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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This began as a list of female composers who had "first" or "only" in their stories, but it morphed into something a bit different.
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.
English composer Jane Antonia Cornish makes a strong impression with "Continuum," a collection of wistful chamber music played by the ensemble Decoda.
Listen to the archived audio of the Met Museum's all-Arvo Pärt concert featuring chamber works performed by the New Juilliard Ensemble.
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.
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.
Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider teams up with vocalist Shara Worden, Padma Newsome and D.M. Stith on her latest album.
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!
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.
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.
Listen to Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir's latest album, "In the Light of Air," this week.
Last month, powerhouse pianist Taka Kigawa performed music of Tristan Murail, Marco Stroppa and Claude Debussy live at Le Poisson Rouge.
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.
Explore the peripheral world of the musically emergent with host Suzanne Farrin: Off the Grid returns for its third season today at 3 pm.
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.