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Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Evan Ziporyn's 'Sulvasutra' recorded live at the 2015 Ojai Music Festival.
Steve Reich did write music before "It's Gonna Rain". Hear two soundtracks he made for the experimental filmmaker Robert Nelson and some other rare early Reich.
Nadia Sirota and Nico Muhly have kept in touch since their days as students at Juilliard, and the latest manifestation of their creative connection is the album "Keep in Touch."
On October 3, Q2 Music celebrates Steve Reich's 80th birthday with a 24-hour marathon of his trailblazing music from 1965 to the present in chronological order. Phil Kline hosts.
Vocal octet Roomful of Teeth and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) premiered This might also be a form of dreaming on June 11 at the Ojai Music Festival.
Vocal octet Roomful of Teeth and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presented the US premiere of Claude Vivier's "ritual opera" Kopernikus at the Ojai Music Festival.
New School-formed Bing & Ruth brings their ambient electronic music and contemporary-classical minimalism to this episode of LPR Live, with two tracks from 2010's "City Lake."
Mezzo-soprano Anne Sophie von Otter and Brooklyn Rider question the concept of genre, with convincing music by Björk, John Adams, Kate Bush and Elvis Costello. Listen all week.
Watch the video premiere of "The Enemy Within" from Darcy James Argue's upcoming album "Real Enemies" – a 13-part exploration of America’s fascination with conspiracy theories.
Composer and Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe has been awarded a 2016 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.
Vocal octet Roomful of Teeth and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presented the US premiere of Claude Vivier's ritual opera 'Kopernikus' at the Ojai Music Festival.
Pianist Bruce Levingston recruits Ethan Hawke, Hollywood's Gen-X embodiment of Romanticism, for a guest turn on this two-disc survey of Philip Glass's piano music. Listen all week.
Listen to an encore stream on Tuesday, Sept. 27 of Q2 Music's celebration of the 110th anniversary of Dmitri Shostakovich’s birth. Enjoy 24 hours of his music hosted by Phil Kline.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Los Angeles-based flutist Gina Luciani takes over our Instagram to reveal his favorite form of downtime.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Kaija Saariaho's 'Adjö' performed live by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).
Violinist and composer Sarah Neufeld performed songs from her second solo album "The Ridge" on April 15, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge.
The second season of Q2 Music's LPR Live podcast launches with composer and Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld. Her new album "The Ridge" melds elements of classical, folk and pop.
On September 11, Q2 Music celebrates the 81st birthday of beloved Estonian composer Arvo Pärt with a 24-hour marathon of his music, hosted by Phil Kline and featuring new recordings.
David T. Little’s opera "Dog Days," based on a story by Judy Budnitz, uses a bracing score to psychoanalyze a family’s degeneration in war-ravaged America. Listen this week only.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: the world premiere of Caroline Shaw's "This might also be a form of dreaming".