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Paola Prestini

New Sounds

New Releases, April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

John Schaefer combs through all the CD stacks, SoundCloud files, and digital releases that came through this April and plays some of the best of the best.

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New Sounds

A Modern Liederabend

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It’s a modern liederabend, “song night,” featuring vocal & choral music from Paola Prestini inspired by Kandinsky, chamber opera by Missy Mazzoli, & opera by MIT professor Tod Machover.

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New Sounds

Arctic Music

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hear arresting new music for Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq & Kronos Quartet by Canadian Derek Charke - his epic "Tundra Songs." Also, music by Tanya Tagaq, Ben Frost & Paola Prestini.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler's Debut Solo Album Embraces the Fierce and Everyday

Monday, November 10, 2014

"Something of Life" is cellist Jeffrey Zeigler’s debut solo album, recorded after his departure from the Kronos Quartet last year. Stream the entire album all this week.

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Mixtapes

Paola Prestini's 'Visionary' Playlist Spans Anna Clyne to John Zorn

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Composer Paola Prestini is the founder of VisionIntoArt, an interdisciplinary arts company. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

A Modern Liederabend

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It’s a modern liederabend, literally “song night,” for this New Sounds show.  Listen to vocal and choral music from living composers like Missy Mazzoli – and some of her multimedia chamber opera about Isabelle Eberhardt, as well as MIT professor Tod Machover – and an aria from his opera VALIS, based on the Phillip K. Dick novel.  Also, there’s music by Paola Prestini inspired by Kandinsky's 1912 manuscript of woodcuts and prose, “Sounds.”  Also, listen to new music from Bryce Dessner, featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Kronos Quartet from his recent release, “Aheym.”  And more.

This Friday, 11/22, and Saturday, 11/23 at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is the third biennial Lieder-pa-looza, featuring many of these works.  Details here.

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Operavore

Verdi as Icon for Contemporary Composers? You Bet.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

An enduring canard in opera histories is that Verdi did not have “much noticeable influence on younger generations of composers.” Four of today's leading young composers suggest otherwise.

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Operavore

Prototype Festival Tests Notion that Modern Opera is Dead

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

In the face of a "dwindling of new works," an opera festival highlights ready-to-tour productions of modern chamber operas.

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New Sounds

Classical Rock Bands

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Music by Steve Reich on this New Sounds - a piece of classical music for a rock band - his "2 x 5," from a new recording.  There's also music for electric guitar in a chamber music setting by Canadian composer Tim Brady, inspired by Dmitri Shostakovich, "Hocket, Canon, Fugue."  Plus, listen to a work for a hybrid electro-acoustic ensemble by Paola Prestini.

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Q2 Music

Interview: Original Music Workshop's Founder, Kevin Dolan

Monday, September 10, 2012

In order to get a better idea of the genesis of and programmatic philosophy behind Williamsburg's upcoming, $15.6 million Original Music Workshop, we asked its founder Kevin Dolan, a soft-spoken, former international tax attorney, a few questions.

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Q2 Music

Paola Prestini: Composition as Poetry and Choreography

Saturday, February 04, 2012

For decades, rising composers, young composers working in aesthetics not yet embraced by the mainstream institutions of classical music—concert halls, symphony orchestras, universities—have had to find audiences by building and leading their own, brand new institutions. Paola Prestini has helped to build and lead VisionIntoArt, a multimedia performing arts collective, building bridges between the worlds of music, film, dance, theater, and poetry.

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New Sounds

Classical Rock Bands

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Music by Steve Reich on this New Sounds - a piece of classical music for a rock band - his "2 x 5," from a new recording.  There's also music for electric guitar in a chamber music setting by Canadian composer Tim Brady, inspired by Dmitri Shostakovich, "Hocket, Canon, Fugue."  Plus, listen to a work for a hybrid electro-acoustic ensemble by Paola Prestini.

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The New Canon

Balancing Acts

Monday, September 19, 2011

This week on the New Canon, Kronos cellist Jeffrey Zeigler goes three-for-three in the chat room alongside his wife, the luminous composer Paola Prestini, both talking about their upcoming work at BAM and the communicative power of music over words. Our chat starts on Monday at 4pm.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

New York City Opera Webcast: VOX Second Stage

Sunday, May 15, 2011

On Sunday May 17 at 7:30 pm, Olivia Giovetti hosts an evening of four new operas from a foxy quartet of composers live from (Le) Poisson Rouge, as part of the 2011 installment of New York City Opera's American opera lab, VOX.

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Q2 Music

Introducing Paola Prestini

Monday, August 30, 2010

Starting Monday, August 30, Q2 turns over the internet airwaves to the vibrant young composer Paola Prestini in the latest installation of our Composer Introductions series. Listen at the top of every hour Monday as Prestini introduces her own work and get a free download of Labyrinth.

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Cued Up

New York City Opera: VOX 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Q2 presents an exclusive webcast of New York City Opera's VOX 2010, genre-stretching and game-changing works that push the boundaries of American opera.

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Project 440

Paola Prestini

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Oceanic Verses, originally commissioned by Carnegie Hall and recently performed by the New York City Opera on VOX, is an operatic tableau of rituals that pays homage to Italian folk music of different times and regions—from Genoa to Salento and Sardinia. With a nod to the great contemporary Italian singers Fabrizio D’Andre and Roberto Licci, the work aims to create a world music of the Mediterranean people, a tribute through Prestini’s musical lens.

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WQXR Features

Paola Prestini's Last Hymn

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Italian-born composer Paola Prestini is the director and founder of the non-profit interdisciplinary collective, VisionIntoArt. Listen to her piece Last Hymn for clarinet, cello, vibes and laptop. Featured here are clarinetist Richard Mannoia, vibraphone player Yuri Yamashita, and cellist Claire Bryant.

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WQXR Features

Paola Prestini's Inngerutit and Spell

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Italian-born composer Paola Prestini is the director and founder of the non-profit interdisciplinary collective, VisionIntoArt. Here she gives the world premiere performances of Spell and Inngerutit for clarinet, cello, vibes and laptop.

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