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New Sounds Live with Mos Def, Brooklyn Phil

Saturday, February 08, 2014

From the New Sounds Live concert series, hear songs by Yasiin Bey, the former Mos Def, arranged by Derek Bermel and played by Yasiin Bey and members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Alan Pierson.  Plus, the world premiere of David T. Little's "Am I Born," and more works from the show, recorded live at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden in fall of 2011.

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Radiolab

Need for Speed

Thursday, November 28, 2013

There are few musical moments more well-worn than the first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. But it turns out that Beethoven might have made a last-ditch effort to keep his music from ever feeling familiar, to keep pushing his listeners to a kind of psychological limit.

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New York Now

Premiere of Steve Reich's Radio Rewrite

Monday, November 04, 2013

Saturday at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented a live audio webcast of Alarm Will Sound's all Steve Reich concert from the Met Museum. It included the hometown premiere of Reich's Radiohead-inspired Radio Rewrite.

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WQXR Blog

Brooklyn Philharmonic, Innovative But Sounding a Troubled Tune

Friday, October 18, 2013

The 60-year-old Philharmonic faces an uncertain future: the website has been offline for months and its music director is no longer with the orchestra. Can Brooklyn be a home to classical music?

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New York Now

Live: Alarm Will Sound Unveils a Musical 'Permanent Collection'

Monday, September 30, 2013

Friday at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented a live audio webcast of "The Permanent Collection" – music of Adès, Ligeti, Wagner and Ives performed by the ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

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New York Now

Two Takes on the Music of Multi-Instrumentalist Caleb Burhans

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

On Tuesday, June 18 at 8 pm, Q2 Music streams an adrenalized double bill of new-music powerhouse Alarm Will Sound and the music of composer Caleb Burhans, and the lyrical, ambient electronic duo, itsnotyouitsme, consisting of Burhans and guitarist Grey McMurray.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live with Mos Def, Brooklyn Phil

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

From the New Sounds Live concert series, hear songs by Yasiin Bey, the former Mos Def, arranged by Derek Bermel and played by Yasiin Bey and members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Alan Pierson.  Plus, the world premiere of David T. Little's "Am I Born," and more works from the show, recorded live at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden in fall of 2011.

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Maverick Mixtapes

Maverick Mixtapes: Alan Pierson

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is Alan Pierson, conductor and musical director of both the new-music ensemble Alarm Will Sound and the Brooklyn Philharmonic.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live with Mos Def, Brooklyn Phil

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concert series, hear songs by Yasiin Bey, the former Mos Def, arranged by Derek Bermel and played by Yasiin Bey and members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Alan Pierson.  Plus, the world premiere of David T. Little's "Am I Born," and more works from the show, recorded live at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden last week.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Last Chance!: Mos Def and The Brooklyn Philharmonic

Thursday, October 06, 2011

On October 12 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presents a live audio Webcast of the Brooklyn Philharmonic from the World Financial Center performing music by Mos Def, Frederic Rzewski, Lev Zhurbin, David T. Little and Corey Dargel.

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WQXR Blog

Alan Pierson to Lead the Brooklyn Philharmonic

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Finally!! Brooklyn lives up to its hipper-than-hip image! Alan Pierson, the 36-year old conductor of the groundbreaking New Music ensembles Alarm Will Sound and Dublin-based Crash Ensemble, is bringing his prodigious talents and badass programmatic instincts to the Brooklyn Philharmonic as their new Artistic Director, effective immediately. Pierson has made a name for himself as a tireless advocate of innovative music through collaborations with composers such as Steve Reich, Aphex Twin, Michael Gordon and Donnacha Dennehy.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Alarm Will Sound and Caleb Burhans

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The versatile, 20-piece chamber band Alarm Will Sound led by Alan Pierson is made up of many stellar musicians who also perform double-duty as accomplished composers and arrangers. In this February 23 show at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Alarm Will Sound performs the music of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and ensemble member Caleb Burhans -- the inaugural featured artist on Q2's Composer Introduction series.

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