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New Sounds

New York Indie Classical

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sample music from many "indie classical" musicians and composers on this New Sounds, from people like Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli, and Christopher Cerrone, to name a few.

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New Sounds

New York Indie Classical

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sample music from many "indie classical" musicians and composers on this New Sounds, from people like Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli, and Christopher Cerrone, to name a few.

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New Sounds

Music with Strings

Sunday, January 26, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to music by Russian violist/composer Ljova (real name Lev Zhurbin) performed by the string quartet Brooklyn Rider.  Then there's music by young composer and drummer David T Little, and music by the extremely versatile violinist/composer Todd Reynolds.  Plus, hear something from the Turtle Island Quartet and composer/mayor Phillip K Bimstein as well.

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Operavore

Verdi as Icon for Contemporary Composers? You Bet.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

An enduring canard in opera histories is that Verdi did not have “much noticeable influence on younger generations of composers.” Four of today's leading young composers suggest otherwise.

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New Sounds

Delays & Loops

Saturday, June 22, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear music that incorporates looping and delay devices, first by digging into Todd Reynolds’ new double-CD, “Outerborough.”  Reynolds plays a work by Phil Kline, “A Needle Pulling Fred,” and a piece by David T. Little that samples a woman’s voice talking about being in the military and the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.  Then listen to something new from the one-woman band, guitarist/looper/delay-artist Julia Crowe, from her latest, "Empire of Light."

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New Sounds

Newspeak & Alt-Classical Bands

Saturday, June 15, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to some "alt-classical" or "indie classical" bands, like Newspeak or the Paul Bailey Ensemble.  Newspeak is an eight-piece amplified ensemble working under the direction of composer David T. Little and clarinetist Eileen Mack. Named after the thought-limiting language in George Orwell’s 1984, Newspeak explores the grey area where art and politics mix.  We'll hear the group, from their "Sweet Light Crude" release, playing a work by Missy Mazzoli - "In spite of all this."

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New Sounds

Soldier Songs - Special Podcast

Friday, February 01, 2013

WNYC

For this New Sounds, composer and founder of the new music group Newspeak, David T. Little, joins John Schaefer to present selections from his hour-long multimedia one-man opera, “Soldier Songs.” The work is in three acts, which explore the perceptions of war throughout the character’s life; Youth – where war is a game, Warrior - where war is reality, and Elder - which is more of a philosophical approach to war.  Games are at the heart of the work, as evidenced by the accompanying visuals - realistic-looking video game imagery by an animator.

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New Sounds

Music with Strings

Friday, January 25, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music by Russian violist/composer Ljova (real name Lev Zhurbin) performed by the string quartet Brooklyn Rider.  Then there's music by young composer and drummer David T Little, and music by the extremely versatile violinist/composer Todd Reynolds.  Plus, hear something from the Turtle Island Quartet and composer/mayor Phillip K Bimstein as well.

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New Sounds

Soldier Songs

Monday, January 07, 2013

For this New Sounds, composer and founder of the new music group Newspeak, David T. Little, joins John Schaefer to present selections from his hour-long multimedia one-man opera, “Soldier Songs.” The work is in three acts, which explore the perceptions of war throughout the character’s life; Youth – where war is a game, Warrior - where war is reality, and Elder - which is more of a philosophical approach to war.  Games are at the heart of the work, as evidenced by the accompanying visuals - realistic-looking video game imagery by an animator. 

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New Sounds

New York Indie Classical

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sample music from many "indie classical" musicians and composers on this New Sounds, from people like Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli, and Christopher Cerrone, to name a few.  Listen to Cerrone's spacious piano work, "Hoyt-Schermerhorn," as performed by pianist/composer Timo Andres.  Then there's a piece from Andy Akiho, who has composed a number of works featuring steel drums.

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Operavore

Shock and Awe

Friday, October 05, 2012

The question that seems to be pervading the world of art and creative thought, as we approach the centenary of The Rite of Spring, is one that could be responded to in over 10,000 words and still not fully answered: Does art still shock?

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Operavore

'Dog Days' Brings a Post-Apocalyptic Era to New Jersey

Friday, September 28, 2012

Some of the greatest works in opera deal with the end of some form of civilization or another, writs Olivia Giovetti. The latest example is the new opera Dog Days, which gets its premiere on Sunday.

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New Sounds

Delays & Loops

Monday, June 18, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear music that incorporates looping and delay devices, first by digging into Todd Reynolds’ new double-CD, “Outerborough.”  Reynolds plays a work by Phil Kline, “A Needle Pulling Fred,” and a piece by David T. Little that samples a woman’s voice talking about being in the military and the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.  Then listen to something new from the one-woman band, guitarist/looper/delay-artist Julia Crowe, from her latest, "Empire of Light."

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New Sounds

Newspeak & Alt-Classical Bands

Monday, June 11, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to some "alt-classical" or "indie classical" bands, like Newspeak or the Paul Bailey Ensemble.  Newspeak is an eight-piece amplified ensemble working under the direction of composer David T. Little and clarinetist Eileen Mack. Named after the thought-limiting language in George Orwell’s 1984, Newspeak explores the grey area where art and politics mix.  We'll hear the group, from their "Sweet Light Crude" release, playing a work by Missy Mazzoli - "In spite of all this."

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New Sounds

Music with Strings

Friday, October 07, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to music by Russian violist/composer Ljova (real name Lev Zhurbin) performed by the string quartet Brooklyn Rider.  Then there's music by young composer and drummer David T Little, and music by the extremely versatile violinist/composer Todd Reynolds.  Plus, hear something from the Turtle Island Quartet and composer/mayor Phillip K Bimstein as well.

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The New Canon

We Got Next

Monday, May 09, 2011

MATA's executive director David T. Little and composer Florent Ghys join us on Monday at 4pm to talk about this fab festival, now in its 13th year and running this weekend at (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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Cued Up

Shhh... Secret News

Sunday, March 06, 2011

This Sunday, Q2 offers live performances by two high-impact bandsembles from New Sounds Live and the Ecstatic Music Festival: the politically conscious Newspeak and Darcy James Argue's left-field big band Secret Society.

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New Sounds

Delays & Loops

Friday, March 04, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear music that incorporates looping and delay devices, first by digging into Todd Reynolds’ new double-CD, “Outerborough.”  Reynolds plays a work by Phil Kline, “A Needle Pulling Fred,” and a piece by David T. Little that samples a woman’s voice talking about being in the military and the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.  Then listen to something new from the one-woman band, guitarist/looper/delay-artist Julia Crowe, from her latest, "Empire of Light." 

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Live Web cast: Newspeak and Secret Society

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Q2 brings you a live audio Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. The evening features the eight-piece, high-octane ensemble Newspeak alongside Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.

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Cued Up

New York City Opera: VOX 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Q2 presents an exclusive webcast of New York City Opera's VOX 2010, genre-stretching and game-changing works that push the boundaries of American opera.

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