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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.
For the final day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a delicious bell-filled rendition of "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree" from composer Nico Muhly.
For the 23rd day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, composer and guitarist Aaron Roche offers an original Yuletide-inspired tune, "Angels, Etc."
Donnacha Dennehy’s latest release is an essential statement, a document of his works for orchestra written throughout his 30s. Stream the entire album all this week.
Q2 Music closed out 2014 with a one marathon countdown of the top 100 pieces of the last 100 years, chosen by listeners. Check out the full results.
Low City is the brainchild of producer/engineer Abe Seiferth (Yeasayer, Turing Machine) and composer Jeremy Turner. The duo presents this week's featured yMusic remix.
For the 22nd day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a reversed violones rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" from The Brothers Balliett's Doug Balliett.
For the 21st day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "O come, O come, Emmanuel," gorgeous tape loop track by the composer / performer, Caleb Burhans.
For the 20th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "I Wonder as I Wander," a pensive lost-in-snow track from composer and radio host David Garland.
For the 19th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "Music for 18 Reindeer," a Reich-influenced track by composer and Q2 host, Phil Kline.
For the 18th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "Behold," a track influenced by Handel's "Messiah" by Meet the Composer producer, Alexander Overington.
Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" – the height of Italian Baroque invention, or overplayed schlock? Join the Brothers Balliett in deciding today at 3 pm.
Wednesday, Dec. 24, join Q2 Music for a 24-hour listen to our favorite new-music releases of 2014, from Pulitzer Prize winners to debuts by exciting artists. Hear it again on Jan. 1.
For the 17th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "Rise of the Wind-Up Toys" by composer and Q2 Producer Hannis Brown.
For the 16th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a synth-pop cover of "¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?" by Alarm Will Sound hornist, Matt Marks.