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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.
Throughout his debut solo album, Kjartan Sveinsson - former Sigur Rós keyboardist - envelops the listener in the quiet majesty of ravishing string and vocal textures. Listen all week.
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.
Robert Honstein's "Grand Tour" offers a musical tour of the canals, alleyways and lagoons of Venice, Italy. Watch pianist Karl Larson perform the piece in this video premiere.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Missy Mazzoli gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a rehearsal for the New York premiere of her opera “Breaking the Waves.”
Bruce Brubaker and Francesco Tristano, two virtuoso pianists from very different musical backgrounds, take the music of Philip Glass in an entirely new direction.
The flute/viola/harp trio known as Janus has emerged with a second full-length, Book of Memory, and it is a charmer. Listen all week.
The young Juilliard-trained soprano Julia Bullock is making waves for her stunning performances and bold choice of roles. She talks with Davis about finding her place in today's culture.
We asked Q2 Music listeners to vote on their favorite new-music of the last 20 years. Beginning December 28, we'll countdown the top 50 votes. The top-voted choice will bring in 2017.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Mike Clayville from Alarm Will Sound takes over our Instagram to document Alarm Will Sound’s preparation for “Splitting Adams."
Join Q2 Music this winter for a series of new and compelling musical main dishes, catered by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross. This week: Ashley Fure's "Bound to the Bow."
Comprised of two percussionists and two keyboardists, Yarn/Wire is releasing a "Currents" album each year to give voice to the theatrical and the exploratory. Listen to volume 4 today.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Riley Mulherkar from The Westerlies brings us along for their annual holiday bash.
As 2016 draws to a close, Q2 Music staff and writers look back on some of the most uplifting, imagination-gripping, and breathtaking musical achievements of the past year.
GABI is a composer and vocalist who brings together elements of classical music, electronica and the expressive vulnerability of the human voice.
Reviving the works of composer Julius Eastman – among those whom history have all but forgotten – feels especially important at this point in time. Listen to his epic "Femenine."
For conductor Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, an attentive and hungry audience is one of the essential parts of creating a transcendent musical experience. He talks with host Helga Davis.
Ghanaian drummer Gideon Alorwoyie joined Mantra Percussion to celebrate Steve Reich's 80th birthday year in this sold-out show from National Sawdust.
Alan Gilbert is in his final season as music director of the New York Philharmonic. He talks with Helga Davis about serving a community and the moments in performance he lives for.