Tyondai Braxton: Blazing New Paths in New-Music

Q2 Music's Second of Four November Portraits of Scene-Stealing, Living Composers

Q2 Music Hosts Olivia Giovetti and Gity Razaz fill in for Nadia Sirota for the week of November 14, 2011

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Monday, November 14, 2011

As part of WQXR's Beethoven Awareness Month, Q2 Music honors the spirit of arguably the most iconic and paradigm-shifting composer of all time with four weeklong portraits of some of today's most distinct and inventive compositional voices. Featuring insights provided by the composers themselves to their key works, this month draws back the curtain with exclusive, direct composer commentary on what it means to write music in the 21st century. This week: Indie-rock luminary Tyondai Braxton

In the weeks to come, Q2 Music features the personal reflections and music of Victoire bandleader and NYC new-music stalwart, Missy Mazzoli and the composer collective Sleeping Giant's co-founder and pianist Timothy Andres. Last week, we heard from Bang on a Can co-founder and stylistic polymath Michael Gordon.

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Olivia Giovetti and Gity Razaz

Comments [2]

Probably this piece, Daniel:

12:15 AM
Gardens of Loss
Caleb Burhans
Grey McMurray
New Amsterdam 033
length: 11:59

If not, please consult our playlist page and hopefully you will find what you are looking for!


Nov. 14 2011 06:04 PM
Daniel Frankhuizen from Washington, DC

What is the long ambient song around 00:20:00 ? Beautiful, Beethoven would be proud thank you for another wonderfull installment Q2!

Nov. 14 2011 02:08 PM

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