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Q2 Music

Donnacha Dennehy's Exuberant Post-Minimalism

Monday, September 08, 2014

Donnacha Dennehy goes from Ireland to America, France and Amsterdam to study, gets the post-minimalism gospel (with a sideline degree in spectralism), and returns to his native Ireland.

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New Sounds

World Music From Europe

Monday, August 25, 2014

Listen to world music from Europe, much of it involving northern European musicians looking south towards the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Near East for this New Sounds.

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Better Know An Ensemble

Ireland's Explosive Crash Ensemble Returns to Carnegie Hall

Friday, May 17, 2013

On May 17, Ireland-based Crash Ensemble returns to New York City to perform a concert with guest Dawn Upshaw at Carnegie Hall. Composer and artistic director Donnacha Dennehy took time out to answer some questions about the ensemble.

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New Sounds

World Music From Europe

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

There’s world music from Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Poland, and other parts of Europe on this New Sounds show.  Listen to music from Caspian Hat Dance which suggests the Mediterranean, along with music that is Sardinian in origin, and music sung in Frisian, a language spoken only in the northern part of Holland.  Then, hear Czech music from Marta Topferova along with revolutionary gore songs and hardcore folk from Poland.  Plus, a mostly-immigrant, multi-ethnic band based in Italy reinvents music from all over the world, Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, and more.

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New Sounds

Osvaldo Golijov's Birthday Tribute

Monday, December 05, 2011

For this New Sounds, we mark the birthday of the Argentinian-born American-based composer Osvaldo Golijov, who has -not once but twice- made John Schaefer's complete biased look at the top ten records of the past decades or so.  Golijov is an artist who is not afraid of unusual sound sources, both new and old, borrowing freely, incorporating electronics, hyperinstruments and/or processing, and he also plays well with others.

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Q2 Music

Spring Fever: Dawn Upshaw, Soprano and Muse

Friday, May 13, 2011

This evening, Friday May 13 from 5 to 8 pm, Q2 continues work in tandem with WQXR's Spring for Music broadcast of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's performance with soprano, Dawn Upshaw. In addition to her role as a pedagogue and her career longevity as a singer, we draw inspiration from Upshaw's reputation for forging longstanding relationships with composers who have used her unique voice as their muse.

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WQXR Features

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Mixes It Up With Jazz Composer, Intrepid Soprano

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tonight at 8 pm, our live broadcasts from Carnegie Hall continue. Soprano Dawn Upshaw joins the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for the New York premiere of Maria Schneider's Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories. Schneider is among today's leading jazz composers.

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New Sounds

Osvaldo Golijov's 50th Birthday Tribute

Sunday, December 05, 2010

For this New Sounds, we mark the 50th birthday of the Argentinian-born American-based composer Osvaldo Golijov, who has -not once but twice- made John Schaefer's complete biased look at the top ten records of the past decades or so.  Golijov is an artist who is not afraid of unusual sound sources-both new and old, borrowing freely, incorporating electronics, hyperinstruments and/or processing, and he also plays well with others.