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

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

Join Q2 Music on Thursday, October 15 at 7 pm in The Greene Space at WQXR to kick off the American Composers Orchestra's Sounds of a New Century Festival (SONiC).

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Listen: Xenakis, Saariaho and Sorey Live at Look & Listen 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The final night of the 2015 Look & Listen Festival featured performances by violinist Miranda Cuckson, former Kronos cellist Jeffrey Ziegler and drummer-composer Tyshawn Sorey.

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Listen: Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Daniel Fawcett and William Schimmel Live at Look & Listen 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The 2015 Look & Listen Festival featured performances of new music by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Daniel Fawcett live in New York City's Lower East Side.

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Listen: So Percussion, Miya Masaoka and the Brothers Balliett Open the 2015 Look & Listen Festival

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Q2 Music presents music from the opening night of the 2015 Look & Listen Festival recorded live at the BRIC House performing arts venue in Brooklyn. 

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Watch Live: Bang on a Can's 10-Hour Marathon of New Music

Sunday, June 21, 2015

On Sunday, June 21 from 12 pm to 10 pm, watch a live videostream of the rollicking Bang on a Can Marathon of new music from the Winter Garden at Arts Brookfield. 

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Watch: NOW Ensemble Unveils New Album 'Dreamfall'

Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday, June 15 at 7 pm, indie-classical standard-bearers NOW Ensemble celebrated the release of their latest album "Dreamfall" with a performance live from The Greene Space.

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Listen: Electroacoustic Minimalism from Hauschka, itsnotyouitsme and Sontag Shogun

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

April 15, Berlin-based pianist Hauschka headlined an evening of meditative music at Le Poisson Rouge. The show included ambient duo itsnotyouitsme and New York collective Sontag Shogun.

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Listen: Philip Glass's Bloodiest Soundtracks

Friday, May 15, 2015

Listen to the archived stream of violinist Chase Spruill and pianist Michael Riesman presenting music from Philip Glass's bloodiest film scores, recorded at Le Poisson Rouge.

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Watch: Bang on a Can All-Stars Unveil 'Field Recordings'

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Watch the archived performance of "Field Recordings," the latest album from the Bang on a Can All-Stars, live from The Greene Space.

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Listen: Annie Gosfield, Billy Martin, Roger Kleier and Wicked Knee

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April 16, composer/sampling guru Annie Gosfield and drummer Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood came together as part of the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival.

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Listen: Four World Premieres from Cone Composition Institute

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Four young composers had their works premiered by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra last summer as a part of the inaugural NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute at Princeton.

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Listen: World Premiere of Edward T. Cone's Symphony

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Last summer, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presented the premiere of Edward T. Cone's Symphony at Princeton University as part of a project celebrating local composers.

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Listen: Max Richter and American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 pm, watch a live video stream of composer Max Richter and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing a sold-out performance at Le Poisson Rouge.

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Listen: AXIOM Performs All-Ligeti Program

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

February 25, Julliard's AXIOM ensemble, led by conductor Jeffrey Milarsky, rounded out its season with a program celebrating iconic Hungarian composer György Ligeti.

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Listen: Ensemble LPR Reimagines Irish Song in 'Follow, Poet'

Thursday, April 09, 2015

On February 23, Le Poisson Rouge's resident Ensemble LPR presented "Follow, Poet," an evening of vocal music from composers Mohammed Fairouz and David Handler. Stream the show in full.

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Listen: Xiu Xiu and Mantra Percussion Premiere 'Extinction Meditation'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

On April 2, the post-punk duo Xiu Xiu and Mantra Percussion premiered a multi-movement work about impending environmental apocalypse as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen now.

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