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This week, the Brothers Balliett are joined in the studio by Jonathan Dawe, a composer driven by a profound love of Baroque music and an obsession with fractals. Listen Thursday at 3 pm.
The music of Mira Calix marries contemporary classical music with modern electronics and field recordings. Hear her Mixtape of British contemporary music (and one Fin) Wednesday at 3 pm.
Building on a long-standing collaborative relationship, Marcos Balter wrote Intercepting a Shivery Light for the Anubis Quartet, a saxophone ensemble, in 2012. Download the full track.
October 14, Bang on a Can All-Stars took the stage at Brookfield Place for a performance of Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer. Stream the entire show, hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer.
"Something of Life" is cellist Jeffrey Zeigler’s debut solo album, recorded after his departure from the Kronos Quartet last year. Stream the entire album all this week.
This week, the Brothers Balliett examine music created with "forests" of one instrumental color, resulting in some startling textures and sounds.
Ambient music duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen released their second album last month. Hear their Mixtape, ranging from Ligeti to an Ethiopian nun-pianist, Wednesday at 3 pm.
Erkki-Sven Tüür has gained a reputation as one of Estonia's most exciting and fascinating composers. His new album illustrates that he also knows how to cut loose... and rock.
Marcos Balter discovers the library and falls in love with maps, tablature and smart scores.
Marcos Balter grows up a precocious kid in Rio de Janeiro plying piano at his aunt's house. Everything changes when he's introduced to the mind-expanding works of Berio, Reich & Ligeti.
Marcos settles into his Chicago new-music community and figures out that some of his best work comes from allowing himself to fail.
The complete breakdown of all the music used for scoring and illustration in Meet the Composer's episode five – Marcos Balter: Failure is an Option.
Called "whimsical" and "surreal" by The New York Times, Marcos Balter is writing music that has made its way into the repertoires of some of the most influential musicians today.
South African composer Philip Miller is best known for his collaborations with the experimental animator William Kentridge. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
On September 14, Hotel Elefant presented a program of politically-charged music ranging in subject from the televised suicide of a Pennsylvania senator to modern life in Iran.
The new collaboration between John Supko and Bill Seaman excavates over 110 hours of field recordings and samples into an expansive, computer-generated album.
Today, Q2 Music presents its annual scarathon of vertigo-inducing tone clusters and heart-pumping slasher film suites.
With "Surface Image," composer Tristan Perich has created his most emotionally affective work to date, balancing 1-bit electronics with large-scale form and virtuosic human performance.
Join Q2 Music all day on Friday, October 24 to celebrate the 140th birthday of Charles Ives - pioneering, maverick composer and grandfather of the American classical music sound.
There is no greater Fall pleasure than taking in some refreshingly crisp air and putting on music that is both beautiful and brooding. Join the Brothers Balliett Thursday at 3.