Part of Classical 105.9 WQXR, Q2 Music is a listener-supported, New York-based online station devoted to the music of living composers; a home for immersive festivals, live webcasts and on-demand concerts from today’s leading new-music performers and venues.

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Find the Fourth Way with the Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Make listening to the Music of Georges I. Gurdjieff one of your resolutions for 2012. Read on for more about this enlightened disc and to snag a free download this week only of Armenian Song.

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Harp and Altar with Bridget Kibbey

Friday, January 06, 2012

This Friday at 1 pm, The New Canon talks about the mysteries of the harp, asking harpist Bridget Kibbey and composer Kati Agócs how an ancient instrument thrives in a modern context.

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Digging Deep

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Each Thursday at 7 pm this winter, stream Q2 Music for weekly Webcasts of new-music shows as recorded live at premiere venues around New York City. This week's concert is taken from the first evening of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the annual Look & Listen Festival.

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Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Monday, January 02, 2012

You might think that your thoughtful criticisms and carefully considered suggests are simply lost in cyber ether upon clicking submit, but we actually heed and thrive on your comments. So, this week on Hammered!, you're the programmers!

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Welcome to The Future!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Hey there, 2012, you’re looking mighty fine! Every time I cross the threshold of a new year, I cannot help but think of it as a mild miracle of time travel. Remember the first time, in grade school, a classmate bid you farewell for the weekend with the remark “see you next year?” It was mind-blowing!

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When the Clock Strikes '12

Friday, December 30, 2011

The New Canon takes a break from its weekly live chat and listening party in observance of the holidays, but rings in the New Year with a glimpse of what's in store for 2012.

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Results of Q2 Music's Inaugural New-Music Countdown

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Taking a cue from the WQXR Classical Countdown, Q2 Music asked listeners to vote for their favorite pieces of classical music composed in the 20th and 21st centuries. See what made the cut.

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Moody Manipulation and Snowy Sentiment fill 'Sólaris'

Thursday, December 29, 2011

With winter officially here, there's no better time than to slip into Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason's imagined score for Andrey Tarkovsky's haunting film Solaris. Read on for more information and to snag a free download, this week only, of "Reyja."

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One-Day-Only, Miniature, Year-End Pledge Drive

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

TEN! NINE! EIGHT! SEVEN! SIX! Wait wait!! We’re not quite there yet!! We still have a few precious moments left of 2011, and even more pertinently, just a few more days left until the twenty eleven charitable donations deadline!! What better way to sort out your 2011 taxes than to make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite locale on the internet for all things new and wonderful, Q2 Music!

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At The River

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The third in a series of pieces having to do with Charles Ives and the tradition of musical Americana, At the River is an old-school piano “fantasy” on the American hymn "Shall we Gather at the River?."

 

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All That Glitters

Monday, December 26, 2011

This week, in celebration of some of the longest nights of the year, Q2 Music is exploring music about the stars, planets, celestial bodies and other glittery, wintry nighttime things.

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New Year's Music

Monday, December 26, 2011

Though my family is technically Jewish, I grew up singing Christmas carols. Monday's program celebrates the advent and the coming new year in a decidedly non-non-denominational spirit.

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Cueing Up 2012

Sunday, December 25, 2011

This year was filled with countless, captivating moments of music-making, nonetheless we're getting excited about the New Year! Join us for the last Cued Up of 2011 as we pay homage to some of the most memorable performances recorded live in venues across New York City.

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Robert Black Taps into His Bass-ic Instincts

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The bass gets its due with a meaty double-album from Bang on a Can All Star Robert Black. Read how he makes so much rep work and to grab a free download (this week only!) of George Perle's Monody II.

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'Never Finished, Only Abandoned'

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A few days ago, the New York Philharmonic gave the world premiere of my piece Fibers, Yarn and Wire. Before I go into the details, I’d like to say that I could not be happier with the performances. I cannot fully describe the intensity of watching and listening to those musicians playing my piece. It was a profound experience.

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This One Went to '11

Friday, December 23, 2011

The New Canon takes a break from live chats until the New Year, but salutes 2011 with a survey of the year's best.

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ETHEL Quartet Performs Jacob TV

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Each Thursday at 7 pm this winter, stream Q2 Music for weekly Webcasts of new-music shows as recorded live at premiere venues around New York City. This week, the adventurous ETHEL String Quartet performs the eccentric, boundary-bending music of Dutch composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis.

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A Polish Music Festival Overview

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Q2 Music presents a festival of Polish contemporary music from Jan. 16-22. From Lutoslawski, Penderecki and Gorecki, to emerging composers, the festival will survey the greatest in Polish music.

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Clifton Gates

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Every week as part of Sleeping Giant's December residency on Hammered!, Q2 Music offers an exclusive audio download of solo piano music written by members of the Brooklyn-based collective performed by its own composer-pianist Timothy Andres. This week: Jacob Cooper's Clifton Gates.

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Video: Phil Kline's 'Unsilent Night' Turns 20

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We followed composer Phil Kline and hundreds of revelers for the latest installment of Unsilent Night -- a 45-minute mobile sound sculpture that weaves through New York's East Village.

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