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Returning To The Source

Monday, August 06, 2012

This week on Hammered! we hear Schoenberg's five incomparable piano works alongside the music of composers he may – or may not – have impacted.

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Ingram Marshall: Quiet Music for a New England Summer

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The composer Ingram Marshall writes otherworldly soundscapes that defy easy categorization and often incorporate elements of Indonesian Gamelan. Listen to his Mixtape on Thursday at 7 pm.

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Participate: Phil Kline's dreamcitynine

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tonight at 6:30 pm, Q2 Music joins forces with 60 percussionists arrayed around Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza for a live performance of dreamcitynine.

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Stainless Staining: The Music of Donnacha Dennehy

Monday, July 30, 2012

The final entry of pianist Lisa Moore’s three-part EP series may be its most listenable. Featuring the music of Donnacha Dennehy, it offers Moore the opportunity to display every angle of her versatile chops.

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Be Part of a World Premiere: Phil Kline's dreamcitynine

Monday, July 30, 2012

On Friday at 6:30 pm, 60 percussionists will disperse across Lincoln Center Plaza perform a live version of Phil Kline's GPS-based homage to John Cage's Indeterminacy. Join Q2 Music and participate. Here's how.

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Radiolab Conducts the Choral Color Experiment

Monday, July 30, 2012

When WNYC's science-and-wonder show Radiolab was working on a program about colors, it needed an aural representation of the rainbow. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how it came together.

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Nothing But New Newer Newest

Monday, July 30, 2012

Part of listening to contemporary music these days is exploring the musical tributaries resulting from a single body of music, tracing lines of influence to larger, more expansive pools and discovering unexplored oases along the way. This week we consider the new and unfamiliar, offering keyboard music never before heard on Q2 Music by known and yet-known composers alike. 

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Eastern Tides

Monday, July 30, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we look at our current album of the week, a two-track EP by pianist Lisa Moore and composer Donnacha Dennehy called Stainless Staining. We'll also hear some new releases and historic reissues with an Eastern European flair.

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Amazing Physical and Mental Feats

Monday, July 30, 2012

Over the past few days, my obsessive Olympics-watching has been mostly gymnastics-focused. Watching these young human people execute the virtually impossible in an extremely high-pressure situation is RIVETING. I think there's DEFINITELY some element of this in our love of virtuosi. 

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Involuntary Songs with Bill Bragin

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Declared “one of the most influential figures in the New York live-music business” by The New York Times, Bill Bragin is the director of public programming at Lincoln Center. Wednesday at 3 pm, Bragin presents a playlist that runs from contemporary classical to world music, post-rock and beyond.

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The Inestimable and Visionary Impact of Chou Wen-chung

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tan Dun's teacher, student of Edgard Varèse, Chou Wen-chung stands at the intersection of Asian and European traditions, of old and new logics for cross-cultural listening.

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Greetings from Camp

Monday, July 23, 2012

I was so excited when Alarm Will Sound asked me to sub with them in Missouri for two weeks for their annual Mizzou New Music Summer Festival. In grand summer camp tradition, we have the crazy luxury of rehearsing together for six or seven hours a day for two weeks.

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The Road Less Traveled

Monday, July 23, 2012

This week on Hammered! we queue up portions of Frederic Rzewski's epic musical novel The Road -- in addition to a few driving playlists of our own -- and provide five discrete soundtracks built for summer travel. Tune in all week at 10 AM

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Form and Function

Monday, July 23, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we survey our current album of the week: the world premiere recordings of 20th-century Danish composer Vagn Holmboe's chamber symphonies, recorded for Dacapo by John Storgards and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra. We take a different tack, however, by playing these three works in reverse and interspersing them with other solid new releases along the way.

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The Landscapes and Metamorphoses of Vagn Holmboe’s World

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Lapland Chamber Orchestra presents three never-before recorded works by the Danish composer that seemingly serve as sonic landscape paintings of Holmboe's northern home.

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Music for an Anxious and Materialistic Week

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Brooklyn-based composer-pianist Timothy Andres has carved himself a formidable niche in New York's new-music scene. For this week's mixtape, he offers a summertime playlist that ranges from Schumann to Squarepusher.

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Timothy Andres Lives in Your World of Ideas

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

On May 29, 2012, pianist and composer Timothy Andres presented a unique program reflecting his eclectic musical tastes and influences with selections ranging from Brahms to Ingram Marshall to his own compositions. Hear the entire show on-demand. 

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Speak Out: Share Your Passion for New Music

Monday, July 16, 2012

The lifeblood of any radio station is its hosts. Right now we're looking for the next generation of hosts, people who are open-minded, hungry and passionate about turning people on to new music.

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Two Ends of Eccentricity: Gulda and Gould

Monday, July 16, 2012

Our album of the week by Ukranian pianist Sasha Grynyuk pairs works by two of the great keyboard eccentrics of the last century, Friedrich Gulda and Glenn Gould. Stream it in full this week only.

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(Key)Boarding School

Monday, July 16, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we get a taste of Glenn Gould's composer side in a new record courtesy of pianist Sasha Grynyuk. On a recording that also features a work by Friedrich Gulda and an arrangement from Grynyuk himself, it's our Album of the Week.

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