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John Zorn

Spinning on Air

Instrument of the Angels

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Some performers are extending the harp into new territory, and their music is devilishly heavenly. David Garland presents new and old recordings by experimental harpists.

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Spinning on Air

Great In-Studio Performances 2014, pt. 2

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Music from 2014 sessions, including unaired performances by Patti Smith, and performances by Tree Lab, M. Lamar, Bernice, The GOASTT, Future Feminism, Bishi, Uri Caine, and others.

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New Sounds

With John Zorn

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Composer, producer, performer, conductor, record label founder, and MacArthur Genius John Zorn joins us to present selections from his massive Masada Project, Book 2: Book of Angels.

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New Sounds

Mid-Sized Ensembles

Monday, December 29, 2014

Listen to music from mid-sized ensembles on this New Sounds. There’s music from Daniel Wohl and TRANSIT from his record, “Corps Exquis,” as a sextet, involving electronics, & more.

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New Sounds

40 Years (and more) of Kronos Quartet

Friday, November 28, 2014

Founding violinist of Kronos Quartet, David Harrington joins John Schaefer to take a retrospective look at 40 years of musical adventure.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler's Debut Solo Album Embraces the Fierce and Everyday

Monday, November 10, 2014

"Something of Life" is cellist Jeffrey Zeigler’s debut solo album, recorded after his departure from the Kronos Quartet last year. Stream the entire album all this week.

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New Sounds

New Releases, September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Listen to the cream of the crop! It's the best of the new releases that have invaded the New Sounds library, including this year's Pulitzer Prize-winning work, "Become Ocean."

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Q2 Music

Zorn on Zorn: 24-Hour Marathon Celebration

Friday, September 05, 2014

Friday, Sept. 5, Q2 Music celebrates the birthday of composer-performer John Zorn with a 24-hour marathon of Zorn's radically dissimilar music, hosted by the composer himself.

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Spinning on Air

John Zorn Presents Masada: Angels, Inspiration, and Improvisation

Sunday, August 31, 2014

John Zorn visits the WNYC Studio to present some of his Masada series of compositions along with pianist Uri Caine, guitarist Jon Madof, and saxophonist Uri Gurvich.

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Mixtapes

Okkyung Lee on Extremes of Sonority

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cellist Okkyung Lee has collaborated with John Zorn, Jim O'Rourke, Vijay Iyer, Nels Cline and Christian Marclay. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Cross-Cultural Friendships

Saturday, April 26, 2014

On this episode of All Ears, Terrance McKnight explores the notion of cross-cultural friendships, and how exchanges beyond boundaries have been showcased in music.

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Hammered!

Under the Influence

Monday, April 07, 2014

Folk music has inspired composers throughout history. Tune in all week for music by Bela Bartok, Vivian Fung, John Zorn and more whose music is colored with styles, rhythms and forms of non-Western music.

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Hammered!

Color, Spontaneity, and the Music of Pierre Boulez

Monday, September 16, 2013

Despite this month's phenomenal, forward-looking programs on Q2 Music's Lucerne Festival webcasts, there is a conspicuous absence of music by one of the festival's artistic gurus—and one of the most influential musicians of the last fifty years—Pierre Boulez.

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New Sounds

With John Zorn

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Composer, producer, performer, conductor, record label founder, and musical ringleader John Zorn (add “genius” in there too – he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship) joins us for this New Sounds program to present selections from his massive Masada Project, Book 2: Book of Angels.  Comprised of over 300 tunes, the Book of Angels is inspired by traditional Jewish music and at various points combines jazz with elements of psych-rock, many world music traditions, brass band parades, and thrash metal.  On the occasion of his 60th birthday, Zorn came by the studio to present music from just some of the recordings of The Book of Angels.  Listen to selections by Secret Chiefs (members of Mr. Bungle), pianist Uri Caine, Pat Metheny, the Masada Quintet featuring Joe Lovano, Mycale (a vocal quartet), cellist Erik Friedlander, and many others.  The rest of the music, which was too much to fit into one New Sounds show is part of this Bonus Podcast.

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New Sounds

Masada Marathon Special Podcast

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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The two Johns, Zorn & Schaefer, picked a bunch of recordings of The Book of Angels – too much to fit into one New Sounds show. The overflow is included here (with a few extras.)

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Hammered!

Happy Birthday, John Zorn

Monday, September 09, 2013

Maverick force of nature and New York new music fixture John Zorn turned 60 last week and the whole city is celebrating. This week on Hammered! we explore his tremendously varied keyboard output alongside the music of other modern musical mavericks.

 

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New Sounds

Mid-Sized Ensembles

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Listen to music from mid-sized ensembles on this New Sounds program.  There’s music from Daniel Wohl and members of TRANSIT from his record, “Corps Exquis,” as a sextet, involving electronics.  Then listen to the Bar Kokhba Sextet playing music by John Zorn, from Book of Angels; the volume is titled “Lucifer.” The record is one of many in the 2nd part of his large “Masada” collection of pieces, all performed by other artists and ensembles.

 

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New Sounds

Music for Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Listen to some music for Rosh Hashanah, ("head of the year"), the Jewish New Year, on this New Sounds program. Hear some music by Frank London of the Klezmatics, from his soulful collection of classic synagogue chanting (hazonos), scored for trumpet solo, harmoniums, glass harmonica and bass.   There's also music by Steve Reich, from "Tehillim," - Part 3.  Plus, music by clarinetist Andy Statman and small ensemble music from John Zorn's Masada project.

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New Sounds

More Cross-Cultural Music

Sunday, July 28, 2013

German percussionist and producer Sven Kacirek collected field recordings from his travels along the Kenyan coast and in the hinterland near Lake Victoria.  Then, with a bit of studio wizardry, he layered marimba, piano, and various other percussion atop the Kenyan musicians.  We’ll listen to this musical journey through Kenya for this New Sounds program.

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New Sounds

Kronos Quartet at 40

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Founding violinist of Kronos Quartet, David Harrington joins John Schaefer to take a retrospective look at 40 years of musical adventure. Harrington recounts stories, including their very first commission (paid to the composer in coffee and donuts), meeting John Zorn at a New York City noodle restaurant, convincing Steve Reich to write for string quartet, and first meeting their frequent composer-collaborator, “Father of Minimalism” Terry Riley.

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