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New Podcast 'Helga' Spotlights Diverse Voices

Thursday, November 10, 2016

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.

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App Download: Bryce Dessner's 'Tour Eiffel'

Thursday, November 10, 2016

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.

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Man Meets Machine on Dan Trueman's 'Nostalgic Synchronic'

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

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.'

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Dawn of Midi's Qasim Naqvi Goes Deep with 'Chronology'

Monday, November 07, 2016

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.

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Music to Test Your Endurance

Saturday, November 05, 2016

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.

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App Download: Shara Nova's 'Blind to the Illness'

Thursday, November 03, 2016

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.

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Carolina Eyck's Theremin Mines New Expressive Possibilities

Monday, October 31, 2016

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.

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QBoo! Q2 Music's Annual Halloween Scarathon Returns

Monday, October 31, 2016

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.

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Watch: Het Klankcafé and Q2 Music Celebrate Louis Andriessen

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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.

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Watch: Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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.

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Listen: Port St. Willow Brings 'Syncope' to Life at Le Poisson Rouge

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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.

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Listen: Christopher Tignor Mesmerizes with 'Along a Vanishing Plane'

Monday, October 24, 2016

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.

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Listen: Four World Premieres from the NJSO Cone Composition Institute

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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.

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Florent Ghys and Bonjour Rock Out with High-Energy Debut

Monday, October 17, 2016

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. 

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A Day in the Life: Timo Andres

Friday, October 14, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Timo Andres takes over our Instagram to... well.. we're not exactly sure.

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App Download: Brooks Frederickson's 'Lag'

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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.

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Listen: Sound and Fury with Norman, Pärt, Gordon and Shostakovich

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Last spring, the ambitious chamber group Ensemble LPR presented music marked by seething intensity by Andrew Norman, Michael Gordon, Arvo Pärt and Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Andrew Norman's Video Game-Inspired 'Gran Turismo' with Ensemble LPR

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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.

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Aleksandra Vrebalov Reshapes California Minimalism with Kronos Quartet

Monday, October 10, 2016

Composer Aleksandra Vrebalov’s "Sea Ranch Songs" with Kronos Quartet is rooted partially in atmospheric sonic vistas, and partially in mellow, colorful California minimalism.

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A Day in the Life: Sarah Kirkland Snider

Friday, October 07, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Sarah Kirkland Snider takes over our Instagram to reveal her favorite forms of downtime.

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