Project 440

  • Q2 Music /

    Project 440: Drumroll Please!

    Tonight at 6 p.m. Q2 presents the remaining twelve finalists of Project 440, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's initiative in which young composers compete to get one of four commissions fro... Oct 12, 2010

  • Perspectives on Project 440

    Hear from Graham Parker, Vice President of WQXR/Former Executive Director of Orpheus, and Melinda Wagner and Fred Lerdahl, two composers who have composed for Orpheus in the past.

    Aug 26, 2010

  • Q2 Music /

    24-Hour Project 440

    Today, Q2 offers 24 straight hours of music composed by the 30 remaining Project 440 artists. With the field about to be narrowed for a second time, it's an opportunity to hear pieces... Aug 21, 2010

  • Project 440 on Video

    Get the latest insights on Project 440—and responses to your comments—in this series of short, informal videos, featuring Orpheus musicians and members of the Nominating Panel. Jul 14, 2010

  • Project 440 versus…“American Idol”?

    To all of you who have contributed your comments and questions about Project 440 thus far, thanks! It’s great to see so many thoughtful and wide-ranging opinions. In response to one q... Jul 12, 2010

  • Preben Antonsen

    I wrote An Ordinary Evening at the Yellowbarn Young Artists Program during the summer of 2009. My goal for the piece was to create music that was driven by textures and timbres rath... Jun 15, 2010

    Preben Antonsen
  • Yao Chen

    The autumn of 2005 is special in my memory—it arrived suddenly, and faded away at an extremely slow pace. It was amazing for me to listen to the sound of the wind blowing through th... Jun 15, 2010

    Yao Chen
  • Donnacha Dennehy

    The creative spark for Crane was an ambitious collaborative concept: an urban industrial ballet, to involve a live orchestral performance and the choreographed movement of cranes lo... Jun 15, 2010

    Donnacha Dennehy
  • Benjamin Ellin

    A major work for brass and percussion, Nahstops 2 was written in 2004 for James Watson and the Royal Academy of Music in London. It is a dramatic and varied work composed for a larg... Jun 15, 2010

    Benjamin Ellin