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Gabriel Kahane’s Assortment of Gnarly and Effortless New Sounds

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

In June, composer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane released his fifth album "The Ambassador" – a meditation on an unseen Los Angeles as described through the filter of ten LA addresses. His Mixtape features music of Andrew Norman, György Ligeti and John Adams. Listen today at 3 pm.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Johann Sebastian Is One of the Cool Kids in 'Red Hot + Bach'

Monday, June 23, 2014

The AIDS fundraising organization Red Hot has turned its focus to J.S. Bach. Stream "Red Hot + Bach," a collection of the baroque master's sounds re-imagined by artists like Gabriel Kahane and Shara Worden.

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New Sounds

Ecstatic Music Festival 2014: Timo Andres Work Songs

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to music from the Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded live last month at Merkin Hall. Hear selections from “Work Songs” by Timo Andres for three voices, two guitars, keyboard, accordion, and piano.  Timo challenged himself to write vocal music and the resulting Work Songs are striking.  The texts revolve around labor; balancing songs about feelings of discouragement and exhaustion with songs meant to provide comfort to workers.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens & Nathan Koci

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, we presented a live audio webcast of composer-performers Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens and Nathan Koci at the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall.

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New Sounds

NY-based Indie Classical Music

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hear New York-based “indie classical” music on this New Sounds program. The main event for this show is “Thunder Lay Down in the Heart,” a work by violinist/composer/sound engineer Christopher Tignor, who also leads the bands Slow Six and Wires Under Tension, in addition to having done string arranging work with the epic post-rock ensemble, This Will Destroy You.  Tignor’s latest record, "Thunder Lay Down in the Heart," features a collaboration with the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Ashbery, along with Rachel Grimes, (she of post-rock pioneers “Rachel’s), in addition to the stunning title track for string orchestra and electronics. 

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New Sounds

New Music Youngsters

Sunday, June 23, 2013

On this New Sounds, listen to some of the central players of the indie-chamber, or indie-classical "scene."  We'll hear from yMusic, a new music group who can move between folk, classical, and indie quite effortlessly.  We'll hear music from their latest recording, a demo of Gabriel Kahane's song cycle, “For the Union Dead,” (music by Gabriel Kahane, words by Robert Lowell), along with music from the ACME ensemble, recorded live.  Plus, another live recording from the New Sounds Live concert series at Merkin Hall featuring the 8-person strong group, Newspeak.

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New Sounds

New Songs Live: Kahane and Pastorini

Sunday, October 14, 2012

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, hear the second part of a program of new art songs, including works by Ed Pastorini and Gabriel Kahane , two gifted New York singer/pianists with an unusual approach to the song form.

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New Sounds

New Songs Live: Elizabeth & the Catapult

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hear a baroque pop-leaning commissioned work, "The Other Side of Zero" by composer/songwriter Elizabeth Ziman, leader of the pop/rock trio Elizabeth and the Catapult on this New Sounds.

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New Sounds

More New Songs

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Listen to songs by the multi-talented singer-songwriter/pianist/composers Gabriel Kahane and Ed Pastorini for this New Sounds. We'll also hear from Lee Feldman along with music by Elizabeth Ziman of Elizabeth & the Catapult. Plus, music from Antony & the Johnsons and Tin Hat.

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WQXR Features

Profile: For Natasha Paremski, Brahms Meets Boldface Names

Monday, July 30, 2012

WQXR

Since the early days of her career, the 25-year-old pianist Natasha Paremski has had a knack for making friends in high places. Here's how she does it.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: From Benjamin to Kahane

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center recently presented two evenings of contemporary music that ranged from George Benjamin to singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane. Tune in for Cued Up today at 3 pm for highlights.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Suzanne Vega and Gabriel Kahane

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Singer-songwriters Suzanne Vega and Gabriel Kahane perform at the River to River Festival on Tuesday night. Download Vega's 1984 hit "Tom's Diner" and Kahane's recent single "Charming Disease."

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New Sounds

New Music Youngsters

Thursday, June 21, 2012

On this New Sounds, listen to some of the central players of the indie-chamber, or indie-classical "scene."  We'll hear from yMusic, a new music group who can move between folk, classical, and indie quite effortlessly.  We'll hear music from their latest recording, a demo of Gabriel Kahane's song cycle, “For the Union Dead,” (music by Gabriel Kahane, words by Robert Lowell), along with music from the ACME ensemble, recorded live.  Plus, another live recording from the most recent New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall featuring the 8-person strong group, Newspeak.

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Studio 360

Men in Black & The Return of TV's Dallas

Friday, May 25, 2012

Kurt Andersen talks with Men In Black III director Barry Sonnenfeld about the secret to a great sci-fi blockbuster. As part of our American Icons series, we visit Dallas, the 1980s soap opera about a wealthy oil family. The singer and composer Gabriel Kahane performs live in our studio. Plus ...

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New Sounds

New Songs Live: Kahane and Pastorini

Thursday, October 06, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, hear the second part of a program of new art songs, including works by Ed Pastorini and Gabriel Kahane , two gifted New York singer/pianists with an unusual approach to the song form.

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New Sounds

New Songs Live: Elizabeth & the Catapult

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Hear a baroque pop-leaning commissioned work, "The Other Side of Zero" by composer/songwriter Elizabeth Ziman, leader of the pop/rock trio Elizabeth and the Catapult on this New Sounds.

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Studio 360

Superhero Makeovers and Magical Fiction

Friday, September 23, 2011

This week, superheroes are born again. From Superman to Batgirl, DC Comics has reinvented its entire line — but not all fans are pleased.  A group of renegade artists get a retrospective at a museum they once defaced.  And as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes headlines this week, we look at ...

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New Sounds

More New Songs

Friday, September 09, 2011

Listen to songs by the multi-talented singer-songwriter/pianist/composers Gabriel Kahane and Ed Pastorini for this New Sounds. We'll also hear from Lee Feldman along with music by Elizabeth Ziman of Elizabeth & the Catapult. Plus, music from Antony & the Johnsons and Tin Hat.

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The New Canon

Kahane and Andres Rock Out

Monday, June 06, 2011

This week, The New Canon blurs the lines of classical and pop with guest chatters Gabriel Kahane and Timothy Andres. We've got music from Kahane and Andres, plus indie-rock and folk darlings Sufjan Stevens and Chris Thile.

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New Sounds

New Music Youngsters

Thursday, March 10, 2011

On this New Sounds, listen to some of the central players of the indie-chamber, or indie-classical "scene."  We'll hear from yMusic, a new music group who can move between folk, classical, and indie quite effortlessly.  We'll hear music from their latest recording, a demo of Gabriel Kahane's song cycle, “For the Union Dead,” (music by Gabriel Kahane, words by Robert Lowell), along with music from the ACME ensemble, recorded live.  Plus, another live recording from the most recent New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall featuring the 8-person strong group, Newspeak. 

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