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Mivos Quartet and Mantra Percussion Close the 2014 MATA Festival

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mivos Quartet and Mantra Percussion performed a program of new works by Daniel Wohl, Yotam Haber and Ke Xu among others on the closing night of the 2014 MATA Festival. Stream the entire concert on demand. 

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Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart Shines at 2014 MATA Festival

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The esteemed vocal sextet Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart gave their New York solo debut at the Kitchen performing a program of American premieres as part of the 2014 MATA Festival. Stre...

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Oscar Bianchi's MATRA Cantata at 2014 MATA Festival

Friday, May 23, 2014

Oscar Bianchi's evening-length cantata interweaving Tantric Shivaism, Gnostic writings and Lucretius's De Rerum Natura was performed by a world-class ensemble at the Kitchen as part o...

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The Brothers Balliett Talk to Richard Carrick

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Richard Carrick is a stellar composer that is quickly defining a new kind of kapellmeister role in the new-music scene. Join the Brothers Balliett Thursday at 3 pm.

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MATA Festival Contemplates Mortality and Memory

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Two powerhouses of the NYC new music scene, Talea and Ekmeles, come together in a program of music for voices and instruments at the 2014 MATA Festival. Stream the entire concert on demand. 

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Listen: Arvo Pärt and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On June 2 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir performing Arvo Pärt's epic Kanon Pokajanen. Listen to the entire concert on demand. 

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Steve Smith on Headstrong Ideas and Sonic Gateway Drugs

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Steve Smith is the former music editor for Time Out New York and classical music reviewer for the New York Times. His Mixtape ranges from music of Laurie Anderson to John Zorn, David ...

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MATA Festival Explores Old Synthesizers, Harmonic Series and a 'Collage on Falling'

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The second night of the 16th annual MATA Festival featured adventurous chamber music fresh from the desks of young Brazilian, Spanish and American composers, performed by a team of Ne...

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The Graffiti Show

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Writing music over top of other music is nothing new. Today at 3 pm the Brothers Balliett explore some of the most exciting and contemporary examples of musical graffiti writers, from...

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Paola Prestini's 'Visionary' Playlist Spans Anna Clyne to John Zorn

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Composer Paola Prestini is the founder of VisionIntoArt, an interdisciplinary arts company. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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MATA Festival 2014 Opens Somewhere Between Noise and Silence

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Finland's chamber ensemble Uusinta performed an eclectic program of new music for the opening night of the 16th annual MATA Festival at the Kitchen on April 16. Hear the entire concer...

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Seattle Symphony Launches Record Label with Focus on Contemporary Music

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lots of things have been going right for the Seattle Symphony lately, not least being a commission that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize. Listen to the freshman release on their new record label all this week. 

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Watch Live: 'Meet the Composer' Launch Party

Friday, May 09, 2014

Celebrate the launch of Q2 Music’s groundbreaking new podcast, Meet the Composer, with a music party and live video webcast in The Greene Space at WQXR! Nadia Sirota hosts and feature...

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What Kind of Bedtime Story Would Helmut Lachenmann Tell?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

We don't often think of hyper-modernist composers Helmut Lachenmann and Luciano Berio as storytellers, but when they create a piece that sets a scene, they both go all the way (in ...

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Accounting in Reverse with Jayson Greene

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Jayson Greene has an omnivorous musical appetite. Managing Editor for eMusic and a writer for Pitchfork and the Village Voice, he's also a classically trained musician. His mixtape st...

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On-Demand Audio: John Luther Adams's Become Ocean Live at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Listen to the New York premiere of composer John Luther Adams's Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean as performed by the Seattle Symphony at Carnegie Hall May 6. We'll also stream the ...

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From Fingerboard to Fretboard: Philip Glass's String Quartets on Guitars

Monday, May 05, 2014

The cool, restrained interpretations of the Dublin Guitar Quartet performing arrangements of Glass's string quartets speak more like a virginal harpsichord with an unusually sweet voi...

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Serious Sets, Series and Sonatas with Lisa Moore

Monday, May 05, 2014

Australian pianist Lisa Moore has performed with a slew of contemporary ensembles around the world, including the London Sinfonietta, Bang on a Can All-Stars and Steve Reich Ensemble....

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Orchestration: Composition's Good-Looking Cousin

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Orchestration is the successful good-looking cousin of composition. Beneath its slick veneer lies a vital component to the expression of a musical idea. Today at 3 pm, join the Brot...

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Jacob Cooper on Songs, Cycles & Lieder

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Electroacoustic composer Jacob Cooper is a featured artist in our upcoming Best of 2014 in New Music event.  Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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