Composer and sound designer Hannis Brown has created and mixed music for podcasts and radio programs including Death, Sex & Money, Note to Self, A Piece of Work with Abbi Jacobson, There Goes The Neighborhood: LA, The United States of Anxiety and Morning Edition. He was awarded a 2015 Peabody award for production on WQXR’s Meet the Composer and has been commissioned by the ETHEL String Quartet, the Colorado Symphony, Barneys New York and the new-music collective Hotel Elefant. He currently works on podcasts with the WNYC Narrative Unit.
Tobias Fischer is the founder of Fifteen Questions, a magazine highlighting under-the-radar artists with unorthodox approaches to sound. He curates this week's Sample Rate.
For this week's Mixtape, composer-vocalist Bora Yoon spins music of Steve Reich, Matmos, Tan Dun and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Today at 3 pm, Q2 Music presents a Mixtape of pieces that marked important turning points in the teenage life of pianist Simone Dinnerstein.
The Living Earth Show is a San Francisco-based extreme new-music duo and rhythm section for hire. Their Mixtape highlights oppression-fighting heroes.
Composer Paola Prestini is the artistic director of this week's Ferus Festival. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Ethan Iverson is the pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle.
Violinist-composer Sarah Neufeld is a member of Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre. Last month she released an album with saxophonist Colin Stetson. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Today at 11 am on Q2 Music, Phil Kline is joined by Armenian-American composer Eve Beglarian traditional and contemporary Armenian music.
Berlin-based pianist and composer Hauschka uses prepared piano as a vehicle for layered, mesmerizing improvisation-colored pieces. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
San Francisco's Switchboard Music Festival brings together an eclectic mix of mostly local new-music makers for one day each April. The curators offer a sneak listen of what to expect.
Cellist, vocalist and composer Theresa Wong explores the intersection of composition and improvisation, the inquisitive and the absurd. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Iceland-based composer Ben Frost's fourth solo album "AURORA" – a blend of modern classical and electronica – topped many "Best of 2014" lists. Hear his Mixtape.
This week's Mixtape comes from drummer/composer Joseph Branciforte – cofounder of the NYC-based garage chamber septet The Cellar and Point. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.
Composer-bassist Florent Ghys uses snippets of television broadcasts and poetry as source material for heady, but playful compositions. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
For the 17th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "Rise of the Wind-Up Toys" by composer and Q2 Producer Hannis Brown.
Composer Max Richter's 2012 recomposition of "Vivaldi, The Four Seasons" was a surprise classical hit. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
For the fourth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas treat by Q2 producer Hannis Brown, Antfarm Grandfather Clock.
Composer Paula Matthusen is a 2014 Rome Prize Fellow; the New York resident is currently working at the American Academy in Rome. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Electroacoustic composer Jacob Cooper is a featured artist at our Best of 2014 in New Music party this Tuesday in The Greene Space. Hear his Mixtape today at 3 pm.
2014 has been a busy one for Chicago's Spektral Quartet. Hear their Mixtape – an entry point for recently-converted new-music listeners – Wednesday at 3 pm.