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Ethan Iverson is the pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle.
April 15, Berlin-based pianist Hauschka headlined an evening of meditative music at Le Poisson Rouge. The show included ambient duo itsnotyouitsme and New York collective Sontag Shogun.
The spiritually and physically demanding are the source of British composer Joby Talbot’s rousing Path of Miracles, exquisitely realized by Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson.
Listen to the archived stream of violinist Chase Spruill and pianist Michael Riesman presenting music from Philip Glass's bloodiest film scores, recorded at Le Poisson Rouge.
This week, the Brothers Balliett talk to composer Jason Eckardt! From his roots as a metal guitarist to his recent appointment at Peabody, Eckardt's is a career worth exploring.
Watch the archived performance of "Field Recordings," the latest album from the Bang on a Can All-Stars, live from The Greene Space.
Violinist-composer Sarah Neufeld is a member of Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre. Last month she released an album with saxophonist Colin Stetson. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Paola Prestini’s newest video album, "Labyrinth," is composed of two half-hour long solo works for strings and electronics, for cellist Maya Beiser and violinist Cornelius Dufallo.
Who can say what goes on in the mind of a composer who sets out to depict his innermost religious thoughts and experiences? This week, The Brothers listen to works of faith.
Best known for her work in the ambient chamber rock group Rachel's, pianist-composer Rachel Grimes releases a new solo album this month. Listen to her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Steve Reich composed "Music for 18 Musicians" some 40 years ago, but it still remains the perfect gateway drug for Reich's music. A new recording by Ensemble Signal shows why.
Today at 11 am on Q2 Music, Phil Kline is joined by Armenian-American composer Eve Beglarian traditional and contemporary Armenian music.
To any fan of Bernhard Lang, the words Differenz/Wiederholung conjure up a whole world of groove and uptown funk. Listen Thursday at 3 pm.
The sounds you record could make their way into a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams.
Four young composers had their works premiered by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra last summer as a part of the inaugural NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute at Princeton.
A new album of chamber music from composer Yotam Haber draws on themes of modernist sculpture, Italian Jewish Chant and the Baroque doctrine of the affections.
Violist Roberto Diaz and the Curtis Chamber Orchestra under Robert Spano perform Jennifer Higdon's "Viola Concerto," a work co-commissioned by the Library of Congress.
The St. Lawrence String Quartet gives the world premiere performance of John Adams's second String Quartet in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.
All day today, Q2 Music counters spring buoyancy with 24 hours of the heaviest, most profound music out there. Hosted by Phil Kline.
Pianists Oliver Hagen and Daniel Pesca give the world premiere of Irving Fine's "Toccata Concertante" transcribed for two pianos, in this recording from the Library of Congress.