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New Sounds

New Music for Electric Violin

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Listen to compositions for electric violin on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear Nico Muhly's Seeing Is Believing, a concerto for electric violin, which features the Aurora Orchestra and Thomas Gould on electric six-string violin, Also, we'll hear music by John Adams from his work, "The Dharma At Big Sur" - "Sri Moonshine" for electric violin and orchestra. It's an homage to the beat poets and to minimalists, like Terry Riley, with its Eastern-tinged strings and shimmering suspended chords.  Plus, other works.

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Studio 360

Nico Muhly's Internet Opera: Two Boys

Friday, November 08, 2013

The 32-year-old composer Nico Muhly is a Juilliard-trained wunderkind who worked for Philip Glass for nearly a decade. He’s got a solid portfolio full of unpredictable work — his long roster of collaborators and clients includes the Choir of Jesus College, choreographer Benjamin Millepied ...

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Studio 360

Soldier Stories & Nico Muhly

Friday, November 08, 2013

This week, the wunderkind composer Nico Muhly grows up — he tells Kurt Andersen why he chose a crime ripped from the headlines as the story for his new opera. Suzanne Opton captures soldiers at rest between tours in a series of haunting portraits. Plus, a critic assesses Banksy's month-long ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Nico Muhly and Paul Appleby on Two Boys at the Met

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The opera tells the story of a 16-year-old boy who nearly killed a younger boy — egged on, the attacker claimed, by mysterious people he encountered in an Internet chat room.

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New Sounds

When Words Don't Matter (Special Podcast)

Monday, November 04, 2013

WNYC
For this New Sounds, hear a hypnotic work of vocal layers from electronic duo Matmos, “Just Waves,” from their Ganzfeld EP, a concept record based on their own telepathic experiments.

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New Sounds

Reworking the Renaissance

Sunday, October 27, 2013

We’ll hear the re-shaping and reworking of centuries-old music on this New Sounds.  From New York composer Charles Wuorinen, we’ll hear some of his very early works (from 1962) - pieces recomposed and reworked from a German cathedral Songbook – three of the six of his “Bearbeitungen uber das Glogauer Liederbuch.”

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Soundcheck

Nico Muhly's 'Two Boys' Is Both Modern And Operatic

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Nico Muhly's latest project, the opera Two Boys, premiered at the Metropolitan Opera this week. He speaks with Soundcheck host John Schaefer about the work.

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Soundcheck

Nico Muhly's 'Two Boys'; 'Write Of Passage' Graffiti Exhibit; The Districts Live

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In this episode: Composer Nico Muhly discusses his hotly-anticipated opera Two Boys, which just debuted at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center this week.

Then, curator Sacha Jenkins and graffiti artist David "Chino" Villorente talk about a new exhibit at the Red Bull Studios in New York called Write Of Passage, which examines the impact of graffiti art on global culture. 

And the young rock band The Districts perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Nico Muhly's Opera 'Two Boys' Premieres At The Met

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

For one night, at least, the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center might have been the hippest venue in New York, thanks to last night's American premiere of Two Boys, the opera by the gifted young composer Nico Muhly. Soundcheck host John Schaefer was there and has this review.

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Operavore

Review: Hypnotic and Frank, Muhly's Two Boys Gets U.S. Premiere at the Met

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nico Muhly's Two Boys has an intentionally creepy sexual frankness that goes beyond anything previously seen on the Met stage, writes David Patrick Stearns.

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Operavore

Tangled Web: Internet-Based Opera to Open at Met

Friday, October 18, 2013

Little did Nico Muhly know when he composed Two Boys that the type of Internet deception he based the opera on would keep repeating over and over.

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Top 5 @ 105

Five Musical Talks to Hear This Fall

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

As we reach the heart of the fall season, a lot of verbiage will be created around the musical topics. Here are five venues to catch these discussions over the next several weeks.

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New Sounds

Music for Voices and Strings

Friday, September 27, 2013

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. Then listen to a classic masterwork by Meredith Monk - "Dolmen Music."  Plus, an ambient-sounding work from Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti and more. 

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WQXR Blog

Nearly 100 Composers Call for End to Minnesota Orchestra Lockout

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The longest labor dispute in U.S. orchestral history witnessed a new salvo on Thursday as 91 composers sent an open letter to the Minnesota Orchestra’s musicians, administrators and board.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

James McVinnie's Dazzling 'Cycles' Showcases the Music of Nico Muhly

Monday, August 05, 2013

James McVinnie's debut on the Bedroom Community label offers up nearly an hour of new organ music from composer Nico Muhly that ranges from standalone prelude-stunners to a cycle of Anglican Common Prayer hymns. Stream it in full all this week.

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The New Canon

What You Compose in Your 30s

Monday, August 05, 2013

They say you really hit your stride in your 30s. This week on the New Canon, we hear works of Kaija Saariaho and Jennifer Higdon from this seminal time in their careers, as well as 31-year-old Nico Muhly.

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New Sounds

Post-Minimalist Keyboard Works (Special Podcast)

Monday, June 10, 2013

WNYC

For this New Sounds show, listen to post-minimalist works  that are somewhat keyboard-centric.  Hear brand new 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.  Plus, the Irish composer Simon O’Connor reworks J.S. Bach for the Ergodos Musicians, and listen to a multi-part work by Nico Muhly from his “Drones” release.

Special thanks to our New Sounds Spring Intern, Caroline, for her help in securing these permissions.  Extra thanks to New Sounds Summer Intern  Ross Harriss, for doing the heavy lifting of the editing

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New York Now

On-Demand Video: An Evening with Nico Muhly and Two Boys

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On May 14, Q2 Music and NPR Music presented a live video webcast previewing the American debut of composer Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys. The evening also included performances by songwriter Sam Amidon, violist Nadia Sirota and violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun. Watch the whole show.

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New Sounds

Post-Minimalist Keyboard Works

Thursday, April 25, 2013

For this New Sounds show, listen to post-minimalist works  that are somewhat keyboard-centric.  Hear brand new 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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New Sounds

Raiding the Concert Archives

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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 some ten world premiere-New York Philharmonic commissions and one U.S. premiere.

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