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The Crossing and the International Contemporary Ensemble's 'Seven Responses'

Monday, March 20, 2017

Any record that pairs The Crossing with the International Contemporary Ensemble is virtually guaranteed to be a new-music lover's dream. Listen to their "Seven Responses" all this week.

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Listen: John Adams' Electronic 'Coast' Arranged for Alarm Will Sound

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Listen to an exclusive arrangement of a nutso, sci-fi-y electronic piece John Adams wrote in 1993, arranged by Caleb Burhans for Alarm Will Sound.

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The Crossing and the International Contemporary Ensemble's 'Seven Responses'

Monday, March 20, 2017

Any record that pairs The Crossing with the International Contemporary Ensemble is virtually guaranteed to be a new-music lover's dream. Listen to their "Seven Responses" all this week.

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Listen: Inside the Chamber Symphonies of John Adams With Alarm Will Sound

Monday, March 20, 2017

Meet the Composer and Alarm Will Sound unravel John Adams' two insanely difficult chamber symphonies.

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Exclusive Music Video: The Knights' 'Ascending Bird,' Featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Knights are releasing their new album on March 31. Ahead of the release, they have shared an exclusive first listen of their new work, "Ascending Bird."
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Listen in 3D Sound: Pauline Oliveros' 'Tuning Meditation' From Met Cloisters

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Today's Meet the Composer Bonus Track is an extended cut of Pauline Oliveros' "Tuning Meditation," recorded live at the Met Cloisters' Fuentidueña Chapel in 3D-sounding binaural audio. 

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Listen: American Composer Pauline Oliveros and 'Deep Listening'

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Meet the Composer continues its investigation of the odd, wrong-side-of-the-tv-set role of The Performer with a deep dive into the "Sonic Meditations" of composer Pauline Oliveros.

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Thomas Adès Blazes With Wit and Brilliance in Orchestral Album

Monday, March 13, 2017

The London Symphony Orchestra has just released a new recording of Thomas Adès' enormously ambitious "Asyla," conducted by the composer, along with a pair of meaty new orchestral works.

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Listen: Roomful of Teeth & Nick Zammuto

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12, exploratory vocal octet Roomful of Teeth joined composer Nick Zammuto, a founding member of indie heroes The Books, as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival.

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Listen: Thums Up (Vijay Iyer, Himanshu Suri, Rafiq Bhatia, Kassa Overall) & Arooj Aftab

Thursday, March 09, 2017

On March 4, 2017, Grammy-nominated pianist-composer Vijay Iyer took the stage with rapper Himanshu Suri (Das Racist), guitarist Rafiq Bhatia (Son Lux) and drummer/rapper Kassa Overall.

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Listen: World Premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas' String Quartet No. 9

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Meet the Composer is thrilled to bring you a world premiere recording as our first bonus track of Season Three! The JACK Quartet performs Georg Friedrich Haas' String Quartet No.9.

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Béla Fleck and Colorado Symphony's 'Juno Concerto'

Monday, March 06, 2017

Perhaps no musician has done more to transform the image of the banjo than Béla Fleck. His second concerto for banjo is all Fleck and features the Colorado Symphony. Listen now.

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Watch: Kronos Quartet and Face the Music

Monday, March 06, 2017

Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 pm, watch a live video-stream of the trailblazing Kronos Quartet and Face the Music, Kaufman Music Center's acclaimed youth ensemble, live from The Greene Space.

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Listen: Meet the Composer Returns With a New Season of Episodes

Monday, March 06, 2017

We're kicking off Season Three of Meet the Composer with a look beyond the composer to the performer, that unusual intermediary between the artist and the audience.   

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From the Vaults, Part Five: Meet the Composer With Leonard Bernstein

Friday, March 03, 2017

The ramp-up to the next season of Meet the Composer concludes with another archival mini-episode featuring a conversation between host Tim Page and the legendary Leonard Bernstein.

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From the Vaults, Part Four: Meet the Composer With Libby Larsen

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A blast from the past, courtesy of the WNYC Archives: We revisit the original Meet the Composer. Today, a conversation between host Tim Page and composer Libby Larsen.

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Watch: Animated Video for Sarah Kirkland Snider's 'The Barn' With DM Stith and Shara Nova

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Watch a new animated video for Sarah Kirkland Snider's 'The Barn' from her opera 'Unremembered' featuring vocalists DM Stith and Shara Nova and The Unremembered Orchestra.

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From the Vaults, Part Three: Meet the Composer With Otto Luening

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Today we revisit a conversation between host Tim Page and composer Otto Luening, from the original Meet the Composer of the mid-'80s, as we gear up for next week's new season.

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From the Vaults, Part Two: Meet the Composer With John Cage

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We continue the week-long ramp-up to our next and third season of Meet the Composer with an interview with the widely influential patriarch of 20th-century experimental music John Cage. 

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Rothko and Americana Inspire Orchestral Works of Adam Schoenberg

Monday, February 27, 2017

Adam Schoenberg possesses a directly approachable compositional idiom, marked by a sweet-toothed tonal language, widely spaced chords and generous orchestral textures. 

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Prepare for the Next Season of Meet the Composer With a Look Back

Monday, February 27, 2017

Q2 Music's podcast Meet the Composer launches its third season next week. Prepare by enjoying clips from the original WNYC radio program of the same name, hosted by the critic Tim Page.

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