Overheard at John Schaefer's Super Bowl party...
On Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 pm ET, Q2 Music presents a live audio Webcast of Son Lux, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, and new-music heavyweights yMusic as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival.
On Friday at 7:30 pm, enjoy a live Webcast of composer Michael Gordon's live scores to the silent films of acclaimed American filmmaker Bill Morrison.
Tonight at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live Webcast of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson's visceral score to filmmaker Bill Morrison's silent film, "The Miners' Hymns."
When You're Gone, You're Gone. Or not...
John Schaefer hears something familiar in two of today's three picks.
Football fans: YOUR SUPER BOWL PARTY NEEDS MY KILLER RECIPE FOR CHILI!
John Schaefer wrestles with the viewer suggestion that he should start watching Downton Abbey.
One moment in 25 years of Bang On A Can
John Schaefer is planning on taking this playlist underwater
I wonder if you can tell something about a person by the music he/she listens to. (And I wonder what that “something” might be.) The reason I’m wondering this today is not just that we begin our annual Critics’ Week, our year-end roundup of the best music, etc.; but also because of the passing this weekend of two world leaders and one barefoot diva.
Q2 Music is proud to announce three delayed Webcasts -- Wednesday, December 21 at 8 pm, Saturday December 24 at noon, Thursday, December 29 at 8 pm, and now an additional Saturday, December 31 at noon -- of The New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! series featuring music by HK Gruber, Magnus Lindberg, and Alexandre Lunsqui.
John Schaefer's mixed feelings about live albums
John Schaefer on music that gives him goosebumps
What John Schaefer is thankful for this year...
Loutallica is part of a long history of musical collaboration, says John Schaefer.
John Schaefer really wanted his MTV. Or so he thought...
It could be a tense orchestral crash of instruments ("Thus Sprach Zarathustra"), or held in just a few feverish notes on a piano ("Halloween"). Whatever it is, the music from movies we think of as spooky plays a big part in raising those hairs on our neck and getting us to reach out for a (hopefully live) hand to hold. John Schaefer, host of New York Public Radio’s "Soundcheck" joins us with a playlist of some of the scariest music ever recorded.
5 artists who should not get lost in the CMJ crowd
On Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm, the concluding night of the American Composers Orchestra's SONiC Festival, the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center played palatial host to the world premiere of composer-performer Bryce Dessner's double guitar concerto, St. Carolyn by the Sea. Featuring Bryce Dessner on guitar along with his twin brother Aaron Dessner, the SONiC-commissioned piece was led by American Composer Orchestra conductor George Manahan and hosted by John Schaefer from WNYC's New Sounds Live.