dec. 2, Q2 Music presented a star-studded celebration of the year’s most compelling new-music recordings, hosted by Meet the Composer's Nadia Sirota. 

On-Demand Audio: Wordless Music Orchesta Reworks 'Tubular Bells'

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

October 16, members of the Wordless Music Orchestra presented a new arrangement of Tubular Bells, the 1973 rock opus best known for its inclusion in "The Exorcist."


On-Demand Audio: David Lang's Opera 'The Difficulty of Crossing a Field'

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hear David Lang's 2002 opera The Difficulty of Crossing a Field with libretto by Mac Wellman, as recorded live in concert with the Harlem Quartet on Sept. 28 at Roulette.


Watch Live: Meredith Monk's 'Piano Songs,' Transcriptions at Le Poisson Rouge

Thursday, November 20, 2014

On Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm, join Q2 Music for a live videocast of a 72nd birthday concert honoring the pioneering performer-composer Meredith Monk at (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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On-Demand Audio: The Knights Spotlight the Music of Bryce Dessner

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

October 15, New York ensemble The Knights presented the music of Bryce Dessner, best known as a guitarist and songwriter in The National. Stream entire show on demand.


On-Demand Audio: Centennial Tribute to Polish Composer Andrzej Panufnik

Monday, November 17, 2014

Nov 12, the ACME string quartet performed a centennial tribute to Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik at (Le) Poisson Rouge. 


On-Demand Audio: Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer with Bang on a Can All-Stars

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

October 14, Bang on a Can All-Stars took the stage at Brookfield Place for a performance of Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer. Stream the entire show, hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer.


On-Demand Audio: Hotel Elefant's Politically-Charged Season Premiere

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On September 14, Hotel Elefant presented a program of politically-charged music ranging in subject from the televised suicide of a Pennsylvania senator to modern life in Iran.


Klaus Huber's 90th B-Day at the Lucerne Festival

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Tune in to hear world premieres of works by Heinz Holliger and Brice Pauset in honor of Klaus Huber's 90th birthday, as recorded live at the 2014 Lucerne Festival. 


Premieres by International Quartet of Composers at the Lucerne Festival

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tune in to hear world premieres from Judd Greenstein, Dai Fujikura, Ying Wang and Jagoda Szmytka, as recorded live this summer at the Lucerne Festival.


World Premiere of Heinz Holliger's 'Scardanelli-Zyklus'

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Join us for the world premiere of Swiss composer Heinz Holliger's Scardanelli-Zyklus as recorded live this summer at the 2014 Lucerne Festival.


Ensemble Intercontemporain plays Chin, Pintscher and Staud

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Listen to Ensemble Intercontemporain perform new works by Unsuk Chin, Matthias Pintscher and Johannes Maria Staud at the 2014 Lucerne Festival.


Frank Zappa Referees Tribute to Edgard Varèse

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Q2 Music is thrilled to present an archival recording of the famous Frank Zappa-hosted concert of the music of Edgard Varèse, recorded April 17, 1981 at the now-defunct Palladium in NYC.

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On-Demand Video: Become Ocean Listening Party with J.L. Adams

Monday, September 08, 2014

Watch the archived webcast from The Greene Space, of John Luther Adams's Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean in engulfing 5.1 surround sound.


Watch Live: Taka Kigawa Performs Pierre Boulez

Monday, August 25, 2014

August 26, critically-acclaimed Japanese pianist Taka Kigawa performed the complete solo piano music of iconic French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez.

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On-Demand Audio: The Shifting Landscapes of Rinde Eckert

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The versatile composer and theater artist Rinde Eckert played diverse instruments and sound-making devices in a solo set contemplating geography and the numinousness of objects.

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On-Demand Audio: Daniel Felsenfeld's Epic Triptych of Fear, Murder and Sexuality

Friday, August 08, 2014

The last day of the 2014 Ferus Festival featured three cantatas by David Felsenfeld covering topics of fear, jealousy, slavish devotion, anxiety and murder.


On-Demand Audio: Spotlight on Librettist Niloufar Talebi at 2014 Ferus Festival

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The inaugural Ferus Festival continued on May 14 with a portrait of librettist Niloufar Talebi. Listen to the entire performance.


On-Demand Audio: New Music for Percussion, Strings and Electronics

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The 2014 Ferus Festival's fifth concert, held at The Stone, included premieres of new works by Jeffrey Ziegler, Paola Prestini and Andy Akiho performed by the composers themselves, Helga Davis, Mivos Quartet and Ian Rosenbaum. Listen to the entire concert on demand.


On-Demand Audio: Electronics and Incantations at 2014 Ferus Festival

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

On the third night of the 2014 Ferus Festival held at The Stone, singer-composer Helga Davis, clarinetist-composer Kinan Azmeh, and violinist-composer Cornelius Dufallo collaborated for a night filled with original music. Stream the entire concert on demand. 


On-Demand Audio: The Ravishing Music of Gity Razaz

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Two compositions by the young Juilliard-trained composer Gity Razaz began the second night of the Ferus Festival at The Stone. The evening included a work for Jeffrey Zeigler for solo cello and electronics as well as a song cycle based on the poetry of Galway Kinnell. Listen to the entire show on demand.