Conor Hanick

Q2 Music Host / Pianist

Conor Hanick appears in the following:

Anniversary and Birthday Tributes

Monday, November 11, 2013

There are many reasons to tip the musical hat this week: Charles Wuorinen's 75th birthday; Ned Rorem's 90th!; the one year anniversary of Elliott Carter's passing; and the centennial ...


The Incredible Multiplying Piano

Monday, November 04, 2013

Five days of accretive piano mayhem this week on Hammered!, beginning with music for zero pianists (all "automatic" pieces for pianola and other pianistic mechanisms), and, after adding one player and one piano per day, ending the week with repertoire for piano quartet. 


Pledging To Play The Hits

Monday, October 21, 2013

We do our fair share of obscure music here at Q2 Music, but sometimes you want to flip on the radio and simply hear the hits. This week on Hammered! we offer exactly that in conjuncti...


24-Hour Halloween Scarathon

Friday, October 18, 2013

Today, 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.


Musical Genetics 101: A Little Goes A Long Way

Monday, October 14, 2013

This week, musical genetics 101. We survey keyboard-centric pieces whose forms are born from the brief but compact strands of musical DNA that begin them. 


Overheard In New York City

Monday, October 07, 2013

This week on Hammered!, we offer the finest golden nuggets from recent piano performances in and around New York City.


Curatorial Genius: Revisiting Jeremy Denk's American Mavericks

Monday, September 30, 2013

To honor the pianist and newly-minted MacArthur Fellow Jeremy Denk, we revisit the programs of his weeklong Hammered! residency from the 2012 American Mavericks Festival.

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Shostakovich and Cerha

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday, September 29 at 6 pm, Q2 Music presents the final of its four-part series from the 2013 Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. 


Twenty-First Century Piano Problems

Monday, September 23, 2013

The early modernists had Claude Debussy, the post-war György Ligeti, and the twenty-first century may very well point to the French master Pascal Dusapin as the torchbearer for reinventing the technical capabilities and sonic potential of the piano.


Pablo Heras-Casado Steps in for Injured Pierre Boulez at Lucerne

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday, September 22 at 6 pm, Q2 Music presents Pablo Heras-Casada leading this Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in a performance of seven milestones of instrumental modernism. 


Color, Spontaneity, and the Music of Pierre Boulez

Monday, September 16, 2013

Despite this month's phenomenal, forward-looking programs on Q2 Music's Lucerne Festival webcasts, there is a conspicuous absence of music by one of the festival's artistic gurus—and one of the most influential musicians of the last fifty years—Pierre Boulez.

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Listen: World Premieres from Benjamin Attahir and Christian Mason

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Q2 Music presents the second of four performances recorded at the 2013 Lucerne Festival, featuring world premieres from competition winners Benjamin Attahir and Christian Mason. 


Happy Birthday, John Zorn

Monday, September 09, 2013

Maverick force of nature and New York new music fixture John Zorn turned 60 last week and the whole city is celebrating. This week on Hammered! we explore his tremendously varied keyb...


Iannis Xenakis and Bela Bartok Live from Lucerne

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Sunday, September 8 at 6 pm, Q2 Music presents the first of four performances recorded live at the 2013 Lucerne Festival in Switzerland.


The Road Less Traveled

Monday, September 02, 2013

This week on Hammered! we queue up portions of Frederic Rzewski's epic musical novel The Road—in addition to a few driving playlists of our own. Tune in all week at 10 am.


Pledging Allegiance To Charles Ives

Monday, July 01, 2013

This Fourth of July week on Hammered!, tune in for the piano-based repertoire of American music's great experimental pioneer.


Music For A Summer Evening

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nothing accompanies a sweated-through T-shirt and an oppressively humid summer evening like George Crumb, right? Get your dog day's musical antidote all week on Hammered! with summertime music not written by George Gershwin.

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When The Piano Isn't Enough...

Monday, June 17, 2013

Late in his life, the famed Italian pianist and composer Ferruccio Busoni felt so straightjacketed by the tonal system that he said one of the only viable method of escape was the inv...


Born from Silence

Monday, June 10, 2013

What is it about the opening measures of Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, or Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring that generates such intense musical magnetism? This week on Hammered! we explore how the starts of pieces impact the music that follows. 


Hosting a New-Music Cliburn Competition

Monday, June 03, 2013

The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. But it must be asked: can someone play something—ANYTHING?—after, like, maybe 1910!?