Red White and Blue

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Monday, July 05, 2010

Every so often, a week comes around which is sort of pre-packed with a thematic conceit; ergo, hey, it’s Independence Day! Let’s play American things! Well... we play a lot of American things anyway, so we figured, why not make this week’s theme a lot more esoteric, and infinitely weirder!

Welcome to the week of Red White and Blue music. All week long, we’ll play music that has the words red, white and blue in the title, in some manner. Yeah, it sounds like a funny idea, but we’re PUMPED about what’s coming up. John Luther Adams! Augusta Read Thomas! Michael Torke! There are a lot of lovely things to look forward to.

So grab a blanket and a sandwich, some reading and Q2 on the internet (got a smart phone? download the free NPR app for iPhone and listen to Q2 on the go!) and have a Happy Summer!

Oh, and Happy Independence Day!

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Nadia Sirota
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Comments [4]

Raymond

Hello!

I can't for the life of me figure out how to listen to Q2 on my Blackberry. I even downloaded the link that was given. Is there any guide I can reference that might help me figure it out? I looked at all the audio help links and I didn't see it.

Thanks!

Jul. 12 2010 05:02 PM

Wow, and so fast, a BlackBerry app already! Thank you et merci! Varese en BlackBerrie, ooh-lah-lah! :-)
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Jul. 07 2010 08:30 PM
Jean Christophe from In the mountains of Chapel Hill

I absolutely love "Light Over Water"! This is an ambient journey that refuses to become background music. How is it that the seemingly futuristic can sound so naturalistic, like deep snowdrifts at night between the forests of Vermont and the panoply of stars?

I also enjoy recognizing the same ending as Harmonielehre in this work, both quite convincing.

Jul. 05 2010 02:44 PM

Hey, Nadia, we need a Q2 BlackBerry app, not just iPhone. Any chance it's in the works? Loving Jacob TV ...
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Jul. 05 2010 01:50 PM

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