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Itsnotyouitsme

New Sounds

Where We Live

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Listen to music from itsnotyouitsme, where Grey McMurray is the guitar-playing half and Caleb Burhans is the violin-playing half. Also, pieces from their independent projects and more.

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New Sounds

The Apollo Project, Live

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Brian Eno's Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks (recorded in 1983), was the musical setting for a non-narrative collection of NASA stock footage from the Apollo program, and was something that Eno didn’t perform live.  A talented cast visits our studio to bring to life a re-imagining of the nearly 30-year old Eno tribute to the Nasa moon landings.

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New Sounds

Where We Live

Monday, March 24, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to music from the band itsnotyouitsme, where Grey McMurray is the guitar-playing half and Caleb Burhans is the violin-playing half.  Hear them as that duo, and separately with some of their other projects.  One of these is a collaborative work between So Percussion and Grey McMurray called “Where (we) Live.” This series of songs is about each members' personal homes, the artistic home when they join forces, and then a questioning of all these homes by purposefully inviting the unknown to “come on over.”

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The Brothers Balliett

What's in a Name?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Although self-professed symphonies, concertos, and suites are far from disappearing (new examples are created each year), many composers are feeling an impulse to give their pieces an utterly unique name. This week the Brothers Balliett look at four composers that lean towards the unique and imaginative side when titling their work.

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New Sounds

Duos and Small Ensembles

Saturday, March 08, 2014

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear composed works for duos and small ensembles that veer toward the ambient.  We’ll hear from the amplified, processed and looped duo itsnotyouitsme, who are violinist Caleb Burhans and guitarist Grey McMurray, and a piece called “The Ghosts Among Us.”  There’s also trio music (keyboards, accordion, sometimes vibes, and a clarinet) by keyboardist and composer Phillip Schroeder whose music might be best described as ambient.

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Spinning on Air

The Musical Antidote to Holiday Hubbub

Sunday, December 15, 2013

During this busy time of year, how 'bout we listen to some music that provides an antidote to the holiday hubbub; space in which to relax and breathe--or even think! David Garland opens the door to a beautiful room of sound featuring James Blackshaw, Lubomyr Melnyk, Roger Eno, Doug Wieselman, ...

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Chamber Duo itsnotyouitsme Crafts Ambient, Otherworldly Sounds

Friday, November 08, 2013

The new album from the duo itsnotyouitsme intertwines blustery images of the outside world with music heard from the inside – the music of heartbeats and breath. Stream it in full all this week.

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The Brothers Balliett

Young New York Ensembles and the Brothers that Love Them

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This week the Brothers Balliett celebrate Q2 Music's Fall Pledge Drive with a cross section of the hottest young New York ensembles. Listen today at 3 pm.

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Q2 Music

Caleb Burhans Delivers Melancholic Stillness with Punk-Rock Bravado

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Caleb Burhans clearly has a sense of purpose. As a founding member of various performer collectives like Alarm Will Sound and Newspeak – and with his contributions as a composer to several projects on the New Amsterdam and Cantaloupe labels – any casual observer might easily be able to identify the string-player/vocalist as an important part of the contemporary classical scene in New York.

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Mixtapes

Profound Simplicity with Caleb Burhans

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans has become a truly ubiquitous figure in the New York new-music scene. His Mixtape includes music by Jóhann Jóhannsson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Listen today at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

The Apollo Project, Live

Friday, April 19, 2013

Brian Eno's Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks (recorded in 1983), was the musical setting for a non-narrative collection of NASA stock footage from the Apollo program, and was something that Eno didn’t perform live.  A talented cast visits our studio to bring to life a re-imagining of the nearly 30-year old Eno tribute to the Nasa moon landings.

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New Sounds

Duos and Small Ensembles

Monday, February 25, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear composed works for duos and small ensembles that veer toward the ambient.  We’ll hear from the amplified, processed and looped duo itsnotyouitsme, who are violinist Caleb Burhans and guitarist Grey McMurray, and a piece called “The Ghosts Among Us.”  There’s also trio music (keyboards, accordion, sometimes vibes, and a clarinet) by keyboardist and composer Phillip Schroeder whose music might be best described as ambient.

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New Sounds

Where We Live

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to music from the band itsnotyouitsme, where Grey McMurray is the guitar-playing half and Caleb Burhans is the violin-playing half.  Hear them as that duo, and separately with some of their other projects.  One of these is a collaborative work between So Percussion and Grey McMurray called “Where (we) Live.” This series of songs is about each members' personal homes, the artistic home when they join forces, and then a questioning of all these homes by purposefully inviting the unknown to “come on over.”

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New Sounds

Small Ensembles

Sunday, September 30, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to some works for small ensembles, played by both "real" and "virtual" small ensembles.  We’ll hear music from the Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince from the album “In White,” along with ambient chamber music by Phillip Schroeder.

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New Sounds

The Apollo Project, Live

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Brian Eno's Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks (recorded in 1983), was the musical setting for a non-narrative collection of NASA stock footage from the Apollo program, and was something that Eno didn’t perform live.  As the grand opening of this year’s New York Guitar Festival, a talented cast brings to life a re-imagining of the nearly 30-year old Eno tribute to the Nasa moon landings. 

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New Sounds

Duos and Small Ensembles

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear composed works for duos and small ensembles that veer toward the ambient.  We’ll hear from the amplified, processed and looped duo itsnotyouitsme, who are violinist Caleb Burhans and guitarist Grey McMurray, and a piece called “The Ghosts Among Us.”  There’s also trio music (keyboards, accordion, sometimes vibes, and a clarinet) by keyboardist and composer Phillip Schroeder whose music might be best described as ambient. 

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New Sounds

New Releases, September 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the month - the showcasing of new releases! On this New Sounds program, listen to the pick of the piles. There'll probably be new music from Rachel Elliot of Clogs, from pianists Brad Mehldau & Kevin Hays, along with something from the band Apparat.  Plus, hear the latest from violinist/singer-songwriter/whistler Andrew Bird, the duo itsnotyouitsme, and the lutenist Jozef van Wissem. 

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Pain is Pleasure with itsnotyouitsme

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

With their third studio album, itsnotyouitsme treads deeper into the realms of Gavin Bryars and John Luther Adams. Read on for more provocatively-titled songs and ambient shoegazing, andgrab a free download for this week only.

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The New Canon

The Place Where You Go to Compose

Monday, September 26, 2011

This week on the New Canon, we catch up with itsnotyouitsme in the wake of their third studio album, Everybody's Pain is Magnificent, their upcoming performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge and the influences they've picked up along the way. Our chat starts Monday at 4 p.m.

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New Sounds

Small Ensembles

Friday, September 23, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to some works for small ensembles, played by both "real" and "virtual" small ensembles.  We’ll hear music from the Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince from the album “In White,” along with ambient chamber music by Phillip Schroeder.

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