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The New Music/Rock Music Connection

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This New Sounds program highlights the connection between new music and rock music, including music from the latest Steve Reich recording, "Radio Rewrite" taking on Radiohead songs.

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WQXR Blog

Classical Concerts Are Too Stuffy, Says Radiohead Guitarist

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jonny Greenwood is no fan of the traditional concert experience. In an interview on BBC Radio 5, he criticized classical concerts for being too stiff.
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New Sounds

Between Rock and Classical

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

For this New Sounds, there’s music that falls into the cracks between rock and classical, between popular music and contemporary chamber music.  Listen to music by Yann Tiersen, probably best known for the “Amelie” soundtrack.  Hear selections from his latest, “∞”(Infinity), which is a collection of songs, stories and instrumentals made mostly in Iceland and incorporating Breton and Icelandic, but also Faroese and English.

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New Sounds

Reeds Lead

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hear ensemble music led by the sounds of wind instruments like clarinet, saxophone, and bass clarinet, along with a little bit of brassy-ness from trumpets and trompbones.  There’s music from England by the jazz-rock-electronica quartet Get the Blessing, from their recent release, “Lope and Antilope.”  Portishead fans take note, the bass player and drummer are Jim Barr and Clive Deamer, respectively. (Fun Fact: since 2012, Deamer has been Radiohead's second live drummer.) Also, hear a soaring saxophone in a piece from the Portico Quartet, whose rhythm section includes the hang. Then, listen to music featuring bass clarinet by Parisian-born Brooklyn-based composer Daniel Wohl as well as an arrangement for trumpets and trombone of music by Wayne Horvitz.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Ensemble LPR

Friday, March 07, 2014

March 7, Q2 Music streamed a live webcast of Le Poisson Rouge's in-house Ensemble LPR, performing the music of Jonny Greenwood, Bryce Dessner and Bela Bartok. Listen to the show on demand. 

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Soundcheck

Thanksgiving Matchmaker: Glenn Kotche and Michael Anthony

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

John Schaefer introduces Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche to award-winning chef Michael Anthony for a conversation about food, music, and what they're grateful for this Thanksgiving. 

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Soundcheck

Steve Reich Rewrites Radiohead; HAIM Plays Live; Chuck Klosterman On Villains

Monday, November 11, 2013

In this episode: Steve Reich, the composer that reinvented orchestral music discusses his newest composition, Radio Rewrite, a work inspired by the music of Radiohead.

Then, music has played a pivotal role in the work of Chuck Klosterman, who wrote about hair metal in his first book, Fargo Rock City. Today, he joins us to talk about villains, as dissected in his new book, I Wear The Black Hat.

And, the Los Angeles-based power pop group HAIM perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Steve Reich Rewrites Radiohead

Monday, November 11, 2013

The composer that reinvented orchestral music on his new composition inspired by Radiohead.

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A Super Villainous Playlist: Six Songs That Grapple With Hitler's Legacy

Thursday, August 01, 2013

In Chuck Klosterman's new book 'I Wear The Black Hat,' the writer delves in to villains, real and imagined. When finally grappling with Hitler, Klosterman looks at two songs -- by Bowie and Dylan. Soundcheck host John Schaefer offers up a few more songs that grapple with the dictator's legacy.

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Here's The Thing

Thom Yorke

Monday, April 01, 2013

Even after over 25 years in the business, Thom Yorke, Radiohead and Atoms for Peace frontman, admits performing is “either wicked fun or really awful.”  

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Thom Yorke Shows Off His Dance Moves In Atoms For Peace's 'Ingenue'

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sometimes there's nothing better than a simple and striking dance video, like the latest from Thom Yorke's side-project Atoms For Peace. Set on a stark stage, Yorke and his dance partner gyrate and groove in eerie unison.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Ensemble ACJW

Thursday, October 27, 2011

In this June 12 show at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Ensemble ACJW performs an adventurous and eclectic program of their own design with works by Oscar Bettison, Béla Bartók and Fréderic Chopin combined with the non-traditional tunes of Thelonious Monk, Vienne Teng, Radiohead and Pink Floyd.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

On-Demand Audio: Jonny Greenwood's "Doghouse"

Friday, May 06, 2011

On Friday, May 20 at 8 pm, Q2's Nadia Sirota hosts a live audio Webcast and online chat from the New York Society for Ethical Culture. The show features the U.S. premiere of Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood's Doghouse for orchestra and string trio; the New York-premiere of Philip Glass Symphony No. 4, "Heroes," based on the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno; and game-changing modernist György Ligeti's Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments.

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Radiohead's Newspaper

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

When Radiohead released the digital version of their eighth album, "The King of Limbs," last month, they dubbed it "the world's first newspaper album." What exactly that meant was the subject of much debate. But the band may have cleared up some of the mystery this week, with the release of "The Universal Sigh," a 12-page print publication distributed by real-life paperboys (and girls) at various points around the globe. We discuss the newspaper - with a look at the state of the print industry - with On the Media host Brooke Gladstone.

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Hammered!

Spring Season Sample-Sale

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tune in all week to Hammered! for daily previews of the composers, repertoire and performers we'll feature on Cued Up's spring lineup of live performances in New York City. Highlights range from Glass and Reich to Penderecki and Radiohead.

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The Takeaway

Radiohead's 'The King of Limbs,' Visionary or Cautionary?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Radiohead is famous for for pushing the envelope in music, even as the band sells millions of records. But in recent years the group has also taken a hard look at the music industry itself, and made some very public bids for new ways for major bands to interact with fans in the music marketplace. The latest of these moves comes today, as the band releases its seventh proper studio album "The King of Limbs" directly to the masses. Fans can choose from four options, from a $10 digital download to a $53 custom package, including clear vinyl records and over 600 pieces of artwork. Are their efforts revolutionary, or run-of-the-mill?

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: Modern Madrigals for December

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What, you think you're too cool for Christmas records?  You're going to like this one, and so will your granny.

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Musical Omnivores

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Alex Ross's book is a sign of the musical times

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The Mighty Little Uke

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The tiny ukulele is a big hit - again.

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What To Do With Radiohead

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Are Radiohead true musical geniuses, or just a bunch of musical blowhards who think they're geniuses?

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