Premieres from Michael Jarrell and Elliott Carter

Three Exclusive Webcasts of the New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! New Music Series

Monday, June 18, 2012

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On June 8, 2012, conductor David Robertson led the New York Philharmonic in the next installment of its CONTACT! new music series from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer, the evening featured the world premiere of Elliott Carter's Two Controversies and a Conversation and the US premiere of Swiss composer Michael Jarrell's NACHLESE Vb: Liederzyklus — with both composers in attendance — as well as ...explosante-fixe... by Pierre Boulez

In anticipation of the concert, Q2 Music host Nadia Sirota traveled to the 103 year-old composer's Greenwich Village apartment to talk about his aesthetic and Two Controversies and a Conversation; read her blog entry or listen to Nadia Sirota weekdays this week from 11am - 1pm for excerpts from the interview.

This concert streams on Q2 Music's Cued Up Tuesday, June 19 at 3 pm; Wednesday, June 20 at 7 pm; and Saturday, June 23 at 10 am. 

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Jae Alexander from San Diego, CA

As an enthusiastic listener of avant-garde classical music for over two decades I have long wanted to do something to share my interest in this most exciting and profoundly radical artistic medium (music of "the spheres" - organic/open/non-generic time-space). The identity of very popular/folk-ethnic/commercial form or genre conveys a closed or rhythmically-fixed sense of time (e.g., you can have a tango in a symphony and it is still a symphony, but if you try to introduce a symphony into a tango it stops being a tango). But I digress. Perhaps we could set up Q2 booths as fairs (e.g., Gay Pride Festivals, Burning Man, or even on university commons). That's my idea - no expertise, experience or money, just a lot of enthusiasm & energy.

Jun. 25 2012 03:07 PM

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