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

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Listen: Goldfeather and Exceptet Color New Music with Old Timey Folk

Brooklyn-based septet Exceptet joined old-timey band, Goldfeather for an evening of premieres at Merkin Concert Hall as part of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.

Listen: Music for Heart and Breath with Nadia Sirota and Richard Reed Parry

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire and Bryce Dessner of The National joined violist Nadia Sirota for the third installment in her week-long Fuse Project residency at Symphony Space.

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Listen: Lee Ranaldo & Dither Premiere 'Hurricane Songs'

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo collaborates with the electric guitar quartet Dither and drummer Brian Chase for the world premiere of Ranaldo's "Hurricane Songs."


Listen: In Celebration of Steven Stucky

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Musicians gathered on March 2, 2016 to celebrate the legacy of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky. The evening included music of Stucky's influences and students.


Listen: Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time' with NY Phil All-Stars

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hear Olivier Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time' as recorded live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 13 with an all-star cast from the New York Philharmonic.


Listen: M. Lamar, Charlie Looker & Mivos Quartet

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Zs founding member Charlie Looker joined the Mivos Quartet and M. Lamar at Merkin Concert Hall aspart of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.


Listen: Premiere of David Lang's 'Broken,' Music for Viola and Viols

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The first program in Nadia's week-long residency at Symphony Space featured music by David Lang, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and Nico Muhly.


Listen Live: William Tyler, Quindar, Nick Hallett

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

This Thursday, March 17, join us for a live stream of indie sample-rockers Quindar, featuring Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen, with composer Nick Hallett and guitarist William Tyler.


Listen: yMusic Performs Son Lux, Marcos Balter and Sufjan Stevens

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

As part of violist Nadia Sirota's week-long Fuse Project residency at Symphony Space, her ensemble yMusic performed music by Son Lux, Judd Greenstein and Sufjan Stevens.


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

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Hear violist Nadia Sirota give the premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's "Tessellatum" - a 40-minute work with solo viola and viol consort.

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Listen: Composer-Pianist Rachel Grimes and Longleash Piano Trio

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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

Feb. 6, the Bang on a Can All-Stars presented world premieres of music by Caroline Shaw and Zhang Shouwang alongside performances of Ornette Coleman and Julia Wolfe.


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: 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.