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Shara Worden and Orchestra for the New Century at 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival

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Listen Live: Composer-Pianist Rachel Grimes and Longleash Piano Trio

Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live stream of composer-pianist Rachel Grimes with the piano trio Longleash from Merkin Concert Hall.

On-Demand: Rapper Pharoahe Monch and PitchBlak Brass Band

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Rapper and singer Pharoahe Monch joined forces with PitchBlak Brass Band at Merkin Concert Hall on Feb. 4 as part of this year's Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen to the entire show now.


Listen Live: Bang on a Can Perform Shaw, Shouwang

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 pm, join Q2 Music for a live stream of the Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund at Merkin Concert Hall. The program includes music of Caroline Shaw.


On-Demand: Boston's 'Orchestral Tribute to David Bowie'

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented MIT Music and Theater Art's "Orchestral Tribute to David Bowie" with a special live webcast from MIT's prestigious Kresge Auditorium. 

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Watch: Man Forever and Tigue Launch 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Q2 Music helps kick off the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival with a videostream of percussion projects Man Forever and Tigue live from The Greene Space at WQXR. John Schaefer hosts.


Listen Live: Nadia Sirota Premieres Dennehy’s ‘Tessellatum’

Monday, January 25, 2016

On Friday, Feb. 5, Nadia Sirota's Symphony Space residency concludes with the premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's "Tessellatum" - a 40-minute work with solo viola and viol consort.


Listen: JACK Quartet, Caroline Shaw, Ken Thomson and This Side Up

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The final installment of the JACK Quartet's marathon at the 2015 SONiC Festival includes music and performances from Caroline Shaw and Bang on a Can All-Star Ken Thomson.

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Listen: Duo Cortona and Derek Bermel Out of the Box

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

This second installment of the JACK Quartet's marathon at the 2015 SONiC Festival features performances from violin/voice ensemble Duo Cortona and from clarinetist Derek Bermel.


Listen: American Composers Orchestra's 'Orchestra Underground: 21st Firsts'

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

On October 23, the American Composers Orchestra closed the 2015 SONiC Festival with five orchestral world premieres at Carnegie Hall.


Listen: JACK Quartet's Out of the Box Marathon with So Percussion

Monday, December 21, 2015

October 18, JACK Quartet presented "JACK Out of the Box": a six-hour marathon of premieres by 17 composers. Set one featured guests So Percussion and Rachel Calloway.


Listen: Machine Music with Acoustic and Robotic Instruments

Thursday, December 17, 2015

On Oct 17, the SONiC Festival presented an afternoon program of music that incorporated new robotic instruments with acoustic instruments and voices.

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Listen: Bing & Ruth Perform 'City Lake' at Le Poisson Rouge

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bing & Ruth's music falls somewhere between contemporary classical and ambient electronica. Last month they celebrated the re-release of their celebrated "City Lake" live at LPR.


Listen: Four 'New York Stories' World Premieres at 2015 SONiC Festival

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Friday, Oct. 16, conductor George Manahan led the American Composers Orchestra in an evening of four world premieres, including works by Judd Greenstein and Angélica Negrón.


Listen: Clarice Assad's Off the Cliff and the Eco-Music Big Band

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

On October 21, 2015 ensemble Off the Cliff and the Eco-Music Big Band roared in an evening of Latin and avant-garde jazz at DROM for SONiC Afterhours.


Listen: Tod Machover's 'Fensadense' for Hyperinstruments and Interactive Electronics

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

September 12, 2015, in a program geared toward children age nine and up, the Lucerne Festival Academy alumni premiered Tod Machover's multimedia "Fensadense."


Listen: Alarm Will Sound and Three New York Premieres

Monday, November 23, 2015

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: Nieuw Amsterdams Piel at Le Poisson Rouge

Monday, November 09, 2015

On October 19, Dutch ensemble Nieuw Amsterdams Peil presented five premieres at Le Poisson Rouge as part of the 2015 SONiC Festival.