Off the Grid with Suzanne Farrin Returns

* Please note the new, expanded air times *

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Composer and Host Suzanne Farrin Composer and Host Suzanne Farrin (Luke Redmond)

Throughout the month of June, join host Suzanne Farrin for the second season of Off the Grid – a special feature on Q2 Music that runs Thursdays at 8 am, with encore presentations Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.

Off the Grid showcases favorite submissions from our second annual Composition Contest, where we actively solicit music directly from the source, you – emerging musicians, college or conservatory students and aspiring composers, young or old. We're accepting your CDs through May 31 (instructions here). 

It is our hope that Off the Grid offers a counter-argument to reports of classical music's impending demise. Its longevity is the result of your inventiveness and endless imagination, both as listeners and composers. You will hear private, unreleased recordings, lesser-known but dynamic composers and radically new sonic worlds.

Tune in to meet some of the great new voices in the Q2 Music family, as chosen and hosted by Suzanne Farrin. Our ears are always open for the best and brightest in new music, so if you have something you'd like us to consider for the second season of Off the Grid, send it along!

Suzanne Farrin is associate professor of Composition and director of the Conservatory of Music at the State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase. She holds a doctorate in composition from Yale University. Her works have been heard at venues and festivals such as Mostly Mozart, the Philadelphia Fringe, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Symphony Space, the Walker Art Center, Theaterforum (Germany) and in South America at the Festival Nuevo Mundo (Venezuela), and Festival Música y Arte Sonoro (Argentina). Read her full biography.

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Comments [3]

M. Burke-Hennessy from New York CIty

Exciting, vibrant, unfamiliar, yet reaches inside to where music touches us.

Jun. 05 2014 09:04 PM
Doctor Whom from 02459

wish there were a playlist, especially because i cannot hear Spanish etc. names of composers well enough to spell them @ amazon.

Jun. 05 2014 08:33 PM
James Owens from Williamstown

Will this be available for on demand streaming? I hope so. I'm sad that Q2 is not providing as much on demand content anymore. It means I can't listen to the programs that I enjoy and donate to support. I hope the on demand streaming returns soon.

Apr. 13 2014 10:07 AM

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