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Piano Plus - Mostly

Friday, April 24, 2015

On this New Sounds program, piano music. Hear the piano in more and less traditional contexts, including a reworked version of Philip Glass's "Trilogy Sonata."

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: Daniel Hope and Jeffrey Kahane "Compare Notes" with Nico Muhly

Friday, April 17, 2015

Violinist Daniel Hope and pianist Jeffrey Kahane give the world premiere of Nico Muhly's "Compare Notes" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Meet the Composer

Announcing Season Two of Meet the Composer

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Announcing five more episodes of the radio show about today's exciting, dynamic and all-around inspiring composers, with host Nadia Sirota. Help fund Season Two today via Kickstarter.

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Q2 Music

Kickstart Season Two of Meet the Composer with Nadia Sirota

Monday, April 06, 2015

Support five more episodes of the radio show about today's exciting, dynamic and all-around inspiring composers, with host Nadia Sirota. Help fund Season Two today via Kickstarter.

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New Sounds

Drones

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Hear music made with drones including lute player Jozef van Wissem in collaboration with Jim Jarmusch, music from Nico Muhly, and ambient music from Brian Eno.

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New Sounds

When Words Don't Matter

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hear a hypnotic work of vocal layers from electronic duo Matmos, “Just Waves,” based on their own telepathic experiments, music from Nico Muhly, Joan LaBarbara, Meredith Monk, & more.

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New Sounds

Music for Voices and Strings

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

For this New Sounds, listen to new music from violinist/vocalist Caleb Burhans off his latest release “Evensong,” plus music by Nico Muhly, ambient-ish music by Gyorgy Ligeti and more.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Cincinnati Symphony Mines the Terror of the Sublime in 'Hallowed Ground'

Monday, September 08, 2014

Issued on Cincinnati Symphony's own label, "Hallowed Ground" finds unexpected connections between David Lang's hard, bitter pieces and those by Aaron Copland and Nico Muhly.

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New Sounds

Post-Minimalist Keyboard Works

Friday, August 08, 2014

For this New Sounds show, listen to post-minimalist works  that are somewhat keyboard-centric.  Hear music by Daniel Wohl, from the musicians of TRANSIT, and featuring vocals by Julia Holter.   There’s also music from French composer Sylvain Chaveau, from a collection of works for cinema, along with another piece used in film by Clint Mansell, his “Welcome to Lunar Industries.”  Plus, the Irish composer Simon O’Connor reworks J.S. Bach for the Ergodos Musicians, and a multi-part work by Nico Muhly from his “Drones” release.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Richard Reed Parry Taps Performers' Inner Metronomes in 'Music for Heart and Breath'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Richard Reed Parry, a composer and member of the rock band Arcade Fire, writes classical compositions based the actual pulse of the performers themselves. Stream his "Music for Heart and Breath" all this week. 

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New Sounds

Drones

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Hear music made with drones on this New Sounds program, including music by lute player Jozef van Wissem in collaboration with Jim Jarmusch and new ambient music from Brian Eno.  There's also music from a recent release simply called "Drones" by New York composer Nico Muhly.  Muhly's collection of pieces contains sets of drones, one set each featuring violin, viola & piano, and is mostly acoustic.  Then, listen to part a slow-build ambient suspension of a dance score for the company Chunky Move by Australians Oren Ambarchi and Robin Fox, revolving around guitar, electronic drones, and percussion.

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New Sounds

Raiding the Concert Archives

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Since taking the helm as Music Director in 2009, the NY Phil's Alan Gilbert has been doing an annual series of new works called Contact!  To its credit, so far the series has presented over ten world premiere-New York Philharmonic commissions.

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New Sounds

Music for Voices and Strings (Special Podcast)

Monday, March 31, 2014

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For this New Sounds, listen to new music from violinist and vocalist Caleb Burhans. His latest release “Evensong” explores both the secular and sacred, along with works both instrumental and choral. Listen to his "The Things Left Unsaid," one of the instrumentals on the record. Also, hear music by Nico Muhly, which draws from both the minimalist tradition and Anglican hymns. Plus, an ambient-sounding work from Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti.

Special thanks to our hardworking New Sounds Assistant, Isabel Kim, for making this podcast possible.

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Spinning on Air

Essie Jain “All Became Golden”

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Essie Jain presents “All Became Golden,” an album that’s not just a new collection of her beautiful songs, it’s a new idea of what an album can be. “All Became Golden” is as much a film as it is an audio experience. Composer/singer Essie Jain, filmmaker Natalie Johns, and arranger Nico Muhly join David Garland to talk about this ambitious project.

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New Sounds

When Words Don't Matter

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear a hypnotic work of vocal layers from the electronic duo Matmos, “Just Waves,” from their Ganzfeld EP, a concept record based on their own telepathic experiments.  Throughout the progression of the work, these ebbing and flowing voices -Matmos (M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel) together with three other singers: Dan Deacon, Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors), and Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex)-  speak-sing the transcripts of the psychic session material in pitched clusters, until the sensations described in the experiment are shaped back into one single phrase about the “triangle at the top.”

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WQXR Features

Bach Hangout with Simone Dinnerstein

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Watch the archived Google Hangout with Simone Dinnerstein, the pianist who has made her name in the works of J.S. Bach. She was joined by several Bach thinkers, and played selections.

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Top 5 @ 105

An Eyeful of Sound: Top Five Multisensory Performances

Friday, January 17, 2014

Throughout human history, cultural thinkers have tried to find connections between the five senses. Now, some musicians are trying to intermingle sound, colors and scents.

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New Sounds

Piano Plus - Mostly

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hear piano music, with and without electronics on this New Sounds program.  Listen to the “Trilogy Sonata” – music from the so-called “portrait operas” by Philip Glass, reworked by Paul Barnes, and performed by pianist Jeremy Limb.  The sonata is in three parts, containing music from “Einstein on the Beach,” music from "Akhnaten," (about the Egyptian pharaoh), and “Satyagraha,” (about Mahatma Gandhi.)

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Pekka Kuusisto and Nico Muhly Duo

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Last January, composer-pianist Nico Muhly joined Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto for a show featuring music by Glass, Pärt, Bach and Muhly himself. Hear the entire show on demand.

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Q2 Music

Benjamin Britten's 24-Hour Centennial Celebration

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

On Friday, Nov. 22, Q2 Music presents Great Britten – a 24-hour marathon celebrating the centennial of British composer Benjamin Britten, hosted by Nico Muhly and including a star-studded roster of Britten enthusiasts.

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