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Pianist Vicky Chow Cultivates Vast Arsenal of Sound in 'A O R T A'

Monday, November 21, 2016

"A O R T A," the latest solo album by Bang on a Can pianist Vicky Chow, features music by six composers with whom Chow has enjoyed longstanding collaborative relationships.

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Jazz Icon Henry Threadgill Lets His Imagination Run Wild

Monday, November 21, 2016

Recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize, jazz composer Henry Threadgill talks with Helga about giving license to your imagination and pushing yourself to go beyond excellence to greatness.

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Mind-Blowing, Mystical 24-Hour Meredith Monk Marathon

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Join us Sunday, Nov. 20 to celebrate the birthday of Meredith Monk with 24 hours of her beguiling music, insights from the composer herself, and remixes from her noted admirers.

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App Download: Nico Muhly's 'Fielding Dawson in Franz Kline's Studio'

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Nico Muhly's "Fielding Dawson in Franz Kline's Studio," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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My Brightest Diamond's Shara Nova Leans into Vulnerability

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Singer, composer and My Brightest Diamond's frontwoman Shara Nova talks to Helga about choosing a new city, leaning into vulnerability, and how her new names translates to "new song."

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The Living Earth Show Pushes New Music in Flamboyant New Direction

Monday, November 14, 2016

On "Dance Music," San Francisco's hard-rocking guitar/drum duo The Living Earth Show show once again that they're not afraid to take virtuosity and irreverence to refreshing extremes.

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'Helga' Podcast Premieres with Opera Director Peter Sellars

Monday, November 14, 2016

Q2 Music's new podcast, Helga, features probing conversations with artists who have a unique voice and a stake in the matter of social change. The first guest is director Peter Sellars.

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App Download: Bryce Dessner's 'Tour Eiffel'

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Bryce Dessner's "Tour Eiffel," performed live by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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New Podcast 'Helga' Spotlights Diverse Voices

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Get an advance listen today to Q2 Music's newest podcast, Helga, a show featuring conversations with diverse, uncompromising and socially conscious artists across the creative spectrum.

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Man Meets Machine on Dan Trueman's 'Nostalgic Synchronic'

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Composer Dan Trueman is the inventor of a new instrument: the prepared digital piano. On this LPR Live, we hear So Percussion's Adam Sliwinski perform Trueman's 'Nostalgic Synchronic.'

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Dawn of Midi's Qasim Naqvi Goes Deep with 'Chronology'

Monday, November 07, 2016

The minimalist construction of 'Chronology', the new electronic music album from Dawn of Midi's Qasim Naqvi, carries bated breath like being at the bottom of the ocean. Listen all week.

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Music to Test Your Endurance

Saturday, November 05, 2016

With the New York Marathon right around the corner, it's only fitting we usher it in with 10 pieces of music requiring stamina from performers and audience alike.

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App Download: Shara Nova's 'Blind to the Illness'

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Shara Nova's "Blind to the Illness," performed live by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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Carolina Eyck's Theremin Mines New Expressive Possibilities

Monday, October 31, 2016

Carolina Eyck’s "Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet" embraces the instrument’s eerie ability to embody the human voice and its seemingly interstellar range. Listen all week.

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QBoo! Q2 Music's Annual Halloween Scarathon Returns

Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday, Oct. 31, celebrate Halloween with the scariest music out there, from iconic, hair-raising music by Bartók and Penderecki, to slasher-film suites and unsettling electro-acoustics.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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