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New Sounds

Music Based on Earlier Songs

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Hear works based on earlier songs for this New Sounds, including Bernard Hoey's “I Am Petrified,” based on Queen's "We Will Rock You," and music by Don Byron based on Marvin Gaye songs.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: AXIOM Kicks Off 2013-2014 Series With Druckman and Subotnick

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.

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Q2 Music

Sample Rate: 24-Hour Marathon of Electronic and Electro-acoustic Music

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.

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New Sounds

Music Based on Earlier Songs

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Hear works based on earlier songs for this New Sounds, including Bernard Hoey's “I Am Petrified,” based on Queen's "We Will Rock You," and music by Don Byron based on Marvin Gaye songs.

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Q2 Music

At Home with Composers Morton Subotnick and Joan La Barbara

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.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Long Overdue Reissue of Laurie Spiegel's 'Expanding Universe'

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."

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New Sounds

Music Based on Earlier Songs

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."    

Music by Don Byron inspired by Marvin Gaye, and played by Ethel. Music by Don Byron inspired by Marvin Gaye, and played by Ethel. Music by Don Byron inspired by Marvin Gaye, and played by Ethel.

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Q2 Music

Morton Subotnick at Play in the World of Electronic Music

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!)

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From the Archives: American Mavericks

Bernstein and Copland Discuss American Music

Friday, March 16, 2012

In this 1950 appearance at Tanglewood, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Irving Fine and Lukas Foss gathered together around a piano discuss what gives American music its special identity.

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Studio 360

Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Morton Subotnick's Silver Apples of the Moon, was the first album of all-electronic music. Released in 1967, it found favor with electronics geeks, as well as legions of stoners who soaked in its mind-blowing sounds.

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Studio 360

The Sounds of American Culture

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.

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New Sounds

Computer Blue

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."  

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Soundcheck

Recordings – Documents or Artifice?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sometimes a recording is more than just a document of a band's sound. 

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New Sounds

Live Computer Music

Tuesday, September 19, 1989

On this New Sounds program, hear music by Morton Subotnick, his "The Key to Songs," along with music from David Behrman -  "Leapday Night." Also, there's Neil B. Rolnick's "Vocal Chords."

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