Sunday, April 06, 2014
Since taking the helm as Music Director in 2009, the NY Phil's Alan Gilbert has been doing an annual series of new works called Contact! To its credit, so far the series has presented over ten world premiere-New York Philharmonic commissions.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Although self-professed symphonies, concertos, and suites are far from disappearing (new examples are created each year), many composers are feeling an impulse to give their pieces an utterly unique name. This week the Brothers Balliett look at four composers that lean towards the unique and imaginative side when titling their work.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Last month, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson and Puerto Rican-born multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón shared a double bill of contemplative electronica and indie-classical experimentation. Listen to the entire show on demand.
Monday, August 12, 2013
By Tobin Low
On Phyllis Chen's "Little Things," you forget about the novelty of the toy piano and start to focus on its possibilities. Stream the full album all this week.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By Hannis Brown : Q2 Music
Combining found sounds and toy instruments with electronics and orchestral instruments, Angélica Negrón's compositions a sound both futuristic and nostalgic. Take a video tour of her apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Since taking the helm as Music Director in 2009, the NY Phil's Alan Gilbert has been doing an annual series of new works called Contact! To its credit, so far the series has presented some ten world premiere-New York Philharmonic commissions and one U.S. premiere.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Q2 Spaces is a new video series that gives you an intimate guided tour inside musicians' homes and studios. Catch a sneak preview with electronic music misfit Dan Deacon and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón.
Friday, March 30, 2012
For Maverick Mixtapes, we've 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 composer and performer Angélica Negrón.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Angélica Negrón's music is a whisper. A young composer, she has crafted a small oeuvre of concert works, each suffused with a kind of compassion, as if regarding something very small and delicate, but without condescension. She samples tiny noises, seemingly trivial sounds, and turns them into music.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
On February 7, the Ecstatic Music Festival 2012 brought together two performer/composers with a penchant for instrument invention and oddball electronic manipulation: Angélica Negrón and Sxip Shirely. The pair were joined by violinist Todd Reynolds, guitar innovator Noveller, and wine glass virtuoso Johnny Rodgers. Listen to an on-demand recording of the entire show.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
On Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 pm in The Greene Space, Q2 Music presents a live concert and videocast with a star-studded lineup of composer-performers from this season's hotly-anticipated Ecstatic Music Festival 2012. Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight, the show includes performances by composer-percussionist Jason Treuting, multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negron, and musical polymath Jherek Bischoff.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Cease the last full month of Summer with the Look & Listen Festival running through August here on Cued Up. For the fest's third concert of four, enjoy two world premieres by the delightfully unclassifiable drummer/composer John Hollenbeck and his group The Claudia Quintet with Theo Bleckmann, a world premiere by past Q2 composer-portrait Angélica Negrón and works by toy piano wiz Phyllis Chen and textural magician Zibuokle Martinaityte.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
This Sunday at 2 pm, Cued Up brings you some recent live performances of music by composers Karen Tanaka, Tristan Perich, Angélica Negrón, Alexis Bacon, Ricardo Romaneiro, György Ligeti, and other works that feature acoustic instruments sounding electronic, vice versa, and in between.
Monday, May 09, 2011
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I don't envy composers. In addition to working long hours in relative isolation, the life of a young composer can sometimes seem pretty demoralizing; like actors, composers are constantly applying for various positions and experiencing rejection. Grants, festivals, teaching positions, awards, all of these plaudits are achieved via an application process that can feel extremely elusive.
Monday, May 02, 2011
On Wednesday May 11 at 7:30 pm, Nadia Sirota hosts an evening chock full of world premieres from young composer-performers live from (Le) Poisson Rouge, home of the 2011 installment of the landmark New Music commissioning series, MATA Festival. The show features performances from Corey Dargel and Dither Electric Guitar Quartet, Angélica Negrón and Cantori NY, Chris Danforth with Jeff Bina, and French-born bassist, Florent Ghys, and includes on-stage interviews with the composers themselves.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Contemporary music ensembles are more often than not spearheaded by dedicated performers who band together out of a shared chemistry and passion for performing new works. In the case of Circles & Lines however, it is a consortium motivated by composers who are committed to presenting a range of accessible, yet eclectic and unique compositional styles.