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New Sounds

Variations on Themes by Brian Eno

Monday, October 06, 2014

On this New Sounds, listen to distinctive takes on the music of Brian Eno, including “Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno” by Timo Andres and Conrad Tao's work for piano and iPad. 

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Hammered!

Evoking Images with Music

Monday, March 10, 2014

There is a deep descriptive tradition in music, a tradition that embraces art's ability to comment, observe, and depict. Join composer-pianist Conrad Tao this week to hear piano works by Claude Debussy, Michael Harrison and others that evoke colorful, multifaceted images.

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Hammered!

Evoking Images with Music

Monday, July 29, 2013

There is a deep descriptive tradition in music, a tradition that embraces art's ability to comment, observe, and depict. Join composer-pianist Conrad Tao this week to hear piano works by Claude Debussy, Michael Harrison and others that evoke colorful, multifaceted images.

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The New Canon

The Mechanics of Escapement

Monday, July 22, 2013

On today's episode of The New Canon, hear music from Caleb Burhan's debut album, featuring Alarm Will Sound, The Trinity Wall Street Choir and the Tarab Cello Ensemble. Also on tap are new selections from Phyllis Chen and Conrad Tao. Listen today at 3 pm.

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Hammered!

Ah, the Etude

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ah, the etude – a subgenre all too familiar to pianists. This week on Hammered!, join pianist-composer Conrad Tao for etudes that not only test the technical abilities and boundaries of performers, but also test the limits and push the boundaries of form. Listen weekdays at 10 am.

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Hammered!

Musical Landscapes

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pianist-composer Conrad Tao continues his Hammered! residency with a week of keyboard music that's inspired by, or creates vast landscapes. Listen weekday mornings at 10 am for music by John Luther Adams, John Cage, Aaron Jay Kernis and more.

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The New Canon

New Marriages of the Organic and Synthetic

Monday, July 15, 2013

This week's episode of The New Canon features selections from So Percussion's recording of Dan Trueman's "neither Anvil nor Pulley," Florent Boffard's exploration of the music of Arnold Schoenberg and "Voyages," the debut album by composer-pianist Conrad Tao.

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Albums of the Week

New Releases by Rachel Podger, Conrad Tao and the Berlin Philharmonic

Sunday, July 14, 2013

This week's new releases include the Berlin Philharmonic playing Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, violinist Rachel Podger taking on the "Bach Double," and Conrad Tao in an assortment of solo piano music.

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Hammered!

Pianist-Composer Conrad Tao Hosts Hammered!

Monday, July 08, 2013

For the remainder of July, Q2 Music invites rising composer-pianist Conrad Tao to guest host Hammered! Listen at 10 am weekday mornings for deep-dives into the world of contemporary piano music.

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New Sounds

Variations on Themes by Brian Eno

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

On this New Sounds, listen to distinctive takes on the music of Brian Eno.  Hear composer/pianist Timo Andres weave at least four different tunes by Brian Eno into his “Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno,” very much in the way that Franz Liszt might have done on themes of favorite operas.  There’s music from the English new music band Icebreaker, in collaboration with the great pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, taking on “Apollo,” a score originally written by Brian Eno, Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois for Al Reinert’s documentary on NASA’s Apollo missions. Plus, young pianist and composer Conrad Tao, inspired by Eno, in a work for piano and iPad.  Also, the Bang on a Can All-Stars in Evan Ziporyn’s arrangement of Eno’s classic “Music for Airports.” 

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Mixtapes

Conrad Tao on Subverting Sonic Expectations

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

At only 19, composer-pianist Conrad Tao already has an enviable career. He recently released his debut album "Voyages" and, earlier this month, curated UNPLAY, a three-day new-music festival.

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WQXR Features

Café Concert: Conrad Tao

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Conrad Tao runs his own music festival, has a major-label debut and is working towards a double degree from Columbia and Juilliard. The overachieving pianist and composer turns 19 this week. See him play at WQXR.

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