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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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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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Watch: Vicky Chow Performs Andy Akiho's 'Vick(i/y)'

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Watch pianist Vicky Chow perform composer Andy Akiho's haunting "Vick(i/y)" for prepared piano at Brooklyn's Pioneer Works and at the Storm King sculpture garden.

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Listen: Kati Agócs 'Tantric Variations' Live at the Library of Congress

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

On Dec. 17, 2016, the Cecilia String Quartet presented the U.S. premiere of Kati Agóc's "Tantric Variations" at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Listen now.

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Nordic Affect's 'Raindamage'

Monday, February 20, 2017

"Raindamage," the new album from the all female quartet Nordic Affect, continues the Icelandic ethos of innovating and exploring while staying connected to the roots of the world.

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Celebrating Trickster, Polystylist John Adams @ 70

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sunday, Feb. 20, join host Phil Kline for an encore presentation celebrating the birthday of one of classical music's most celebrated and performed living composers: John Adams.

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On-Demand Video: Bing & Ruth's 'No Home of the Mind' Release Party

Monday, February 13, 2017

Steered by composer David Moore, the group Bing & Ruth is equal parts chamber and ambient music. Watch the release party for their latest album from The Greene Space at WQXR.

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Listen: yMusic and Son Lux's 'First'

Monday, February 13, 2017

For its third album, "First," chamber sextet yMusic worked with composer Son Lux, and the record is a dynamic testament to what’s possible with sympathetic artists. Listen all week.

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Listen: Meredith Monk, Ani Choying Drolma and Art as Spiritual Practice

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

On November 17, 2016, composer-singer Meredith Monk and Nepalese Buddhist musician Ani Choying Dolma delivered spiritual, voice-driven sets at Brooklyn's National Sawdust.

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American Contemporary Music Ensemble's 'Thrive on Routine'

Monday, February 06, 2017

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble's new album, Thrive on Routine, offers a program that reflects the aesthetic of the ensemble's star composer-performer members. Listen now.

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Video Premiere: Grant Cutler's 'Georgia'

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

For Grant Cutler's "Georgia," the composer and electronic musician recorded artists improvising to delayed recordings of themselves. Watch the video premiere for the work.

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Philip Glass's Violin Concerto and Leonard Bernstein's Serenade

Monday, January 30, 2017

Philip Glass's First Violin Concerto, hardly new to the discography, has just received its definitive recording, three decades after its premiere, with soloist Renaud Capuçon.

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Philip Glass @ 80: A 24-Hour Birthday Celebration

Monday, January 30, 2017

This Sunday, Q2 Music celebrates the 80th birthday of the iconic minimalist composer Philip Glass with an encore 24-hour marathon of his music. 

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Listen Live: San Fermin & NOW Ensemble at the Ecstatic Music Festival

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

On Jan. 25 at 7:30 pm, tune in for a live stream of indie rockers San Fermin and new-music mainstays Now Ensemble live from the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall.

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Announcing: New Sounds with John Schaefer on Q2 Music

Monday, January 23, 2017

Beginning Monday, Jan. 23, WNYC's New Sounds – an hour of new and unusual music with John Schaefer – can be heard at 9 am and 6 pm daily on Q2 Music.

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Ian David Rosenbaum's 'Memory Palace'

Monday, January 23, 2017

Ian David Rosenbaum’s newest album, "Memory Palace," seems dedicated to suburban American nature and the natural world we tend to overlook. Listen all week.

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Writer Hilton Als Talks Ruthlessness and Freeing Your Art-Making

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hilton Als is an intellectual omnivore who roots his art and criticism in reality and truth. Als talks with Helga Davis about being comfortable owning your anger and art-making.

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