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Hollenbeck plays Hollenbeck and Meredith Monk

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

On November 30th, 2009, composer and percussionist John Hollenbeck launched the first in a series of live Q2 webcasts from Greenwich Village’s (Le) Poisson Rouge with an ambitious, ki...

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Inaugural (L)PR Webcast: John Hollenbeck

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tune in to Q2 tonight at 8pm for the first in a series of live webcasts from Greenwich Village's (Le) Poisson Rouge, as we join the versatile contemporary classical and jazz percussionist John Hollenbeck in his music and that of Meredith Monk.

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Extravagant Stories

Monday, November 30, 2009

An eventful two weeks here, including the first public performance of Don Byron’s and my work last Saturday as part of the 46th annual Nuova Consonanza Festival marathon concert and c...
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In C Remixed

Monday, November 23, 2009

In November 2009, Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad hosted a concert and CD launch party for In C Remixed at Le Poisson Rouge.

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Rock, Bach and Bees

Monday, November 23, 2009

This past month, I’ve been involved in a particularly lovely version of my freelance life, working on some fantastic projects all over the world.

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Mode Records Benefit

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mode Records is a label based here in New York City, and for over 25 years they've recorded and presented modern classical, avant-garde, and new music.

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When in Rouen

Monday, November 16, 2009

It seems strange to introduce myself as your blogger in Rome, seeing as how I'm currently in CDG airport in Paris. But I’m on my way back to Rome now, where I’ve been living for the p...
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Introducing: York Bowen

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"New music" isn't a description reserved solely for pieces that have just been written. It also applies to music that jostles the lingua franca, snaps the course of musical history out of a particular rut, or simply slips through the cracks and patiently awaits a revival. The music of English composer-pianist York Bowen has been waiting for almost half a century.

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David Lang, Match Girl Passion and Coffee Mugs

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I am getting very excited about the American premiere of the chorus version of my piece The Little Match Girl Passion, which takes place  in The Greene Space and live on WNYC and Q2 w...
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The Little Match Girl Passion

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

On Sunday, November 8th at 8pm, Q2 will stream live the U.S. choral premiere of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion in a performance from The Jerome L. G...

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Featured CD: Einojuhani Rautavaara

Monday, October 26, 2009

Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara might not yet be a household name here in the United States, but with the release of a 4-CD set of his complete concertos, that might change. Tune in to Q2 all this week as we feature these concertos and other pieces from his vast and exquisite catalogue.

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Backstage with Meredith Monk

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Over the past year and a half, WQXR's Nadia Sirota has been working with Meredith Monk and her ensemble on her new performance piece, Songs of Ascension. Sirota interviewed Monk as th...
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Enescu 2.0

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lucian Ban at the Jazz StandardJazz pianist and composer Lucian Ban hails from Cluj, Transylvania, Romania, but currently lives in New York City where is part of the next generation of performers and composers at the forefront of modern jazz. He tells the story of his upcoming project ENESCU re-IMAGINED at Merkin Hall.

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The Century of Enescu

Monday, October 19, 2009

Jazz pianist and composer Lucian Ban hails from Cluj, Transylvania, Romania, but currently lives in New York City where he is part of the next generation of performers and composers ...
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Finnish Magic

Thursday, October 15, 2009

So the Finns now have healthcare, dental, Rautavaara, saunas and BROADBAND. I'm having jealousy issues.
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Q2 in Your Neighborhood

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Have you started seeing Q2 crop up in unexpected places? Check out what we’ve managed to document and join the Q2 movement.

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Wordless Music Concerts

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

WNYC presents concerts from the Wordless Music Series, hosted by Radio Lab's Jad Abumrad. Devoted to the desegregation of musical boundaries, Wordless Music pairs rock and electronic musicians with more traditional chamber and new music performers, to create an entirley new concert experience.

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The Wordless Music Series

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

WNYC presents four one-hour specials that highlight the ground-breaking '07-'08 season of the Wordless Music Series, hosted by Radio Lab's Jad Abumrad.

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New York MusiCity

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Yeah, New York is pretty great. We've all heard the spiel a million times: bustle, energy,  culture, sleep deprivation.... As well-worn as this notion may be, it's also true! Eight million individuals living so close to one another spawn cultural evolution with unbeatable depth and speed. But, you know, this is all super biased. I love this city hard...

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Bloggers-in-residence

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Do You Q2?! We hope you will and welcome to the first post of the Q2 blog. Over the next few months, we're going to be welcoming commentary and insights from musicians, composers, commentators, producers, artists, everyone and anyone involved in uncovering and sharing the rhythms of our world.

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