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Conor Hanick

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The Road Less Traveled

Monday, July 23, 2012

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 -- and provide five discrete soundtracks built for summer travel. Tune in all week at 10 AM

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Music For A Summer Evening

Monday, July 16, 2012

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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Conceptions of the Concept Album

Monday, July 09, 2012

The mark of a well-constructed album is that its individual parts form a greater whole, each work elevated through the connections made with adjacent tracks. Tune in this week on Hammered! for five such albums.

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Back To Bach

Monday, June 25, 2012

Conductor, pianist and one-liner machine Hans van Bulow called J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier the "Old Testament" of music (Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonatas were the "New"). Th...

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Piano Plus

Monday, June 18, 2012

How does a composer even think to write a piano concerto today when the masterpieces of Mozart, Brahms and Ravel are your compositional context? This week on Hammered! we hear some of...

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Loops, Ladders and Wind-Up Birds

Monday, June 11, 2012

Brooklyn-based composer Ryan Anthony Francis draws on the influences of artist M.C. Escher and poet Wilhelm Muller. Hear what they've told him this week at 11 am and pm on Hammered!.

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Post-Minimalism For A Post-Celebration

Monday, June 04, 2012

The champagne may be flat but we're still riding the celebratory wave of birthday boy Philip Glass's 75th by exploring the fertile genre of post-minimalism that he helped inspire. Tun...

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One Track Mind

Monday, May 21, 2012

This week on Hammered! we hear five consecutive cases of works that require an extended temporal space to achieve a more slowly evolving mode of expression. Otherwise put: works that ...

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Group Dynamics

Monday, May 14, 2012

This week on Hammered! we explore the mountains of chamber music that includes piano(s), or, otherwise put, music for piano+. Hear music from Thomas Ades, Ezequiel Vinao, Benjamin Broening and many more. 

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Family Trees

Monday, May 07, 2012

Did you know that Stephen Sondheim was a pupil of Milton Babbitt? Or that Cage studied with Schoenberg? This week we tease out the often unexpected musical relationships between some ...

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Returning To The Source

Monday, April 30, 2012

Without question Arnold Schoenberg is one of the great composers of the twentieth century. Many would argue, in fact, that musical modernism began with his music. This week on Hammered! we hear the composer's five incomparable piano works alongside the music of composers he may -- or may not -- have impacted.  

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Two's Company: Piano Pairings

Monday, April 23, 2012

This week's programmatic sorbet on Hammered features unlikely pairings: Bach and Rzewski, Beethoven and Ligeti. Find out what these jarring relationships say about the music at hand.

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Stop, I'm Feeling Cyclical

Monday, April 16, 2012

One thing that became clear during last week's Bach-inspired program of passacaglias, chaconnes and variations is that almost all cogent musical structures have some kind of repetition or cycle. But of what? This week on Hammered! we decode the musical cycles behind some of the century's most fascinating architectural blueprints.

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Back To Bach

Monday, April 09, 2012

Conductor, pianist and one-liner machine Hans van Bulow called Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier the "Old Testament" of music (Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonatas were th...

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Pledging Allegiance To American Mavericks

Monday, March 05, 2012

Thank you to those that have pledged support during our Winter Fund Drive! It's because of those contributions that we can bring you festivals like American Mavericks, which is a whole other conversation (!), but for Hammered! means two days focused on the music of Julius Eastman and Morton Feldman

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Also Sprach A Living Composer!

Monday, February 27, 2012

A counterpoint of instructive voices host this week on Hammered! as we pass the mic among a collection of composers who will introduce their own works for piano. Hear their musical secrets all week at 11 am and pm.

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Loops, Ladders and Wind-Up Birds

Monday, February 20, 2012

Among diverse cast of characters informing Brooklyn-based composer Ryan Anthony Francis's musical language are author Haruki Murakami, artist M.C. Escher and poet Wilhelm Muller. Hear what they've told him this week at 11 am and pm on Hammered!.

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Piano Plus

Monday, February 13, 2012

How does a composer even think to write a piano concerto today when the masterpieces of Mozart, Brahms and Ravel are your compositional context? This week on Hammered! we hear some of...

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Post-Minimalism For A Post-Celebration

Monday, February 06, 2012

The champagne may be flat but we're still riding the celebratory wave of birthday boy Philip Glass's 75th by exploring the fertile genre of post-minimalism that he helped inspire. Tune in this week at 11 am and pm for reworkings, reinventions and revampings of Glass-brand minimalism.

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The Pulse Of Post-Classical

Monday, January 30, 2012

We agree with Time Out magazine: the 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival is "overflowing with awesome". Tune into Q2 Music, the festival's digital venue, for weeklong Ecstatic-themed programing on Hammered!, including live tracks from last year's Music Marathon and performances from this year's headliners.

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