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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tonight at 7:30 pm, the Bang on a Can All-Stars present world premieres of new music by Wilco's Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) & Ben Frost. Listen to a live webcast.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
February 9, American baritone Thomas Hampson delivered the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Civil Words, a song cycle set to texts from the American Civil War.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Songwriter and electronic musician Heldago Negro joined the New York City-based experimental music collective thingNY onstage on Feb. 18 at the Ecstatic Music Festival.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
On Jan. 10, composer Tan Dun hosted an evening of music and conversation with fellow composers Chou Wen-chung, Chen Yi and Zhou Long from the New York Historical Society. Listen now.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Jan 15, the Ecstatic Music Festival kicked off its fifth season with a pairing of Battles guitarist Ian Williams and Mantra Percussion live at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
On Wednesday, Feb. 4 pianist Jenny Lin celebrated the music of Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov with the program "Nostalghia" at Le Poisson Rouge.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Jan 29, pianist Sarah Cahill celebrated the 80th birthday year of iconic minimalist Terry Riley with a program of pieces written in his honor. Listen to the entire show.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
October 19, members of the vocal octet Roomful of Teeth performed new arrangements of Paul Lansky's "Idle Chatter" series at the "Sound/Source" festival of electronic music.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Juilliard School's AXIOM Ensemble's 2014-2015 season began with an instant classic of American modernism and closed with a masterwork of the European avant-garde.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Watch a live videocast on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 pm of pianist and former Bang on a Can All-star Lisa Moore performing solo piano works by Philip Glass from Le Poisson Rouge.
Monday, January 12, 2015
October 19, electronic-music composer Holly Herndon offered a response to Paul Lansky's seminal "Idle Chatter" series at the "Sound/Source" festival of electronic music.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
October 19, pianist Vicky Chow performed Tristan Perich's music for piano and 1-bit electronics live at MoMA PS1 as part of the "Sound/Source" festival of electronic music.
Friday, January 09, 2015
Hear vocalist Olga Bell perform Alvin Lucier's seminal "I Am Sitting in a Room" live at MoMA PS1 as part of the day-long "Sound/Source" festival of electronic music.
Friday, December 05, 2014
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Nov 12, the ACME string quartet performed a centennial tribute to Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik at (Le) Poisson Rouge.
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.