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New Sounds

Inspired by Sci-Fi

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's nerd-night! There’s music inspired by Sci-Fi books & film for this New Sounds program.  Listen to the internet opera/sonic book by Mendi & Keith Obadike, “The Sour Thunder,” & more.

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New Sounds

Orchestral and Electronic Music

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear electronic-inspired orchestral music from Ted Hearne and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, music from Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason, and a work from Brian Eno as well.

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New Sounds

Ben Frost's "Solaris"

Sunday, March 09, 2014

For this New Sounds, we'll take a listen to the symphonic suite by Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason, "Solaris."  The international Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative's music protégé for 2010-2011, Frost, (mentored by none other than Brian Eno) joins us in the studio to present the reimagined soundtrack for the 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky film.

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Mixtapes

Daníel Bjarnason on New Avenues of Musical Thinking

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason has collaborated with everyone from Britten Sinfonia to Sigur Rós. Hear his Mixtape today at 3 pm.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Textured, Celestial World of Daniel Bjarnason's 'Over Light Earth'

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason's new album of orchestral music reacts to the art of two abstract expressionist painters with otherworldly soundscapes that draw freely on the sounds of the past and present. Stream it all this week.

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New Sounds

Inspired by Sci-Fi

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

There’s music inspired by Sci-Fi books & film for this New Sounds program.  Listen to the internet opera and sonic book by Mendi & Keith Obadike, “The Sour Thunder,” which consists of two simultaneous stories; Mendi traveling with a friend to study Afro-Dominican culture and tracing the slave trade through the Dominican Repulic, and that of a state called Solaika Dast, where scent is the method of communication. There’s also recent music by Londoner Pete M. Wyer, his “Planet 49,” a response to the Danny Boyle film, “Sunshine” about a mission in 2057 to set off a nuclear bomb to reignite our dying sun. 

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Violist Nadia Sirota Puts the 'Rock' in 'Baroque'

Monday, March 25, 2013

Violist Nadia Sirota’s deeply engrossing new album puts the “rock” in “Baroque” with new works by Nico Muhly, Shara Worden, Daníel Bjarnason and more. Stream the entire album this week only. 

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New Sounds

Ben Frost's "Solaris"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

For this New Sounds, we'll take a listen to the symphonic suite by Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason, "Solaris."  The international Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative's music protégé for 2010-2011, Frost, (mentored by none other than Brian Eno) joins us in the studio to present the reimagined soundtrack for the 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky film.  

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New Sounds

With Daniel Bjarnason

Saturday, June 02, 2012

The young Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason has worked with Sigur Ros, Amina, and other Icelandic rock and non-classical acts.  For this New Sounds program, he’ll unveil a new work at our piano and present some of his electronically-enhanced chamber music on his album "Processions."  Its careful and beautiful chaos veers from shred-classical to the lyrical and then the clangorous.

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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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The New Canon

What's New, Pussycat?

Friday, February 17, 2012

In lieu of a chat this week, the New Canon is all new with some recent releases worth a closer listen. We'll hear some selections from our latest Album of the Week, Ben Frost's and Daníel Bjarnason's Tarkovsky-inspired Solaris, a Messaien-inspired piano and birdsong concerto, and more.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Moody Manipulation and Snowy Sentiment fill 'Sólaris'

Thursday, December 29, 2011

With winter officially here, there's no better time than to slip into Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason's imagined score for Andrey Tarkovsky's haunting film Solaris. Read on for more information and to snag a free download, this week only, of "Reyja."

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New Sounds

Ben Frost's "Solaris"

Thursday, November 17, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll take a listen to the symphonic suite by Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason, "Solaris."  The international Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative's music protégé for 2010-2011, Frost, (mentored by none other than Brian Eno) joins us in the studio to present the reimagined soundtrack for the 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky film.   

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New Sounds

With Daniel Bjarnason

Monday, May 16, 2011

The young Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason has worked with Sigur Ros, Amina, and other Icelandic rock and non-classical acts.  For this New Sounds program, he’ll unveil a new work at our piano and present some of his electronically-enhanced chamber music on his album "Processions."  Its careful and beautiful chaos veers from shred-classical to the lyrical and then the clangorous. 

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New Sounds

Beyond Orchestral Works

Monday, May 02, 2011

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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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Peter Gregson

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Scottish cellist Peter Gregson is used to packing for three as his performances often require both the traditional acoustic cello and a custom electric instrument. In his New York debut on August 8 at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Gregson shows off his agility on both forms of the cello in works by Steve Reich, Max Richter, Daníel Bjarnason, John Metcalfe, Sally Beamish and Thomas Tallis.

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