On Thursday Q2 Music presented a live audio stream of the season-opening concert of the Brooklyn Philharmonic with world premieres from Ted Hearne, Kendall Williams, Matt Marks and more.
This October, Q2 Music partnered with WNYC's New Sounds Live to present the eclectic composer-pianist Vijay Iyer in an exciting double billing with composer's Missy Mazzoli's all-female band, Victoire. Hear the show at 8 pm tonight on New York Now.
On Tuesday, October 23 at 8 pm, ET, Q2 Music present a live audio webcast of the dynamic, 12-piece Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas and the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ted Leo interpreting the music of Hugh Masekela.
The telephone may no longer be our primary means of communication, but it remains a favorite topic for songwriters.
The MacArthur Fellowships, or "Genius Awards," offer recognition -- and a pile of cash. If you were to win, what would you do with the money?
The opera Einstein On The Beach hit the stage for only the fourth time in its history. John Schaefer wonders if there will ever be a fifth.
John Schaefer recalls a vain attempt to keep a wedding music staple out of his reception.
Patti Smith's new album is named after a character from the famed Russian novel, The Master And Margarita, putting her in some surprising musical company. Hear five songs inspired by characters from the book.
We’ve spent the summer months in the Soundcheck Workshop. Now it’s time to show you what we’ve been building.
In this episode of Soundcheck from 2002, the composer discusses some of the odd jobs he has held throughout his career, the development of the new music scene in New York, and how he defined success for himself along the way.
Today’s archival Glass interviews feature an appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show from 2002 about Koyaanisqatsi and an episode of New Sounds from 1985, in which the composer talks about scoring Mishima.
What would Philip Glass need to survive in complete isolation? Find out on this episode of Survival Kit from 2003. The composer opens up about what recordings he would bring along, including some unexpected selections.
As part of Music of Constant Change, Q2 Music spotlights archival episodes of WNYC's New Sounds by streaming interviews between host John Schaefer and many of Glass's most important colleagues, including Ravi Shankar and director Robert Wilson.
Philip Glass has been an extremely prolific composer, and has had long associations with two major record labels. Here are 10 recordings that will serve as an introduction to his hugely influential music.
If you like Korea, horses, and pretty girls, we've got a video for you. If you don't, well, we've still got a video for you: Psy is a chunky but loose-limbed singer/rapper/dancer from Seoul, and his song "Gangnam Style" has been a juggernaut in the world of K-Pop, as the Korean pop music scene is known, for much of the summer.
The English electronic artist Squarepusher stands out from a crowded field, both for his innovative music and his distinctive look. The musician has created a visually captivating lighting rig that works perfectly with his music.
Soccer may be the world’s game, but it has a surprisingly American soundtrack.
Tonight at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music presents a live audio- and videocast of the sold-out concert of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing the complete string quartets of Steve Reich at (Le) Poisson Rouge.