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Michael Harrison

New Sounds

With Cellist Maya Beiser

Monday, February 16, 2015

The innovative cellist Maya Beiser joins us in the studio to present selections from her collaborative record with Michael Harrison called “Time Loops.”

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New Sounds

Just Looping Strings

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Looped strings run through all three of the works on this New Sounds program, including Michael Harrison's "Just Ancient Loops" for Maya Beiser & "The Violin" by Anna Clyne/Josh Dorman.

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Hammered!

Evoking Images with Music

Monday, March 10, 2014

There is a deep descriptive tradition in music, a tradition that embraces art's ability to comment, observe, and depict. Join composer-pianist Conrad Tao this week to hear piano works by Claude Debussy, Michael Harrison and others that evoke colorful, multifaceted images.

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New Sounds

With Cellist Maya Beiser

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

There’s a new collaborative album of music by Michael Harrison for cellist Maya Beiser, called “Time Loops,” and for this New Sounds, the innovative cellist joins us in the studio to present selections from the record.  “Michael’s music is perfect for our times,” states Maya Beiser. “It’s architectural and precise, yet exhilarating and beautiful. It draws on music from ancient Greece and the Renaissance, Indian ragas and minimalism.” That, and more.

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New Sounds

Hijaz

Sunday, November 03, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear a work by Michael Harrison, called "Hijaz."  The composition features the Young People’s Chorus delivering vowels, South Indian rhythmic and tabla syllables, and a universal prayer as the text.  Together with new music heavyweight/adventure cellist Maya Beiser, the versatile composer/percussionist Payton MacDonald (Alarm Will Sound, Super Marimba), and the composer Michael Harrison on just-intonation piano, the new work is intended to invoke a sense of pilgrimage.

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Hammered!

Evoking Images with Music

Monday, July 29, 2013

There is a deep descriptive tradition in music, a tradition that embraces art's ability to comment, observe, and depict. Join composer-pianist Conrad Tao this week to hear piano works by Claude Debussy, Michael Harrison and others that evoke colorful, multifaceted images.

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Q2 Music

David Lang Hosts 'The Consonant Show'

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang hosts a two-part series that teases apart the threads of contemporary music that took inspiration from breakthroughs of 1910-1925. Part One, "The Consonant Show," streams Mar. 6 at 7 pm on Q2 Music.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: JACK Quartet's 'Modern Medieval'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

In this broadcast from the Met Museum, New York's JACK Quartet plays arrangements of medieval music along with quiet, spacious contemporary pieces, including two world premieres.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Volatile, Maverick Music of Michael Harrison

Monday, October 29, 2012

The word “maverick” is overused in the contemporary music world. But in the case of composer Michael Harrison and cellist Maya Beiser, the descriptor is deserved.

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New Sounds

With Cellist Maya Beiser

Monday, October 15, 2012

There’s a new collaborative album of music by Michael Harrison for cellist Maya Beiser, called “Time Loops,” and for this New Sounds, the innovative cellist joins us in the studio to present selections from the record.  “Michael’s music is perfect for our times,” states Maya Beiser. “It’s architectural and precise, yet exhilarating and beautiful. It draws on music from ancient Greece and the Renaissance, Indian ragas and minimalism.” That, and more.

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New Sounds

Hijaz

Friday, October 05, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear a work by Michael Harrison, called "Hijaz."  The composition features the Young People’s Chorus delivering vowels, South Indian rhythmic and tabla syllables, and a universal prayer as the text.  Together with new music heavyweight/adventure cellist Maya Beiser, the versatile composer/percussionist Payton MacDonald (Alarm Will Sound, Super Marimba), and the composer Michael Harrison on just-intonation piano, the new work is intended to invoke a sense of pilgrimage.

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New Sounds

Hijaz

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear the broadcast premiere of a work by Michael Harrison, called "Hijaz."  The composition features the Young People’s Chorus delivering vowels, South Indian rhythmic and tabla syllables, and a universal prayer as the text.  Together with new music heavyweight/adventure cellist Maya Beiser, the versatile composer/percussionist Payton MacDonald (Alarm Will Sound, Super Marimba), and the composer Michael Harrison on just-intonation piano, the new work is intended to invoke a sense of pilgrimage. 

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New Sounds

A Private Reel - the Old Studios

Sunday, July 11, 2010

For this edition of New Sounds, we'll revisit live performances from WNYC's old performance studio. Listen to hi-tech guitar/sampling from Andre La Fosse, and mystical Jewish niggunim from Andy Statman and his Quartet. 

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