Vote: Your Favorite Scary New Music

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On Thursday, Oct. 31, Q2 Music celebrates new music's favorite holiday, Halloween, with its first 24-hour scarathon of hair-raising microtones, densely clustered choruses and heart-pumping slasher film suites chosen primarily by you! 

Will you help fill our playlists by telling us your favorite works of terrifying new music?

To get you started on this gnarled path of sonic terror, we've collected five of our all-time, most spine-tingling scores - whether written for film, adapted for it, or just plain creepy. Vote for your favorite, and write your suggestions in the comments below and we'll do our best to include them on Oct. 31. You can also Tweet us your favorites with #qboo.

Join us on Oct. 31 – if you have the stomach for it! – as our inaugural scarathon celebrates the fantastically ghoulish in new music.


Bela Bartok: Music for String, Percussion and Celesta: III. Adagio


György Ligeti: Lux Aeterna


Bernard Herrmann: Psycho Suite


John Zorn: Lucifer Rising


Krzysztof Penderecki: Polymorphia


Celebrating Poland: Lutosławski, Penderecki and New Music Now is presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

Celebrating Poland: Lutosławski, Penderecki and New Music Now is supported, in part, by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of Polska Music programme.