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Chamber Industrial

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nothing like the sounds and overwhelming senses that come with summer to remind us all what city life is all about. Join the Brothers this week for Industrial Chamber music.

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Composer Paola Prestini is the artistic director of this week's Ferus Festival. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Listen: Pianist and Jazz Luminary Uri Caine Reimagines Mahler

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jazz pianist and composer Uri Caine reimagined some of Mahler's most famous works in this performance from the 2014 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to the full show on demand.

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Listen: 'Variations on America' and Lou Harrison's Organ Concerto

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Organist Colin Fowler performed music of Charles Ives and Henry Cowell alongside Lou Harrison's "Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra" at the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. 

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Listen: The Pioneering Americanism of Charles Ives and Carl Ruggles

Monday, May 25, 2015

The American String Quartet performed Charles Ives "String Quartet No. 2" in this concert from the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to the full show on demand.

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Bryce Dessner's Mesmerizing Inventions for So Percussion

Monday, May 25, 2015

When composer and rock guitarist Bryce Dessner of the National was asked to write music for So Percussion, he didn't just create a new piece of music. He invented a new instrument.

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Listen: John Cage's 'Four Walls' and Music for Percussion

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Late night performances at the 2013 Ojai Music Festival highlighted John Cage's works for voice, piano and percussion. Listen to his theatre piece "Four Walls" on demand.

Ann Southam: A Simple (24-Hour) Line of Inquiry

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Today, Q2 Music spends 24 hours with the quiet genius of the late Canadian composer Ann Southam, a musician just now starting to get the recognition she deserves.

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Listen: Lou Harrison Spotlight at the 2013 Ojai Festival

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The works of iconic West Coast patriarch Lou Harrison were a theme of the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to performances of his music for strings and organ on demand.

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Listen: Terry Riley's 'In C' with Four Pianists, Ten Percussionists and More

Friday, May 22, 2015

Participants from the Ojai Music Festival banded together to bring to life to Terry Riley's "In C" in this recording from the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. Stream the entire work on demand.

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A Little Night Music

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ever since John Field invented the Nocturne in the early 19th-century, composers have been clamoring the get a piece of the action.This week, The Brothers play Night Music.

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Listen: Marc-André Hamelin and Steven Schick Open 2012 Ojai Festival

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin and percussionist Steven Schick opened the 2012 Ojai Festival with a program featuring music by John Adams, Charles Ives and John Luther Adams.

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The Bad Plus's Ethan Iverson on Living Piano Music

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ethan Iverson is the pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle.

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Listen: Electroacoustic Minimalism from Hauschka, itsnotyouitsme and Sontag Shogun

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

April 15, Berlin-based pianist Hauschka headlined an evening of meditative music at Le Poisson Rouge. The show included ambient duo itsnotyouitsme and New York collective Sontag Shogun.

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Conspirare Deftly Navigates Joby Talbot's Ambitious 'Path of Miracles'

Monday, May 18, 2015

The spiritually and physically demanding are the source of British composer Joby Talbot’s rousing Path of Miracles, exquisitely realized by Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson.

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Listen: Philip Glass's Bloodiest Soundtracks

Friday, May 15, 2015

Listen to the archived stream of violinist Chase Spruill and pianist Michael Riesman presenting music from Philip Glass's bloodiest film scores, recorded at Le Poisson Rouge.

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The Brothers Balliett talk to Jason Eckardt

Thursday, May 14, 2015

This week, the Brothers Balliett talk to composer Jason Eckardt! From his roots as a metal guitarist to his recent appointment at Peabody, Eckardt's is a career worth exploring.

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Sarah Neufeld on Music for Pain, Love and Longing

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Violinist-composer Sarah Neufeld is a member of Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre. Last month she released an album with saxophonist Colin Stetson. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Watch: Bang on a Can All-Stars Unveil 'Field Recordings'

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Watch the archived performance of "Field Recordings," the latest album from the Bang on a Can All-Stars, live from The Greene Space.

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Paola Prestini's Rhapsodic Installation Concertos for Strings and Electronics

Monday, May 11, 2015

Paola Prestini’s newest video album, "Labyrinth," is composed of two half-hour long solo works for strings and electronics, for cellist Maya Beiser and violinist Cornelius Dufallo.

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