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Continuing their mini-series investigating music that is so old that it actually sounds new, the Brothers Balliett listen to instrumental dance music from c. 1000-1500.
On Wednesday, Feb. 4 pianist Jenny Lin celebrated the music of Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov with the program "Nostalghia" at Le Poisson Rouge.
Composer, New Amsterdam co-founder and Ecstatic Music curator Judd Greenstein is a ubiquitous presence in New York's contemporary music scene. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Jan 29, pianist Sarah Cahill celebrated the 80th birthday year of iconic minimalist Terry Riley with a program of pieces written in his honor. Listen to the entire show.
Andrew Norman’s "Play" reads as though written by a composer unrestrained by any hint of self-consciousness. Stream the Boston Modern Orchestra Project's latest album all week.
October 19, members of the vocal octet Roomful of Teeth performed new arrangements of Paul Lansky's "Idle Chatter" series at the "Sound/Source" festival of electronic music.
Have you ever heard a piece of VERY early music and thought, "that could easily have been written today"? Today the Brothers Balliett explore music that's so old it sounds new.
Composer-bassist Florent Ghys uses snippets of television broadcasts and poetry as source material for heady, but playful compositions. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
The Juilliard School's AXIOM Ensemble's 2014-2015 season began with an instant classic of American modernism and closed with a masterwork of the European avant-garde.
Join us all day today (Jan 30) for an encore presentation of Raised Voices: 24 hours of today's wild and ravishingly beautiful music for vocal and choral ensemble.
Watch a live videocast on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 pm of pianist and former Bang on a Can All-star Lisa Moore performing solo piano works by Philip Glass from Le Poisson Rouge.
John Luther Adams has mastered the sonic world of the outdoors and open space. His newest album centers around his first string quartet, "The Wind in High Places."
October 19, electronic-music composer Holly Herndon offered a response to Paul Lansky's seminal "Idle Chatter" series at the "Sound/Source" festival of electronic music.
October 19, pianist Vicky Chow performed Tristan Perich's music for piano and 1-bit electronics live at MoMA PS1 as part of the "Sound/Source" festival of electronic music.
Hear vocalist Olga Bell perform Alvin Lucier's seminal "I Am Sitting in a Room" live at MoMA PS1 as part of the day-long "Sound/Source" festival of electronic music.
The American-born, Germany-based composer Gloria Coates is the most prolific female symphonist of all time. Today at 3, the Brothers Balliett take a listen.
"Prayers Remain Forever," a new album of music by composer Martin Bresnick, finds inspiration from masters of the grotesque. Stream the entire album all this week.
Edgard Varèse is one of the greatest mavericks of all time. In this three-hour interview, flutist Claire Chase speaks with the late composer's assistant and confidant, Chou Wen-chung.
Composer and double bassist Florent Ghys keeps headphones firmly cupped to listeners' ears with the whimsy and exacting assembling of materials in his latest album "Télévision."
Happy holidaze! This week, the Brothers Balliett pay homage to that great holiday tradition of seemingly-endless travel; two airplane-centric works take centerstage today.