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New York Now

Ensemble Intercontemporain plays Chin, Pintscher and Staud

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Listen to Ensemble Intercontemporain perform new works by Unsuk Chin, Matthias Pintscher and Johannes Maria Staud at the 2014 Lucerne Festival.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: The Calder Quartet

Friday, November 22, 2013

The boundary-busting string quartet performs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Friday. Download "O Albion" from Thomas Adès "Arcadiana."

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Features

Contemporary Art Flourishes at New York City Churches

Friday, April 22, 2011

More than ever, New York City churches are being used as modern art galleries as interest grows in exploring the intersection of modern art and faith. "Through their art, through their passion, they [the artists] are giving us new connections, new insights into the transcendent — into mystery," said Father Frank Sabatté of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.

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Features

Avant Garde Musicians Take Over Park Avenue Armory

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More than 200 avant garde musicians will take over the Park Avenue Armory this week for the first ever Tune-In Music Festival. The performers will play the work of contemporary composers Steve Reich, John Cage, Georg Friedrich Haas and others.

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New Sounds

Electric Guitar-Informed Music

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

For this New Sounds, hear some music by electric guitarists (and multi-instrumentalist MacArthur Genius John Zorn ) for other instruments…like saxophone quartet!  The Swiss sax ensemble ARTE Quartett plays music by John Zorn from their brilliant record, Different Worlds, which also includes music by Terry Riley, Lebanese composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, and arrangements of Swiss folk songs.  

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