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.
Q2 Music presents music from the opening night of the 2015 Look & Listen Festival recorded live at the BRIC House performing arts venue in Brooklyn.
How appropriate that the release date of Laura Karpman's new record should arrive right around the birthday of the U.S.: a setting of Langston Hughes's cycle of poems "Ask Your Mama."
Gather the whole family around the speakers and put on Q2 Music – this week's show features three works geared for the younger crowd of up-and-coming new music fans.
Hear a piece of music you loved in the show? Click for a complete breakdown of all the music in Season Two, Episode One – Meredith Monk: Creation as Spiritual Practice.
Meredith rarely writes traditional scores. Many of her pieces live primarily in the heads of their performers, often members of Meredith's own ensemble. Listen to part two of the show.
Living legend Meredith Monk is a composer, vocalist, dancer and filmmaker. While all of these descriptors are on point, none quite gets to the bones of who she is as an artist.
When Meredith first encountered Buddhism in the 1970s, a whole lot of things clicked into place. Listen to part three of the show.
From an extremely young age, music and movement were braided together for Meredith. Listen to part one of the show.
For our final Ojai Festival spotlight, guest host Mark Morris presents performances of Karlheinz Stockhausen (arranged by Caroline Shaw), Gyorgy Ligeti and Morton Feldman.
Lisa Bielawa is a force to be reckoned with in the new music world - her broadmindedness has served her well as a performer, presenter and composer. Stream her art song album all week.
The art song tradition is as alive and well as ever, from Rihm to Roche. Thursday at 3, the Brothers Balliett take a look at the kinds of songs composers are producing today.
As part of our 24-hour marathon celebrating Terry Riley's 80th birthday, we pulled together some of our favorite renditions of the composer's open-form 1964 groundbreaking work "In C."
On this week's Ojai Festival spotlight, guest-host Mark Morris listens to new takes on Mahler and Mozart by jazz luminary Uri Caine and pianist-composer Timothy Andres.
Saturday, June 27 celebrate the 80th birthday of American maverick and patriarch of minimalism Terry Riley with 24 hours of his music and haiku tributes from close colleagues.
Terry Riley celebrates his 80th birthday this week, offering the ZOFO piano duo the perfect opportunity to explore new arrangements from his rich and eclectic oeuvre.
On Sunday, June 21 from 12 pm to 10 pm, watch a live videostream of the rollicking Bang on a Can Marathon of new music from the Winter Garden at Arts Brookfield.
Continuing their series of composer portraits without alerting the "portraitees" ahead of time, the Brothers Balliett explore the music of ex-pat composer Nancy Van Der Vate.
Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris highlights selections from the Ojai Festival's last three years. This week: American classics by Ives, Cowell and Harrison.
There are two elements of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's "Horizon 6" album that are most gripping: violin soloist Janine Jansen and Michel van der Aa’s USDA-Prime orchestration.