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App Download: Jason Treuting's 'Oblique Music for 4 Plus (Blank)'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering an exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week: Jason Treuting's 'Oblique Music for 4 Plus (Blank)' for Sō Percussion and JACK Quartet.

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Listen: West Coast Premiere of John Luther Adams's 'Become River'

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Listen to International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Renga perform the world premiere of John Luther Adams's "Become River" and music by Aaron Copland live at the Ojai Festival.

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New York, New York: 24-Hour Celebration with the NY Phil Biennial

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, Q2 Music joins the NY Phil Biennial with a 24-hour marathon of music from past Philharmonic shows and a live webcast of world premieres with violinist Jennifer Koh.

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Steven Schick Hosts: Saariaho, Golijov, Harrison and Wolfe at Ojai Music Festival

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

For the final installment of our 2015 Ojai Music Festival recap, hosted by festival director Steven Schick, listen to performances by Maya Beiser and Renga ensemble.

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Cellist Michael Nicolas's Debut 'Transitions' Slides, Pummels and Seduces

Monday, May 16, 2016

"Transitions" — the debut album by cellist Michael Nicolas (Brooklyn Rider, International Contemporary Ensemble) — makes a strong case for the interdependence of cello and electronics.

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Why Erik Satie Is Still New Music

Monday, May 16, 2016

This week on Q2 Music, host Phil Kline celebrates what would have been the 150th birthday of the playful and provocative French composer Erik Satie. 

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App Download: Caroline Shaw's 'Really Craft When You'

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering an exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week: Caroline Shaw's 'Really Craft When You' recorded live at the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.

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Listen: Music of Edgard Varèse and Carlos Chavez's Fiendishly Difficult 'Toccata'

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

This 2015 Ojai Festival performance with ICE and Red Fish Blue Fish centers on the music of American maverick composer Edgard Varèse.

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Kickstart Season Three of Meet the Composer

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Help us make a third season of the Peabody Award-winning podcast about the creative musical process, with host Nadia Sirota. Learn more about our ambitions and Kickstarter rewards.

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Steven Schick Hosts: Ziporyn, Harrison and Wu Man at Ojai Music Festival

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tuesdays at 9 pm in May, conductor and percussionist Steven Schick, the 2015 music director of California's Ojai Music Festival, highlights selections from last year's events.

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Watch: Peter Sellars and Friends from The Greene Space

Monday, May 09, 2016

Watch a live videostream of a conversation with opera director Peter Sellars and performances by Ojai Festival musicians as recorded at The Greene Space at WQXR on May 13.

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Alarm Will Sound Delights in Playful, Unscary 'Modernists'

Monday, May 09, 2016

On their new album, "Modernists," the 23 members of Alarm Will Sound perform playfully, inviting people on all sides of the modernism debate to lighten up and listen.

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App Download: Caleb Burhans's 'Beneath' with Roomful of Teeth

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering an exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week, download Roomful of Teeth's performance of Caleb Burhans's 'Beneath' from National Sawdust.

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Listen: Revolutionary Classics by Edgard Varèse, Live from the Ojai Festival

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Listen to the International Contemporary Ensemble and Red Fish Blue Fish perform works by Edgard Varèse and Carlos Chavez, recorded live at the Ojai Music Festival on June 11, 2015.

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Download: John Adams's Grooving String Quartet with Attacca Quartet

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Despite being one of relatively few chamber-music pieces in his catalog, John Adams’s String Quartet is one of the composer’s most compelling works.

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Steven Schick Hosts: Messiaen, Varèse and Boulez at Ojai Music Festival

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Tuesdays at 9 pm in May, conductor and percussionist Steven Schick, the 2015 music director of California's Ojai Music Festival, highlights selections from last year's events.

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App Download: Son Lux Unreleased #1, 5 & 11 for yMusic

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week, download three brand-new, untitled tracks by the composer Son Lux, performed by yMusic.

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Listen: M. Lamar, Charlie Looker & Mivos Quartet

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Zs founding member Charlie Looker joined the Mivos Quartet and M. Lamar at Merkin Concert Hall aspart of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.

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Ensemble Dal Niente with Marcos Balter and Deerhoof's Greg Saunier Are Unstoppable

Monday, April 25, 2016

New York–based Brazilian composer Marcos Balter and the San Francisco–based rock band Deerhoof each represent the aesthetic triumph of the 21st-century vogue for crossing genres.

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Five and a Half Things I Say on the First Day of Orchestration Class

Saturday, April 23, 2016

For our Symphomania celebration of 21st century orchestral music, composer Steven Mackey offers insight into the processes and misconceptions of orchestration.

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