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Music Inspired By Painters, Part 3

Thursday, May 15, 2014

For this third and final installment of our series of music inspired by painters and their paintings, listen to an hour of works after the painter, Mark Rothko (1903 -1970) and his paintings. Hear Morton Feldman’s powerfully communicative work, “Rothko Chapel,” which is a tribute for his American abstract expressionist painter-friend, and suggests a divine music, appropriate to the sombre spirituality of Rothko Chapel, which houses 14 Rothko canvases in Houston, Texas.  Listen to another such work that draws on the chapel’s contemplative sanctuary, “A Moment in the Rothko Chapel” from the violinist/vocalist/composer Caleb Burhans, who is a founding member of various performer collectives like Alarm Will Sound and Newspeak.  Plus, music from Joan LaBarbara, for her voice and bowed piano. 

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New Sounds

With Kent Tritle

Friday, March 28, 2014

Listen to choral music by Meredith Monk and Minnesota-based composer Jocelyn Hagen on this New Sounds. Also, Kent Tritle, the leader of Musica Sacra, music director at St. John the Divine, and WQXR Music host, joins John Schaefer.  Together they discuss the evolution of new choral works, starting with Morton Feldman’s “Rothko Chapel” and how Meredith Monk brought the idea of the voice as instrumental color instead of carrying text.

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Mixtapes

Music to Leave this World with John Luther Adams

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The music of 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams seethes with the serenity and savage violence of his Alaskan home. Listen to his Mixtape.

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Mixtapes

The Sound of the Road with Jolie Holland

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

The music of California-based singer-songwriter Jolie Holland brings is colored with elements of hushed folk, pre-war swing and film noir soundtracks. She shares music by Morton Feldman, Harry Partch and Egyptian singer-composer Mohammed Obdel Wahab.

 

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Mixtapes

Music to Leave this World with John Luther Adams

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The music of 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winner John Luther Adams seethes with the serenity and savage violence of his Alaskan home. Listen to his Mixtape.

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Hammered!

Music For The Uncommon Mind

Monday, May 20, 2013

With all the richness, and pianistic splendor of last week behind us, the only suitable response involves music of clarity and sparseness. This week on the program we're balancing Aimard's high note-per-second repertoire with meditative, slow-moving, and delicate repertoire in conjunction with our Spring Fund Drive.

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The Brothers Balliett

Paging Dr. Feldman, Dr. Morton Feldman

Thursday, May 02, 2013

On the fence about American composer Morton Feldman? Let the Brothers Balliett make you a fan with this week's episode featuring quintessential Feldman works. Listen today at 3 pm.

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Q2 Music

David Lang Hosts 'The Dissonant Show'

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Composer David Lang hosts a two-part series that explores how the breakthroughs of musical abstraction in the years 1910 to 1925 have found renewed voice in the music of today. Music of Julia Wolfe, Arnold Schoenberg and Glenn Branca.

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New York Now

Listen: Arnold Schoenberg and Morton Feldman

Saturday, March 02, 2013

On Monday, Mar. 4, Q2 Music will record Dissonant Abstraction: Arnold Schoenberg and Morton Feldman live from the Museum of Modern Art. The audio will be archived for on-demand listening on this page soon after the concert.

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Phil Kline

Jean and Morty

Monday, January 28, 2013

Why juxtapose Sibelius and Feldman over a week's programming? OK, it's partly a whimsical reaction to a striking quote in Alex Ross's The Rest is Noise, but there are, at least in their mature work, compelling commonalities. Hear Phil Kline weekdays from 11 am to 1 pm on Q2 Music.

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New Sounds

John Cage: City Circus, Program IV

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WNYC

For this show, the fourth in the John Cage: City Circus series, listen to music from a tribute double album collection of John Cage pieces performed by friends, colleagues, and admirers called, “A Chance Operation.” Laurie Anderson tells Merce Cunningham tales, Percussionist/composer David Van Tieghem contributed “Living Room Music,” and bass player Robert Black performs a work by Larry Austin.  

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New Sounds

Nearly Sacred Choral Music

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Musica Sacra, the renowned New York-based chorus, performs music by Meredith Monk and the abbess Hildegard von Bingen.  Also, listen to excerpts from Morton Feldman's masterwork "Rothko Chapel," and "Atmospheres" by Gyorgy Ligeti.  Feldman’s powerfully communicative work, “Rothko Chapel,” is a tribute for his friend, the American abstract expressionist painter, Mark Rothko (1903 -1970), and suggests a divine music, appropriate to the sombre spirituality of Rothko’s chapel.  Ligeti’s "Atmospheres" for orchestra, with its tangled webs of dense texture and very slow changes, is a radical exploration of negation, and sometimes is called “stasis music.”

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Cued Up

Pedja Muzijevic Works for It

Sunday, October 31, 2010

In a search for the necessary paraphernalia needed to play one of Cage's prepared piano works (screws, nuts and rubber strips), pianist Pedja Muzijevic was kicked out of a rubber supply store on Canal Street because the clerk was a little uneasy with a grown man meticulously running his hands over the various pieces of rubber.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Morton Feldman's String Quartet No. 2

Friday, May 07, 2010

Q2 is pleased to offer for on-demand streaming the iconic 6-hour String Quartet No. 2 by Morton Feldman, performed and recorded live on April 11, 2010 from ISSUE Project Room's future second home in Brooklyn.

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Studio 360

Close, Graph, Blocks

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Kurt Andersen and his guest, the painter Chuck Close, explore how the grid can liberate artists even as it frames them in. We hear how composer Morton Feldman began writing music on graph paper. He decided that staves were for squares. The urban planner Marilyn Jordan Taylor, leads Kurt on a tour of city streets, finding magic in New York’s staggered rectangles.

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Studio 360

Close, Graph, Blocks

Saturday, May 31, 2003

Kurt Andersen and his guest, the painter Chuck Close, explore how the grid can liberate artists even as it frames them in. We hear how composer Morton Feldman began writing music on graph paper. He decided that staves were for squares. The urban planner Marilyn Jordan Taylor, leads Kurt on ...

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New Sounds

John Cage: City Circus, Program IV

Wednesday, May 25, 1994

For this show, the fourth in the John Cage: City Circus series, listen to music from a tribute double album collection of John Cage pieces performed by friends, colleagues, and admirers called, “A Chance Operation.” Laurie Anderson tells Merce Cunningham tales, Percussionist/composer David Van Tieghem contributed “Living Room Music,” and bass player Robert Black performs a work by Larry Austin.  Plus, hear an exclusive live performance of Cage’s Suite for Toy Piano, as performed by Margaret Leng Tan. 

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