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Watch pianist Vicky Chow perform composer Andy Akiho's haunting "Vick(i/y)" for prepared piano at Brooklyn's Pioneer Works and at the Storm King sculpture garden.
On Dec. 17, 2016, the Cecilia String Quartet presented the U.S. premiere of Kati Agócs's "Tantric Variations" at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Listen now.
"Raindamage," the new album from the all female quartet Nordic Affect, continues the Icelandic ethos of innovating and exploring while staying connected to the roots of the world.
Sunday, Feb. 20, join host Phil Kline for an encore presentation celebrating the birthday of one of classical music's most celebrated and performed living composers: John Adams.
Steered by composer David Moore, the group Bing & Ruth is equal parts chamber and ambient music. Watch the release party for their latest album from The Greene Space at WQXR.
For its third album, "First," chamber sextet yMusic worked with composer Son Lux, and the record is a dynamic testament to what’s possible with sympathetic artists. Listen all week.
On November 17, 2016, composer-singer Meredith Monk and Nepalese Buddhist musician Ani Choying Dolma delivered spiritual, voice-driven sets at Brooklyn's National Sawdust.
The American Contemporary Music Ensemble's new album, Thrive on Routine, offers a program that reflects the aesthetic of the ensemble's star composer-performer members. Listen now.
For Grant Cutler's "Georgia," the composer and electronic musician recorded artists improvising to delayed recordings of themselves. Watch the video premiere for the work.
Philip Glass's First Violin Concerto, hardly new to the discography, has just received its definitive recording, three decades after its premiere, with soloist Renaud Capuçon.
This Sunday, Q2 Music celebrates the 80th birthday of the iconic minimalist composer Philip Glass with an encore 24-hour marathon of his music.
On Jan. 25 at 7:30 pm, tune in for a live stream of indie rockers San Fermin and new-music mainstays Now Ensemble live from the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 23, WNYC's New Sounds – an hour of new and unusual music with John Schaefer – can be heard at 9 am and 6 pm daily on Q2 Music.
Ian David Rosenbaum’s newest album, "Memory Palace," seems dedicated to suburban American nature and the natural world we tend to overlook. Listen all week.
Hilton Als is an intellectual omnivore who roots his art and criticism in reality and truth. Als talks with Helga Davis about being comfortable owning your anger and art-making.
Jaga Jazzist is a Norwegian ensemble that draws inspiration from jazz, vintage funk and Krautrock. We join the members backstage at Le Poisson Rouge for an interview and performance.
How can a site-specific opera – one in which audiences were shuttled around Los Angeles in limos, side-by side with performers – translate to the static medium of a recording?
On Jan. 20, Meet the Composer and host Nadia Sirota welcomed audiences to the Met Cloisters for an afternoon of radio- and music-making. Watch 360-degree video of the performance.
Monday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 pm, join us in kicking off the 2017 Ecstatic Music Festival with a live stream of the Bang on a Can All-Stars annual People's Commissioning Fund Concert.
In Sarah Jones's one-woman shows, she seamlessly slips into characters of different classes, races and genders. Jones and Davis talk self-love in a culture that teaches self-alienation.