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This Week's Webcast: Music of Wolfe, Glass, Gordon, and Gubaidulina

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Each Thursday at 7 pm this winter, stream Q2 Music for weekly Webcasts of new-music shows as recorded live at premiere venues around New York City. This week's concert is taken from the first evening of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the annual Look & Listen Festival.

Recorded May 19th, 2011 at the Chelsea Art Museum and hosted by Q2 Music Host Nadia Sirota, the performance featured JACK Quartet performing works by Julia Wolfe and Philip Glass, percussionist Doug Perkins performing Michael Gordon's XY, and pianist Tanya Bannister presenting Sofia Gubaidulina's Chaconne. So Percussion offers a "virtual" performance of a work dedicated to the festival, and both Wolfe and Gordon offer insights into the compositional processes behind their respective pieces.

The Look & Listen Festival, founded in 2002 by David Gordon, is an annual event presenting cutting-edge contemporary music in New York City's most prestigious art galleries. Each year, the festival features composer and visual artist interviews, presentations of pre-recorded electronic works by the Look & Listen Festival Composers Collective, and live performances of works by both established and emerging new-music composers.

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