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Watch: Het Klankcafé and Q2 Music Celebrate Louis Andriessen

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This past October, Q2 Music teamed up with Het Klankcafé, a Dutch radio program about the contemporary classical music scene, to celebrate the music of Louis Andriessen and others.


Watch: Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Watch a live video-stream of the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus celebrating the launch of its 25th anniversary season with music by Jeff Beal, Nico Muhly and Caroline Shaw.

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Listen: Port St. Willow Brings 'Syncope' to Life at Le Poisson Rouge

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Port St. Willow, the project of Brooklyn-based Nicholas Principe, performed its second improvisational, atmospheric album "Syncope" at Le Poisson Rouge on November 17, 2015.


Listen: Christopher Tignor Mesmerizes with 'Along a Vanishing Plane'

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sensual, often melancholy, and expansive, Christopher Tignor's Along a Vanishing Plane is record for drawing the drapes and tucking into a pillowy sofa. Listen all week.

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Listen: Four World Premieres from the NJSO Cone Composition Institute

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This summer, conductor David Robertson and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presented the works of four emerging composers as part of the 2016 Edward T. Cone Composition Institute.


Florent Ghys and Bonjour Rock Out with High-Energy Debut

Monday, October 17, 2016

For "Bonjour," composer and contrabassist Florent Ghys bids adieu to his signature use of sampled speech and DIY solo overdubs, in favor of the sound of a rock band. Listen all week. 


A Day in the Life: Timo Andres

Friday, October 14, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Timo Andres takes over our Instagram to... well.. we're not exactly sure.


App Download: Brooks Frederickson's 'Lag'

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Brooks Frederickson's 'Lag' performed live by the ensemble Exceptet.


Listen: Sound and Fury with Norman, Pärt, Gordon and Shostakovich

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Last spring, the ambitious chamber group Ensemble LPR presented music marked by seething intensity by Andrew Norman, Michael Gordon, Arvo Pärt and Dmitri Shostakovich.


Andrew Norman's Video Game-Inspired 'Gran Turismo' with Ensemble LPR

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

For this episode of LPR Live, we join the ambitious Ensemble LPR for a performance of music by composer Andrew Norman that draws its inspiration from a high octane racing-car video game.


Aleksandra Vrebalov Reshapes California Minimalism with Kronos Quartet

Monday, October 10, 2016

Composer Aleksandra Vrebalov’s "Sea Ranch Songs" with Kronos Quartet is rooted partially in atmospheric sonic vistas, and partially in mellow, colorful California minimalism.


A Day in the Life: Sarah Kirkland Snider

Friday, October 07, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Sarah Kirkland Snider takes over our Instagram to reveal her favorite forms of downtime.


App Download: Evan Ziporyn's 'Sulvasutra' with Sandeep Das, Wu Man and Calder Quartet

Thursday, October 06, 2016

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.


Tape Collage and Five-Part Canons: Early Steve Reich Soundtracks

Monday, October 03, 2016

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.


Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota Stay Connected in Powerful 'Keep in Touch'

Monday, October 03, 2016

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."


SRx80: 24-Hour Celebration of Steve Reich's 80th Birthday

Monday, October 03, 2016

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.

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Listen: Roomful of Teeth and ICE Premiere Caroline Shaw's "This might also be a form of dreaming"

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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. 


Listen: Roomful of Teeth and ICE Perform Claude Vivier's "Kopernikus" at Ojai Music Festival

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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. 


Bing & Ruth's Family Reunion for Cult-Classic 'City Lake'

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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."


From Björk to Costello with Anne Sophie von Otter and Brooklyn Rider

Monday, September 26, 2016

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.