24-Hour Marathon of Emerging Female Composers

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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Poll results from Q2 Music's first listener-nominated, 24-hour music marathon Poll results from Q2 Music's first listener-nominated, 24-hour music marathon (Q2 Music)

In June-July, we asked listeners to vote for their favorite idea for a 24-hour, new-music marathon from the listener-nominated list above. Despite a back-and-forth race with our neighbors outside of New York, Female Composers ended up with the majority of votes. 

The theme of female composers – which we're refining to emerging female composers so that we can emphasize discovery of new voices (our mission!) over a basic gender difference – will inspire 24 hours of distinct, no-repeats programming on Sunday, August 24 (encore presentation Thursday, August 28) as part of our monthly 24 Hours on the 24th series. We also recognize that "emerging" most immediately refers to the limitations of our own playlists, and thus will be searching far and wide to share with you composers and works never before featured on the stream. 

We will strive to make August 24 as ear-opening, breathtaking and stylistically varied as befitting the international roster of emerging female composers, but we always love and need to hear from you! So don't hesitate to tell your amazingly talented friend to send us her music (instructions here) and not just to include during this marathon but to enrich the quality and diversity of our standard programming. 

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Comments [3]

Tori Ovel from Iowa

Is it possible to electronically submit for this? I don't think it will arrive in time if I mail it. I know it won't arrive in time, and maybe it's already too late?

Aug. 21 2014 05:20 PM

@Heather,

Sound files are acceptable in this instance, but CDs with original uncompressed .wav or .aiff audio quality preferable. If you email q2@wqxr.org, we can discuss further.

As for the newsletter sign-up, if you don't receive a newsletter by Tuesday next week, please email listenerservices@wqxr.org and they can help resolve the issue!

Thanks for your interest in the marathon,
Q2 Music team

Aug. 08 2014 01:13 PM
heather DeRome from B.C. Canada

should I send you sound files for the female composer 24 hr?

also I tried to leave my email to subscribe to your newsletter but did not get the automatic email response from you.

Aug. 07 2014 08:35 PM

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