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Measuring Time: Music for 9/11 Stream

WQXR and WNYC want to enhance the spirit of 9/11's Ten Anniversary. For the past several weeks, we've asked listeners to propose music that evokes the occasion. We've compiled works spanning many genres -- everything from Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Notorious B.I.G., to Bach, Ravel and Vaughan Williams -- in a special 24/7 audio stream. You can also hear the stories behind listeners' selections in their own words. Find the entire playlist here.

WNYC News

Look | Take a Virtual Tour of the 9/11 Memorial

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fresh grass has recently been laid at the 9/11 Memorial in preparation for the 10th anniversary. The site will be open by then and play host to a memorial service with victims of the attack and President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. The Museum is expected to be open a year later.

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Q2 Music

The Mystical Power of Music

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ten years ago on September 11, I was on the air here at WQXR from 7 p.m. until midnight. I had been called in at the last minute to cover for my colleague, June LeBell, who had been evacuated from Battery Park City to New Jersey earlier in the day. As I walked to the station that night, I remember how absolutely lost I felt. "What should I say? What should I do? How can we help?" It seemed so illogical to be playing music while television and radio stations all over the city were trying desperately to explain what had happened and to advise us about what to do next.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

On-Demand Webcast from the Temple of Dendur

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Wordless Music Orchestra marked the 9/11 anniversary at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday with a reflective program of Schnittke, Golijov, Ingram Marshall and William Basinski. Listen to the full concert here.

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Q2 Music

Quiet Acts of Kindness

Saturday, August 20, 2011

As part of Q2's Requiem Project, we've been searching the NYPR archives for voices that offer perspective on 9/11 and help us better understand the world in which we now live. The stories that immediately stood out to me were of the volunteers who for months helped feed, clothe and comfort the people working at the site. "We have to understand that their existence in millions for each evil act is what keeps us going," the late evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould told WNYC's Marianne McCune.

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Arts

Decade 9/11: Send Your Words and Images of Hope

Friday, August 19, 2011

COLLABORATE with The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space this fall in A City Reimagined 2011, a new season of once-in-a-lifetime conversations and performances opening as the city observes the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001.

Studio 360

Artists Respond to 9/11

Friday, August 19, 2011

The 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks is approaching, and Studio 360 is putting together a list of the best books, music, movies, and other works of art that have responded to those events. And we want to know what you think should be highlighted. Listener Josh Plock ...

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Q2 Music

Ingram Marshall on Gradual Requiem

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Musicians write requiems for all sorts of reasons. The Connecticut composer Ingram Marshall wrote his seminal tape piece Gradual Requiem in tribute to his father, who had recently died. He explains its significance.

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Arts

A City Reimagined: Voices of 9/11 in Poetry and Performance

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Award-winning poet and performer Carl Hancock Rux is joined by actors Joan Allen, Rocco Sisto, Peter Strauss, Rachel Ticotin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Ty Jones for an evening of stories and remembrances, with live music from cellist Dana Leong and an art installation designed by Cey Adams.

Q2 Music

Requiems Discovered

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Over the next few weeks, as we listen to your requiem suggestions and start to sketch out the 9/11 anniversary weekend programming, a ton of new music will be crossing our desks. But some of our recent discoveries are simply too moving to wait an additional moment before sharing: including work by a Polish film composer, a Ukrainian romantic, and a requiem based on Latvian folk songs.

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Q2 Music

The Requiem Project

Friday, August 12, 2011

Although it stems from a specific religious tradition, the requiem has become a versatile, generous form through which many composers have addressed the fundamental human concerns surrounding mortality. Requiems mourn the dead, and they’re appropriately reverent and solemn. But they also can be dramatic and uplifting. Ten years after the events of September 11, 2001, the requiem continues to be a valuable form for exploring the lasting shock, anger and sorrow of loss — and for celebrating what remains.

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Q2 Music

A Musical Memory Space

Friday, August 12, 2011

John Adams was one of the first major composers to take on the challenge of writing a work to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001. His Pulitzer Prize-winning work On the Transmigration of Souls is something of a sound collage, performed by orchestra and choirs along with pre-recorded ambient sound: we hear a voice reading names of people who were lost in the towers, the choirs singing reminiscences of their family members.

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Studio 360

Beauty from Tragedy: Artists Reflect on 9/11

Friday, August 12, 2011

The 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks is approaching, and Studio 360 is curating a list of the best cultural works that responded to and helped us understand it. Bruce Springsteen’s song “The Rising” (from the album of the same name) evokes images of the day itself ...

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WQXR Blog

Nonesuch Records and Steve Reich Pull Controversial 9/11 Album Cover

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Three weeks after it sparked online controversy, Nonesuch Records has changed the cover art for WTC 9/11, a forthcoming album featuring Steve Reich’s eponymous composition about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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Q2 Music

Share Your Music

Thursday, August 11, 2011

For more than 500 years, Western classical music has used the requiem mass to bury the departed and console the living. Nearly 2,000 requiems have been written, to date — and that isn't even counting all the secular works meant to address the realities of death and mortality. 

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Q2 Music

Share Your Memories

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sometimes the enormity of a moment is captured by something small — the details of the everyday take on new meaning. What do you remember from September 11, 2001 and its immediate aftermath? What memory or observation stands out, and why?

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WQXR Features

Decade 9/11: Responses in Classical Music

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Writing a piece about a major disaster, war or other crisis is one of the bigger challenges a composer may face. In this guide to pieces about September 11, we explore how every composer faced a specific hurdle and how they arrived at a given solution.

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WQXR Features

Measuring Time: Music for 9/11

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WQXR and WNYC want to enhance the spirit of this anniversary for all of our listeners. So we are creating a special playlist of music suggested by listeners to mark the occasion. We want you to be a part of it. You suggestions will be played on a special online stream that will launch in early September on WQXR.org and WNYC.org. And the songs and compositions will be used to program both stations on September 11, 2011.

WQXR Features

WQXR to Broadcast New York Philharmonic's 9/11 Anniversary Concert

Monday, June 27, 2011

On a weekend that is sure to be packed with commemorative concerts and cultural events, the New York Philharmonic is taking a large-scale approach to marking the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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Know Your Neighbor

Ahmed, The Muslim Detective

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Meet Detective Ahmed Nasser, a Yemeni immigrant who has tried to make post-9/11 life easier for Muslim New Yorkers.

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