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Get an advance listen today to Q2 Music's newest podcast, Helga, a show featuring conversations with diverse, uncompromising and socially conscious artists across the creative spectrum.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Bryce Dessner's "Tour Eiffel," performed live by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Composer Dan Trueman is the inventor of a new instrument: the prepared digital piano. On this LPR Live, we hear So Percussion's Adam Sliwinski perform Trueman's 'Nostalgic Synchronic.'
The minimalist construction of 'Chronology', the new electronic music album from Dawn of Midi's Qasim Naqvi, carries bated breath like being at the bottom of the ocean. Listen all week.
With the New York Marathon right around the corner, it's only fitting we usher it in with 10 pieces of music requiring stamina from performers and audience alike.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Shara Nova's "Blind to the Illness," performed live by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Carolina Eyck’s "Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet" embraces the instrument’s eerie ability to embody the human voice and its seemingly interstellar range. Listen all week.
Monday, Oct. 31, celebrate Halloween with the scariest music out there, from iconic, hair-raising music by Bartók and Penderecki, to slasher-film suites and unsettling electro-acoustics.
This past October, Q2 Music teamed up with Het Klankcafé, a Dutch radio program about the contemporary classical music scene, to celebrate the music of Louis Andriessen and others.
Watch a live video-stream of the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus celebrating the launch of its 25th anniversary season with music by Jeff Beal, Nico Muhly and Caroline Shaw.
Port St. Willow, the project of Brooklyn-based Nicholas Principe, performed its second improvisational, atmospheric album "Syncope" at Le Poisson Rouge on November 17, 2015.
Sensual, often melancholy, and expansive, Christopher Tignor's Along a Vanishing Plane is record for drawing the drapes and tucking into a pillowy sofa. Listen all week.
This summer, conductor David Robertson and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presented the works of four emerging composers as part of the 2016 Edward T. Cone Composition Institute.
For "Bonjour," composer and contrabassist Florent Ghys bids adieu to his signature use of sampled speech and DIY solo overdubs, in favor of the sound of a rock band. Listen all week.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Timo Andres takes over our Instagram to... well.. we're not exactly sure.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Brooks Frederickson's 'Lag' performed live by the ensemble Exceptet.
Last spring, the ambitious chamber group Ensemble LPR presented music marked by seething intensity by Andrew Norman, Michael Gordon, Arvo Pärt and Dmitri Shostakovich.
For this episode of LPR Live, we join the ambitious Ensemble LPR for a performance of music by composer Andrew Norman that draws its inspiration from a high octane racing-car video game.
Composer Aleksandra Vrebalov’s "Sea Ranch Songs" with Kronos Quartet is rooted partially in atmospheric sonic vistas, and partially in mellow, colorful California minimalism.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Sarah Kirkland Snider takes over our Instagram to reveal her favorite forms of downtime.