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Listen: Alarm Will Sound and Three New York Premieres

October 22, Alarm Will Sound performed at Merkin Concert Hall for the 2015 SONiC Festival.

Listen: Visualizing Music at National Sawdust's SONiC Afterhours

Thursday, November 19, 2015

October 17, a spectacle of sound and visual art captivated audiences at the 2015 SONiC Festival at National Sawdust featuring two world premieres.


Listen: wild Up's West Coast Experimentalism at Roulette

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

On Tuesday, Oct.20, wild Up performed "a study of west coast: experimentalism, pulse music, noise, punk rock, Los Angeles, and tumbleweeds" for the SONiC Festival at Roulette. 


Listen: World Premiere of Tod Machover's 'Symphony for Lucerne'

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On Sept. 9, 2015, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra premiered Tod Machover's new field recording-colored "Symphony for Lucerne."


Listen: Jürg Wyttenbach's Collage Opera and Swiss Folk Music Live at Lucerne

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

August 22, 2015, Swiss composer Jürg Wyttenbach presented a world-premiere arrangement of his "Collage Opera" inspired by French Renaissance novelist François Rabelais.


Listen: Roomful of Teeth Premieres Ted Hearne and Anna Clyne at National Sawdust

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

October 17, Grammy Award-winning vocal octet Roomful of Teeth took center stage at the 2015 SONiC Festival at National Sawdust for an evening of diverse selections.


Listen: Tan Dun's 'Water Passion' from the Temple of Dendur

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

On Nov. 14, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of the sold-out "Water Passion" by Tan Dun, staged within the Met Museum's iconic Temple of Dendur. Listen on demand now.


Listen: Steven Mackey and Four World Premieres at the Edward T. Cone Institute

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Steven Mackey mentored four young composers toward world premieres with the New Jersey Symphony for this year's Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. Listen to the final show.


Watch: SONiC Boom! Kicking Off the Sounds of a New Century Festival

Friday, October 16, 2015

On Oct. 15, Q2 Music kicked off the American Composers Orchestra's Sounds of a New Century Festival (SONiC) in The Greene Space at WQXR with Music from Copland House.


Listen: Star-Studded Opening of Williamsburg's National Sawdust

Thursday, October 01, 2015

On Oct. 1, Q2 Music presented a live audio webcast of the much-anticipated opening of National Sawdust - a new concert space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Listen now on demand.

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Listen: Arvo Pärt at 80 with New Juilliard Ensemble

Friday, September 11, 2015

Listen to the archived audio of the Met Museum's all-Arvo Pärt concert featuring chamber works performed by the New Juilliard Ensemble.

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Listen: Jeffrey Zeigler and Artists of The Next Festival

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

On June 14, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler joined artists of the annual Next Festival at Le Poisson Rouge for music of Lisa Bielawa, Paola Prestini and Peter Askim.


Listen: Pianist Taka Kigawa Performs Murail, Stroppa and Debussy

Monday, August 24, 2015

Last month, powerhouse pianist Taka Kigawa performed music of Tristan Murail, Marco Stroppa and Claude Debussy live at Le Poisson Rouge.


Listen: Dreams, Nightmares and Folktales by Gity Razaz and Ariadne Greif

Friday, August 07, 2015

The 2015 Ferus Festival concluded on May 30 at Pioneer Works with premieres of works by Gity Razaz for cello and electronics and a theatrical piece performed by soprano Ariade Greif.


Listen: Vocal Experimentation from Mikael Karlsson, Cornelius Dufallo and Molly Joyce

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The 2015 Ferus Festival featured a workshop of vocal music by composers Mikael Karlsson, Cornelius Dufallo and Molly Joyce.


Listen: Agata Zubel, Hafez Modirzadeh and Friends Open 2015 Ferus Festival

Monday, August 03, 2015

The 2015 Ferus Festival opened at with an evening of improvisation by Polish vocalist Agata Zubel, free-jazz luminary Hafez Modirzadeh with some very special guests. Listen on demand.


Talea Ensemble Closes the 2015 MATA Festival with Percussion Wizardry

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The 2015 MATA Festival concluded with a percussion-heavy electroacoustic night courtesy of Talea Ensemble.


Listen: Bearthoven Plays 2015 MATA Festival

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The eccentrically-named New York classical-jazz trio Bearthoven performs the work of emerging composers at the Kitchen. 


Momenta Quartet Plays Music from Iran, Greece and Brazil at MATA

Friday, July 24, 2015

For the third night of the 2015 MATA Festival, the Momenta Quartet performed music by young composers from all around the world. 


Listen: Music for Magnets and Lamps at the 2015 MATA Festival

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The second evening of the 2015 MATA Festival included eclectic new pieces for unusual instruments by composers from Serbia, Norway, and Croatia as well as the US.


Listen: Sweden's Curious Chamber Players Open 2015 MATA Festival

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

April 14th, the 2015 MATA Festival commenced with performances by the Curious Chamber Players, a Stockholm-based new music ensemble, live at The Kitchen.