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New Sounds

Acoustic Music Inspired by Electronica

Monday, April 06, 2015

Listen to acoustic music inspired by electronica –IDM (intelligent dance music) to downtempo or ambient music – but completely performed on acoustic instruments on this New Sounds.

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New Sounds

New Music From the Concert Hall

Friday, December 26, 2014

Listen to some new music from the concert hall from composer, singer, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans and his latest release, the “emo-classical” epic, “Evensong.”

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New Sounds

The New Music/Rock Music Connection

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This New Sounds program highlights the connection between new music and rock music, including music from the latest Steve Reich recording, "Radio Rewrite" taking on Radiohead songs.

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Meet the Composer

Free Download: 'The Hunger' from Composer Donnacha Dennehy

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy shares excerpts from his forthcoming opera, The Hunger, based on writings about the Great Famine.

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New Sounds

Electronic Dance Music

Saturday, February 01, 2014

We will listen to music written as dance music but played on acoustic instruments, including covers and also acoustic music that delivers an electronic feel. Listen for Alarm Will Sound, Nik Bartsch/Ronin, Francesco Tristano, and much, much more.

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New Sounds

Acoustic Music Inspired by Electronica

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Listen to acoustic music inspired by electronica –encompassing everything from danceable grooves and IDM (intelligent dance music) to downtempo or ambient music – but completely performed on acoustic instruments on this New Sounds.  Hear music originally by Aphex Twin, re-imagined and arranged for the acoustic instruments of the 20-piece chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound.  Also, listen to music by Dawn of Midi, who re-create the sounds of electronic music using only acoustic instruments. Plus, hear music from the Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble from Germany along with the classical guitars of the Mobius Trio, pianist Matthew Shipp, and more.

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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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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 Sounds

New Music From the Concert Hall

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Listen to some new music from the concert hall on this New Sounds program.  There’s music from composer Bryce Dessner, who has been working with Kronos Quartet on a series of pieces.  We’ll hear his “Aheym,” (‘homeward’ in Yiddish), touching on the idea of flight and passage, and dedicated to his grandmother, Sarah Dessner.” Also, hear new music from composer, singer, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans and his latest release, the “emo-classical” epic, “Evensong.” 

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

'Evensong' Brings the Club to the Cathedral

Monday, July 22, 2013

"Evensong," the full-length debut recording by the New York composer and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans spans psalm settings and rock-influenced works. Stream it all this week.

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Q2 Music

Caleb Burhans Delivers Melancholic Stillness with Punk-Rock Bravado

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Caleb Burhans clearly has a sense of purpose. As a founding member of various performer collectives like Alarm Will Sound and Newspeak – and with his contributions as a composer to several projects on the New Amsterdam and Cantaloupe labels – any casual observer might easily be able to identify the string-player/vocalist as an important part of the contemporary classical scene in New York.

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Mixtapes

Profound Simplicity with Caleb Burhans

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans has become a truly ubiquitous figure in the New York new-music scene. His Mixtape includes music by Jóhann Jóhannsson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Listen today at 3 pm.

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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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WQXR Blog

Met Museum Concert Series Expands into Galleries for 2013-14 Season

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Tuesday announced its 2013-14 season of concerts and lectures, one that expands the number of events taking place in the museum’s galleries.

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Mixtapes

Rocking Hard and Subverting Expectations with Dan Visconti

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

With commissions from the Kronos Quartet and the Minnesota Orchestra and an upcoming Carnegie Hall premiere, composer Dan Visconti is impressively busy. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

Electronic Dance Music

Friday, January 11, 2013

We will listen to music written as dance music but played on acoustic instruments, including covers and also acoustic music that delivers an electronic feel. Listen for Alarm Will Sound, Nik Bartsch/Ronin, Francesco Tristano, and much, much more.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Transcontinental Travels of Derek Bermel and Alarm Will Sound

Monday, November 19, 2012

Like an only slightly lower-strung version of Carl Stalling's Looney Toons scores, Derek Bermel's music often changes its mind halfway through a phrase, doubles back and becomes something completely different.

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The New Canon

The Omnivorous Tendencies of Bermel and Turnage

Monday, November 19, 2012

This week, we hear new recordings of works by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Alan Hovhaness and Ronald Bruce Smith, as well as selections from our album of the week by Alarm Will Sound.

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New Sounds

Beyond Orchestral Works

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Shred-classical might be one way of describing Daniel Bjarnason’s music as heard on his release, “Processions.”  Besides that, it's lyrical and plaintive as well as bombastic and technical, culminating in “beautiful chaos” (popmatters.com.)  On this New Sounds, we’ll sample from some of these grand orchestral creations by Bjarnason, along with some other music from Alarm Will Sound.

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New Sounds

Orchestra of the 21st Century

Saturday, March 31, 2012

For this New Sounds, we'll focus on the orchestra of the 21st Century.  Chances are this orchestra is a bit leaner and more versatile than a  100 member-plus symphony orchestra and most likely includes electric and/or electronic instruments.  We'll hear many examples, including Alarm Will Sound, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Sujian Stevens' The BQE Project, a work for a quirky symphony orchestra. And more.

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