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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On-Demand Audio: The Knells, Duo Gazzana and Pianist Jenny Lin

Friday, May 30, 2014

The final night of the 2014 Look & Listen Festival featured a mix of chamber works performed by Duo Gazzana, pianist Jenny Lin and songs by members of the neo-psychedelic prog-rock band, the Knells.

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The Paul Celan Variety Hour

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett explore music built on the poetry of Romanian-born composer Paul Celan – leader of a harsh and often tragic life – courtesy of Michael Nyman and Harrison Birtwistle.

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On-Demand Audio: Top Brass Ensemble Meets Accordion Virtuoso and String Quartet

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On the third night of the 2014 Look & Listen Festival, the Invisible Dog Center featured the sounds of accordion virtuoso William Schimmel, the Daedalus Quartet and TILT Brass.

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Top Five Incubators of New Music

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

As the New York Philharmonic launches its first biennial, in what promises to be an important showcase for new music every two years, here are five established festivals it joins as new music incubators.

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Composer Sam Pluta on Electronic Music Innovations

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Composer and electronic music performer Sam Pluta has written music for Mivos Quartet,  So Percussion and International Contemporary Ensemble among others. His Mixtape surveys pioneers of electronic music, from Bernard Parmegiani to Herbie Hancock. Listen today at 3 pm.

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On-Demand Audio: Ensemble LPR Performs Britten, Andres, Mozart and Hearne

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28, Q2 Music and (Le) Poisson Rouge presented a live video webcast of composer-pianist Timothy Andres in performance with Ensemble LPR and guest conductor Christopher Rountree.

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Video: Mark Stewart's Island of Misfit Toys

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For the latest episode of Q2 Spaces, we visited Bang on a Can co-founder Mark Stewart's home and studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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On-Demand Audio: Uncovering Gems with ICE and So Percussion

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The International Contemporary Ensemble and So Percussion played works ranging from Webern to an ongoing work by the members of So Percussion for the second concert of the 2014 Look & Listen Festival. Listen to the entire show on demand. 

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Western Wind Vocal Ensemble Delivers Buoyant Meredith Monk and Eric Salzman

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble’s latest album, featuring music by Meredith Monk and Eric Salzman, employs theatrics that reveal the sextet's unique sound. Listen to the entire album all this week.

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Hotel Elefant and Meehans/Perkins Duo Open the 2014 Look & Listen Festival

Monday, May 26, 2014

The 13th annual Look & Listen Festival kicked off on April 26 at the BRIC House with a diverse program of American music by Richard Carrick, Paul Lansky, Animal Collective and John Glover. Listen to the entire show now. 

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Mivos Quartet and Mantra Percussion Close the 2014 MATA Festival

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mivos Quartet and Mantra Percussion performed a program of new works by Daniel Wohl, Yotam Haber and Ke Xu among others on the closing night of the 2014 MATA Festival. Stream the entire concert on demand. 

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Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart Shines at 2014 MATA Festival

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The esteemed vocal sextet Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart gave their New York solo debut at the Kitchen performing a program of American premieres as part of the 2014 MATA Festival. Stream the entire concert on demand. 

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Oscar Bianchi's MATRA Cantata at 2014 MATA Festival

Friday, May 23, 2014

Oscar Bianchi's evening-length cantata interweaving Tantric Shivaism, Gnostic writings and Lucretius's De Rerum Natura was performed by a world-class ensemble at the Kitchen as part of the 16th annual MATA Festival. Stream the epic work on demand. 

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MATA Festival Contemplates Mortality and Memory

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Two powerhouses of the NYC new music scene, Talea and Ekmeles, come together in a program of music for voices and instruments at the 2014 MATA Festival. Stream the entire concert on demand. 

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The Brothers Balliett Talk to Richard Carrick

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Not only is NYC-based Richard Carrick a stellar composer, he's also a conductor, pianist, guitarist and new music ensemble leader that is quickly defining a new kind of kapellmeister role in the new-music scene. He joins the Brothers Balliett Thursday at 3 pm.

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Listen: Arvo Pärt and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On June 2 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir performing Arvo Pärt's epic Kanon Pokajanen. Listen to the entire concert on demand. 

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Steve Smith on Headstrong Ideas and Sonic Gateway Drugs

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Steve Smith is the former music editor for Time Out New York and classical music reviewer for the New York Times. His Mixtape ranges from music of Laurie Anderson to John Zorn, David Hykes and Mario Diaz de León. Listen today at 3 pm.

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A World Apärt: 24-Hour Arvo Pärt Marathon

Thursday, May 15, 2014

All day today, we're repeating A World Apärt: a 24-hour sonic celebration of the music of Arvo Pärt, one of the most revolutionary voices of the 21st century. The marathon culminates with a 7 p.m. live stream of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir at the MET Museum.

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The Graffiti Show

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Writing music over top of other music is nothing new. Today at 3 pm the Brothers Balliett explore some of the most exciting and contemporary examples of musical graffiti writers, from Max Richter to Uri Caine and Wolfgang Rihm.

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MATA Festival Explores Old Synthesizers, Harmonic Series and a 'Collage on Falling'

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The second night of the 16th annual MATA Festival featured adventurous chamber music fresh from the desks of young Brazilian, Spanish and American composers, performed by a team of New York City's finest new-music interpreters.

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