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.