Q2 Music is your multi-platform home for dynamic and inspiring contemporary classical music. Discover countless new artists via our 24/7 stream – hand-crafted daily to reward your curiosity – and be surprised by the boldest new pieces on demand in the WQXR app or in our ever-expanding concert archive. Welcome to a world of new music. Tune in, won’t you?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gabriel Prokofiev is a London-based composer, producer, DJ and founder of the Nonclassical record label. His Mixtape explores the boundary between electronic and acoustic music.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw shares "Its Motion Keeps," written for and performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus under the direction of Dianne Berkun-Menaker.
On her new recording on the Kairos label, composer and vocalist Agata Zubel brings forward a fascinating exploration of her settings of three Nobel Prize winning poets.
All day today, we celebrate five years of Q2 Music with wall-to-wall podcasts, live shows and excerpts from your favorite marathons. Oh yeah, and lots and lots of great new music.
Tune in to hear world premieres of works by Heinz Holliger and Brice Pauset in honor of Klaus Huber's 90th birthday, as recorded live at the 2014 Lucerne Festival.
Composed between 1996 and 2011, Japanese post-minimal innovator Mamoru Fujieda’s Patterns of Plants is a set of works based on the readings of the electrical activity in living plants.
Have you ever heard a piece of new music that made you go... "Huh?" Thursday at 3 pm, wrap your head around some joyfully confusing music with the Brothers Balliett.
Combining electronics and found sounds with more conventional orchestration, the music of John Supko often carries an otherworldly quality. Hear his Mixtape today at 3 pm.
Tune in to hear world premieres from Judd Greenstein, Dai Fujikura, Ying Wang and Jagoda Szmytka, as recorded live this summer at the Lucerne Festival.
Caroline Shaw took violin lessons all her life. But after college, she spent a year alone wandering around Europe on a Watson Fellowship and began following a slightly different path.
Caroline talks about her influences while writing Partita for 8 Voices, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music, and on her involvement with Roomful of Teeth.
Caroline Shaw spent practically all her life studying & playing the violin. But then, two years after enrolling in grad school for composition, she won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music.