Sunday, June 01, 2014
Starting their 2013-2014 series in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Juilliard's contemporary ensemble AXIOM with conductor Jeffrey Milarsky performed a program of new yet retrospective music, with works by Jacob Druckman and Morton Subotnick, on October 11, 2013.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 27, join us for a special encore presentation of Sample Rate: 24-hours of electronic and electro-acoustic music curated and hosted by Morton Subotnick, Tyondai Braxton, Tristan Perich, Angélica Negrón, Matmos, Olga Bell and Daniel Wohl.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
For the second episode of our new video series Q2 Spaces, we visit the Greenwich Village home of electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick and the vocalist Joan La Barbara.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Composer Laurie Spiegel had something like a career year in 2012, at least so far as attention goes. Stream for this week only the reissue of her classic 1980 album, "The Expanding Universe."
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Hear works based on earlier songs for this New Sounds program, including Bernard Hoey's “I Am Petrified,” based on Queen's "We Will Rock You." Also, listen to Don Byron's String Quartet,"Four Thoughts On Marvin Gaye," played by Ethel from their most recent effort, "Heavy."
Monday, March 19, 2012
Morton Subotnick has almost as many pioneering credits to his name as he does compositional ones. A leader of the San Francisco Tape Center in the '60s – a place where Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros and many others took some of their earliest aesthetic steps – Subotnick has consulted (or commissioned) the building of synthesizers from the ground up, and also recorded the first electronic-music album meant just for listening, instead of live-performance miming. (So radical!)
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. We highlight four of the selections: Howlin' Wolf's "Smokestack Lightning"; Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter"; R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe"; and Morton Subotnick's Silver Apples of the Moon.
Monday, July 05, 2010
Listen to a sampling of computer music, including an Icelandic tribute to an obsolete mainframe computer, and a singing Mac from the mid-80s. Hear music by Johan Johansson, inspired by the very first huge mainframe on Iceland - his Dad's. We'll hear his "IBM 1401, A User's Manual."