Happy Birthday 2 Us!

Q2 Music Celebrates (Q)2 Years of New-Music with an Encore Presentation of Maximum Reich

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Monday, October 03, 2011

I am pretty astonished that Q2 Music is turning two this coming Sunday! It seems like so recently that we folks sat down in a room and brainstormed about the ideal internet locale for all things new and awesome. On the other hand, looking at all of the great Q2 Music content, the hundred-some live concerts, the great shows we've developed and the fabulous guests we've had, I'm shocked we've been able to cram all that into a mere two years! So I guess our being age two feels just about right.

This week, we'll celebrate our birthday with a re-airing of the first festival we ever hosted: Maximum Reich. It seems only appropriate, given Steve Reich's 75th birthday falls on Monday, and our 2nd the following Sunday. So we'll revisit all thing's Reich, from It's Gonna Rain to WTC 9/11. It'll be a week of phasing and pulsing, not to mention old-school (um, is two years ago old school??) hosting from yours truly.

So grab a seat and get ready for Maximum Reich! Steve Reich is one of the most influential, impactful composers of the past 50 years. Join Steve Reich and us in celebration as we pledge many, many more years of serving your new-music needs. 

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Comments [4]

nobodhi from the kitchen

am lighting 2 (two) candles on 1 (one) scrumptious cupcake ... make a wish !!

Oct. 07 2011 09:08 AM

Got your shout-out, Richard, and thanks! Are you loving the Birthday Q2's redesigned site as much as I am? Looks great, sounds greater. Agree with you on the graphics, sweet stuff. The Mighty Q2 rolls on!

Oct. 05 2011 03:00 PM

Q2 has become today's digital version of what John Schaefer's "New Sounds" has been in the analog FM world: the place a composer/musician needs to be heard if they are to be heard. That is not to say that "New Sounds" has lessened in its significance.

Mazel Tov.

And, the new graphics are to die for.

Hey, Porter, how are you?

(See? If we had a Reply notification box, Porter would know I gave him a shout out.)

Oct. 04 2011 04:27 AM


Two years of "the fearless and relevant music you crave," and I think I've heard all but 23 minutes of it. :)

So much amazing work by so many people of WQXR and Q2, composers and musicians, programmers and producers, hosts and engineers, writers and edit-bay aces, media-relations specialists, funding folks, collaborating venues, and commenting listeners.

I'm standing by for the next 20 or 200 years on the ether.

Carry on, Sirota. :)

Oct. 02 2011 12:44 PM

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