On Sunday, March 6 at 7 p.m., EST, Q2 presents a live audio Web cast of experimental musician and technophile Zoë Keating in a sold-out concert from Greenwich Village's (Le) Poisson Rouge. Joining Keating for a voltaic, electroacoustic double bill is New Music stalwart Todd Reynolds. The evening is hosted by Radiolab's Jad Abumrad who will interview the musicians on stage before joining Q2 host Nadia Sirota in the open online chat embedded below.
A self-described "professional avant cellist and amateur nerd," Zoë Keating is that rare breed of classical musician who prioritizes a freewheeling and imaginative embrace of experimental technology. Her DIY approach to music-making has endeared her to millions; her diverse collaborations have deterred any efforts to pigeonhole her style; the one truth is that her multi-dimensional sound is perfectly in tune with the resonances of our digital age. Violinist Todd Reynolds is another musician whose artistry and desire to reimagine timeworn traditions have taken him into musical territory from Slowboys and his performing partner Michael Lowenstern; to the Meredith Monk Ensemble; to the music of Bang on a Can All-Star Evan Ziporyn.
Zoë Keating & Todd Reynolds
We also encourage you communicate with @Q2music and @wnycradiolab with the hashtag #electrostring during the performance. Let's see if we can't get this high-voltage New Music concert trending on Twitter! Reread and relive the entire Web chat below:
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