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The Art of Tom Waits

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

On this program, we go boldly where we’ve never gone before: into the art of Tom Waits - a whole hour of his distinctive voice and musical soundworld.

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Phil Kline

Gavin Bryars's Coolly Passionate, Accessible Avant-gardism

Monday, July 14, 2014

Gavin Bryars is one of the great polystylists of our time. His works could be by turns described as minimal, experimental, neoclassical, neoromantic, historicist or even jazz. Listen weekdays between 11 am and 1 pm as host Phil Kline explores the music of the likeable experimentalist and English composer-double bassist. 

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New Sounds

Women of Classic Greek Drama in Music

Friday, April 11, 2014

Listen to Greek composer and vocalist Eleni Karaindrou's musical score for a modern adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy of Medea on this New Sounds. Hear this musical portrait, and two other tragic female portraits of both Eurydice - in music by Toby Twining, and of Electra - in music from the ensemble Relache. Plus, more Medea music from Gavin Bryars and others.   

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Hammered!

Music For A Polar Vortex Evening

Monday, January 13, 2014

Despite the bizarrely high likelihood this week of NYC's "Polar Vortex" turning unseasonably spring-like, we're nevertheless hunkering down with wintery landscape pieces for piano and percussion, anchored by the The Adams From The North, Alaskan composer John Luther Adams.

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Hammered!

Musical Genetics 101: A Little Goes A Long Way

Monday, October 14, 2013

This week, musical genetics 101. We survey keyboard-centric pieces whose forms are born from the brief but compact strands of musical DNA that begin them. 

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

The Sound Spectrum of New York City

Saturday, May 25, 2013

This weekend, we explore the sound spectrum of New York City. By using compositions as prisms, we hear colorful experiences on display.

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Q2 Music

Gavin Bryars's Underground Sanctuaries of Ambient Sound

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

English composer and bassist has achieved sonically rich musical results in works like The Sinking of the Titanic and Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet. Read an appreciation of the composer's work.

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New York Now

Listen: Clint Mansell with Full Band and String Quartet

Saturday, April 06, 2013

On April 4, Q2 Music offered a live audio webcast of the New York City performance debut of English composer Clint Mansell—best known for his scores to the films of Darren Aronofsky—from the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. Hear the entire show on demand.

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Better Know An Ensemble

The Canadian Mavericks of Aventa Ensemble Come to Brooklyn

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Victoria-based Aventa Ensemble's unconventional approach to music-making has placed it on the Canadian new-music map. Read an interview with artistic director Bill Linwood in advance of the group's show tonight at Roulette.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

A Terribly Beautiful, Cold Blue Anthology of New Music

Monday, December 03, 2012

Cold Blue Two presents 14 distinctive ways to make clear, "pretty" music, by composers including Harry Partch, John Luther Adams, Ingram Marshall and others.

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New Sounds

Big Bottoms (Encore)

Thursday, August 09, 2012

On this New Sounds, there's new music for bass, both electric and upright, bowed, plucked, or slapped, some bottom-heavy and grounding, some emotive and noodley - like the moody suite for electric bass by Jeffrey Roden, called "Seeds of Happiness." There's also music about salt. Yes, salt and salt marshes.

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New Sounds

Hot Choral Properties

Saturday, July 07, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to some of the budding and now fruitful partnership of the BYU Choirs (Concert Choir, BYU Women’s Chorus, and others) and composer Eric Whitacre.   Hear Hebrew love song settings by Whitacre, from a recent recording by the BYU Choirs, along with music sung by Chanticleer.  Plus, there’s also choral music with and without instruments from Osvaldo Golijov, Gavin Bryars, and Estonian Veljo Tormis.  Some of these works have sound design, another work is accompanied only by a Tibetan singing bowl.  All that, and more.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

The Sinking of the Titanic at 100 Years

Thursday, May 03, 2012

On April 15, 2012, the centennial of the Titanic's ill-fated voyage from Southampton to New York City, Ensemble LPR offered a commemorative concert at Le Poisson Rouge of Gavin Bryars's sprawling 1969 work The Sinking of the Titanic.

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Features

Titanic: Unsinkable Myth

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Listen to the radio documentary “Titanic: Unsinkable Myth,” first broadcast in 1997 and slightly updated here, which explores the artistic legacy of the ocean liner.

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New Sounds

Unintended Elegies

Saturday, September 10, 2011

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Brooklyn composer William Basinski was finishing a project based on some very old tape-loops he’d made.  The tape itself was disintegrating, and Basinski allowed the loops to play continuously while he recorded them digitally, capturing the process of the music’s demise.  The sounds of the music dying accompanied Basinski as he watched the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from his Brooklyn rooftop.  We’ll hear an excerpt from this extraordinary project, and speak with the composer.

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Q2 Music

Gavin Bryars on Cadman Requiem

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I last saw my friend and sound engineer Bill Cadman in Paris at the beginning of December 1988 when we had a drink together. On December 21st, Bill and his new girlfriend Sophie were killed in the Lockerbie air crash. I was very badly affected by his death and for some time I found it hard to sleep and had constant nightmares. I wrote an obituary for The Independent newspaper shortly after his death, which helped me quite a lot.

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New Sounds

Hot Choral Properties

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to some of the budding and now fruitful partnership of the BYU Choirs (Concert Choir, BYU Women’s Chorus, and others) and composer Eric Whitacre.   Hear Hebrew love song settings by Whitacre, from a recent recording by the BYU Choirs, along with music sung by Chanticleer.  Plus, there’s also choral music with and without instruments from Osvaldo Golijov, Gavin Bryars, and Estonian Veljo Tormis.  Some of these works have sound design, another work is accompanied only by a Tibetan singing bowl.  All that, and more.

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New Sounds

New Choral Works

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hear the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, conducted by Kent Tritle, performing "On Photography" by English composer Gavin Bryars for this New Sounds.  The performance was recorded live at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in February 2008 as part of the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series.  There's also "Gauze Vespers" by gifted American composer Oscar Bettison.  And much more.

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Q2 Music

Gavin Bryars Introduces

Monday, April 18, 2011

As part of our deep dive into the music of English composer Gavin Bryars, we offer on-demand insight and commentary on numerous pieces from the composer himself. Hear the exclusive introductions throughout Never Failed Me Yet followed by the related pieces or listen to the unabridged versions of the composer's commentary in our permanent archive below.

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Hammered!

"Virtuosity Of A Different Type"

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pianistic virtuosity is often associated with technical bravura. There is, however, a yang to technique's yin and that's musical virtuosity, a topic we explore this week on Hammered! through the complete piano works of Gavin Bryars.

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