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Five Pieces By Missy Mazzoli You Should Know

Monday, June 18, 2012

Olivia Giovetti offers five pieces that epitomize the work of Missy Mazzoli, recently named composer in residence at the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group.

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New Sounds

Leave a Message at the Beep (Special Podcast)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WNYC

From the melodious inflections of phone messages, listen to a number of works sourcing voicemails, most from tape(!) on this New Sounds program. Hear Irish composer Roger Doyle’s “Memento Mori,” composed around intimate verbal time capsules culled from various answering machine messages of Doyle's family, close friends and partners, all of them recorded and preserved in the late 80's.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Watch: Brooklyn Youth Chorus Performs Mazzoli and Dessner

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tonight at 7 pm, Q2 Music presents a live Webcast of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus performing works by Missy Mazzoli, Bryce Dessner, Sarah Kirkland Snider and others from The Greene Space.

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New Sounds

Newspeak & Alt-Classical Bands

Monday, June 11, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to some "alt-classical" or "indie classical" bands, like Newspeak or the Paul Bailey Ensemble.  Newspeak is an eight-piece amplified ensemble working under the direction of composer David T. Little and clarinetist Eileen Mack. Named after the thought-limiting language in George Orwell’s 1984, Newspeak explores the grey area where art and politics mix.  We'll hear the group, from their "Sweet Light Crude" release, playing a work by Missy Mazzoli - "In spite of all this."

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Listen: Lisa Moore goes American Berserk

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On March 23, Lisa Moore performed a solo piano recital as part of Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert series. Titled American Berserk, the show included works by Philip Glass, Don Byron, Martin Bresnick, Frederic Rzewski and more. Tune in for Cued Up today at 3 pm to hear the entire concert.

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New Sounds

Leave a Message at the Beep

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

From the melodious inflections of phone messages, listen to a number of works sourcing voicemails, most from tape(!) on this New Sounds program. Hear Irish composer Roger Doyle’s “Memento Mori,” composed around intimate verbal time capsules culled from various answering machine messages of Doyle's family, close friends and partners, all of them recorded and preserved in the late 80's.

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New Sounds

NightMusic III

Sunday, March 25, 2012

This is another part in the series, "NightMusic"  an hour of works that evoke the darkness, the stillness, the mystery and the uncertainty of night.  We'll hear "Dark Was The Night" a song without words from Phil Kline's apocalyptic mass, "John the Revelator," featuring the vocal group Lionheart and the quartet Ethel.  Plus, music by John Adams, his powerful and terrifying "Night Chorus" from the opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," and other works.

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Q2 Music

Awake with NOW Ensemble, Chiara and Matmos

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Join us Thursday at 7 pm to hear a performance by NOW Ensemble, Chiara Quartet and Matmos celebrating two CD releases at the Greenwich Village venue (le) Poisson Rouge.

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Operavore

Après Missy Mazzoli, le Deluge

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Composer Missy Mazzoli’s world, writes Operavore Olivia Giovetti, "is a meticulously maintained Versailles of abstraction and atmosphere. It may be overwhelming to live there permanently, but it’s a hell of a place to visit." Find out why in Giovetti's review of the world premiere of Song from the Uproar, now playing at the Kitchen.

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Q2 Music

Missy Mazzoli: Raising Vacillation to High Art

Monday, February 06, 2012

Perhaps only an artist with Missy Mazzoli's self-evident clarity of purpose could have raised vacillation to an art form. Her early mentor Meredith Monk toys with handfuls of pitches, making slight variations, but playfully as well as meditatively. It's the tension created by the relentless forward motion of Mazzoli's music, that ticking pulse, that gives the music the sense of a choked-up faltering between pitches.

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Nadia Sirota

Magic with Everyday Objects: The Music of Missy Mazzoli

Monday, November 28, 2011

Missy Mazzoli has a distinct, poignant compositional point-of-view -- a voice which rings clearly throughout her work, be it music written for orchestra, her chamber-pop band Victoire or operatic voices.

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can Marathon 2009, Part II

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hear some more highlights from the 2009 Bang on a Can Marathon, including some manic music for saxophone by composer and dervish Ken Thomson.

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New Sounds

Beat It

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hear some percussion-centered works on this New Sounds show.  There's the Los Angeles-based Ironworks Percussion Duo playing a work for vibraphone and steel drum by Missy Mazzoli.  We'll also hear music by composer and steel pan virtuoso Andy Akiho, along with something from bagpiper/composer Matthew Welch's band Blarvuster, an outfit that somehow pulls in Balinese/Indonesian gamelan, Celtic influences, & minimalist licks. 

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New Sounds

Look & Listen Festival 2010

Monday, September 12, 2011

From the Look & Listen Festival at the Chelsea Art Museum, two acoustic works by composers who often work in electronic music. The JACK Quartet plays the NY premiere of “Contritus” by Caleb Burhans; and eighth blackbird performs “Still Life with Avalanche” by Missy Mazzoli. 

 

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Cued Up

Look & Listen Festival: Closing Night

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cued Up brings you the final installment of the 10th annual Look & Listen Festival this Sunday, at 2 p.m.. You'll hear a world premiere by composer and percussionist David Cossin, Missy Mazzoli's group Victoire, So Percussion performing music by its longtime member Jason Treuting, and some refreshing works by Brasil Guitar Duo.

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New Sounds

Classical Meets Electronica

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

For this New Sounds, there’s music at the juncture of composed music, ambient and modern electronica, including a work by Annie Gosfield, for bits and pieces of metal.  From her “Flying Sparks And Heavy Machinery” release, we’ll hear driving machine samples, layers of ambient noise, crashing metal and electronic blips assembled into a nearly pulsing dance-y musical journey through a working factory. 

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Cued Up

Salem, Massachusetts in 2011

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Inspired by the Salem witch trials, Cued Up concocts a witch's brew of spellbinding string quartets, crystalline electronics, mischievous female vocals, and other works that sound like the musical equivalent to fortune-telling.

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New Sounds

With Brooklyn Rider & Martin Hayes

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The new music string quartet Brooklyn Rider certainly does get around.  They’ve been part of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, recorded Debussy, write and perform their own originals, and even collaborated with the kemenchech (Persian fiddle) virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor.  They’ve just released a record of all five string quartets by Philip Glass.   Brooklyn Rider joins us in the studio for this New Sounds program, and they’ve brought an extra player – the Celtic fiddler Martin Hayes (of County Clare.)  

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The New Canon

The Look and Listen Festival Blurs Lines Between Music and Art

Monday, May 16, 2011

This week, The New Canon gets a shot to the arm courtesy of the JACK Quartet's John Richards and Ari Streisfeld plus composer and Victoire bandleader Missy Mazzoli. The three talk about what happens when sight and sound collide.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Ecstatic Music Marathon: Part 3

Friday, February 11, 2011

This third and final segment of the Ecstatic Music Festival Marathon features singer, composer and pianist Gabriel Kahane, composer-producer duo Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson, Missy Mazzoli's band Victoire, the Brooklyn-based duo Buke and Gass, and none other than Q2's very own Nadia Sirota.

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