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Birdsong, Electronic Music and Under the Radar Artists with Tobias Fischer

Friday, October 02, 2015

Tobias Fischer is the founder of Fifteen Questions, a magazine highlighting under-the-radar artists with unorthodox approaches to sound. He curates this week's Sample Rate.

Listen: Star-Studded Opening of Williamsburg's National Sawdust

Thursday, October 01, 2015

On Oct. 1, Q2 Music presented a live audio webcast of the much-anticipated opening of National Sawdust - a new concert space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Listen now on demand.

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Listen: Ingram Marshall Pop-Up Stream

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

On Thursday, Oct. 1, Q2 Music launches a weeklong pop-up stream to celebrate the arrival of the Ingram Marshall episode of Meet the Composer. Hear his music and from Ingram himself.

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Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-Winning 'Anthracite Fields' is a Hard-Rocking Affair

Monday, September 28, 2015

Julia Wolfe has released Anthracite Fields – the oratorio that won her the Pulitzer Prize – featuring the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and amplified sextet the Bang on a Can All-Stars

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Mario Diaz de Leon’s Light-Seeking, Metal Chamber Music

Friday, September 18, 2015

The music on composer Mario Diaz de Leon’s second full-length has the quality of a sputtering flame in a subterranean world. Stream the full album, performed by members of ICE.

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9 Ceiling-Shattering Composers of the Last 100 Years... and One from a Bit Earlier

Thursday, September 17, 2015

This began as a list of female composers who had "first" or "only" in their stories, but it morphed into something a bit different.

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Her Music: Crusading Female Composers of the Present and Past

Monday, September 14, 2015

All day today, September 26, celebrate the breadth of ceiling-shattering achievements of female composers with an encore presentation of "Her Music," a 24-hour celebration.

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Jane Antonia Cornish's 'Continuum' Unfolds With Wistful, Melancholic Beauty

Monday, September 14, 2015

English composer Jane Antonia Cornish makes a strong impression with "Continuum," a collection of wistful chamber music played by the ensemble Decoda.

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Listen: Arvo Pärt at 80 with New Juilliard Ensemble

Friday, September 11, 2015

Listen to the archived audio of the Met Museum's all-Arvo Pärt concert featuring chamber works performed by the New Juilliard Ensemble.

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Arithmetical Elegance and Philip Glass in Eighth Blackbird's 'Filament'

Monday, September 07, 2015

Chicago-based ensemble eighth blackbird's meticulous programming is seldom as intensely focused as it is on their latest album, "Filament." Stream the complete album all week. 

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A World Apärt: 24-Hour Arvo Pärt Marathon

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt today with an encore stream of A World Apärt: a 24-hour survey of one of the most revolutionary voices of the 21st century.

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Sarah Kirkland Snider's 'Unremembered' Songs of Youth and Memory

Monday, August 31, 2015

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider teams up with vocalist Shara Worden, Padma Newsome and D.M. Stith on her latest album.

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Download: LPR Live Preview and 'Memory Pieces' by David Lang

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I’m thrilled this week to give you a sneak peek of a new podcast called LPR Live coming out this Fall. It’s hosted by friend and colleague Conor Hanick and you should check it out!

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Sportswear Company Makes its Pitch With Glass's 'Einstein on the Beach'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The opening music of Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson's 1976 opera "Einstein on the Beach" is at the center of a new ad campaign celebrating athletic precision and endurance. 

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Listen: Jeffrey Zeigler and Artists of The Next Festival

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

On June 14, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler joined artists of the annual Next Festival at Le Poisson Rouge for music of Lisa Bielawa, Paola Prestini and Peter Askim.

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Anna Thorvaldsdottir Carves Isolated, Icy Paths With 'In the Light of Air'

Monday, August 24, 2015

Listen to Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir's latest album, "In the Light of Air," this week.

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Listen: Pianist Taka Kigawa Performs Murail, Stroppa and Debussy

Monday, August 24, 2015

Last month, powerhouse pianist Taka Kigawa performed music of Tristan Murail, Marco Stroppa and Claude Debussy live at Le Poisson Rouge.

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Iceland's Anna Thorvaldsdottir Imagines Fantastical Landscapes

Monday, August 24, 2015

It is simply too simplistic to say that Anna Thorvaldsdottir is "inspired by nature,” as has become the shorthand in describing composers hailing from Iceland.

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Off The Grid: Open Call for New Music

Monday, August 17, 2015

Explore the peripheral world of the musically emergent with host Suzanne Farrin: Off the Grid returns for its third season today at 3 pm.

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Composer-Cellist Peter Gregson's Fervid Midnight Rendezvous, "Touch"

Monday, August 17, 2015

Listening to Peter Gregson's "Touch" is a superlative experience, with the luster of Gregson’s cello lines and the tender swells of the strings in panoramic view. Listen all this week.

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