Q2 Music Celebrates Halloween with 24-hour Marathon of Spooky New Music and Film Scores - Kicks off 12:01am

Q2 Music Stream Celebrates Halloween with a 24-Hour “SCARATHON” of Bone-Chilling Music

Thursday, October 31st at www.WQXR.org/Q2Music 


(October 30, 2013 - NEW YORK, NY)— This Halloween, Q2 Music, WQXR’s online contemporary classical stream, celebrates new music’s unique contribution to the spooky, the mysterious and the unnerving.

“SCARATHON,” a 24 hour marathon of creepy and chilling music will feature hair-raising microtones, densely clustered choruses, and heart pumping slasher film suites from composers including Penderecki, Ligeti, Bartok, Adès, Zorn, Dusapin, among others.  Throughout the day Q2 Music hosts and contributors will share their personal horror playlists with Phil Kline revealing the dark side of chamber music, Conor Hanick exploring demonically challenging works, the Brother Balliett rejoicing in music inspired by menacing creatures, and Nadia Sirota indulging in favorites from Toby Twining to Ingram Marshall to Jonny Greenwood.

Q2 Music listeners can sumbit their own picks at www.wqxr.org/Q2Music to be included in the marathon’s playlist.

Contemporary classical music has always held allure for filmmakers in the horror and suspense genre. The marathon will put a special spotlight on the films that have introduced millions to new music without the audience necessarily even knowing it: William Friedkin’s The Exorcist and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (Krzysztof Penderecki), David Lynch’s Twin Peaks (Angelo Badalamenti), Martin Scorcese’s Shutter Island (Ingram Marshall), Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (Bernard Hermann), Tod Browning’s Dracula (Philip Glass), among others.

The “Scarathon” will air from 12:01AM to 11:59PM on www.wqxr.org/q2music. Visit the website to watch film clips of the scenes that go with some of the scariest music in cinema!  

Q2 Music is WQXR's online music station dedicated to contemporary classical composers, innovative ensembles, and vibrant, live webcasts from New York City's leading new-music venues. Q2 Music, a live 24/7 music stream available at www.wqxr.org/q2music, includes immersive festivals, insightful commentary from hosts and composers, full-length album streams, in-depth interviews with trend-setting artists, and special live events at The Greene Space at WQXR. Q2 Music is also available via the free WQXR app.


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