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Violist Nadia Sirota Puts the 'Rock' in 'Baroque'

Monday, March 25, 2013

Violist Nadia Sirota’s deeply engrossing new album puts the “rock” in “Baroque” with new works by Nico Muhly, Shara Worden, Daníel Bjarnason and more. Stream the entire album this week only. 

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Q2 Music

David Lang Hosts 'The Consonant Show'

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang hosts a two-part series that teases apart the threads of contemporary music that took inspiration from breakthroughs of 1910-1925. Part One, "The Consonant Show," streams Mar. 6 at 7 pm on Q2 Music.

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New York Now

Listen: Clogs, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Orchestra for the Next Century

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

On Feb. 6, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of indie favorites Clogs and Orchestra for the Next Century, and the premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider's new song cycle, Unremembered. Listen to the full show.

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New Sounds

Neither Pop Nor Art Song

Monday, February 04, 2013

At the junction of art and pop songs lies tonight's New Sounds program. Listen to a song by Clogs, featuring guest vocalists Sufjan Stevens and Shara Worden.  Also, listen to music from Sarah Kirkland Snider from her gorgeous work, "Penelope," with vocals again by Shara Worden.  There's music from How To Destroy Angels, which is Reznor's latest collaboration with Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan, along with his singer wife Mariqueen Maandig.  Hear innovative songstress Katie Mullins, as she crafts melodies around the African thumb piano, the mbira.  Plus, songs from David Sylvian, Evelyn Glennie featuring Bjork, and Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.

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The Greene Space

Shara Worden and Brooklyn Youth Chorus open the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival®, presented by Q2 Music

Friday, January 25, 2013

On Friday, January 25, Q2 Music presented the opening night of the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival in a sold-out evening of performances by Detroit-based songstress Shara Worden and the award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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New York Now

Watch: Shara Worden and Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Friday, January 25, 2013

Q2 Music helped open the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival recently with a special show featuring the songwriter Shara Worden and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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New Sounds Live

Ecstatic Music Festival 2013: Clogs, Sarah Kirkland Snider & Orchestra for the Next Century

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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For this second of three New Sounds Live concerts from the Ecstatic Music Festival, on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 7:30PM at Merkin Hall, it's a double-bill of vocally-driven new music. Hear Sarah Kirkland Snider's new song-cycle for seven vocalists and chamber orchestra,"Unremembered," featuring vocal performances by DM Stith, Shara Worden and Padma Newsome along with the Orchestra for the Next Century.  The work sets poetry by New-York-based poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows recalling strange and beautiful happenings experienced during a childhood in rural Massachusetts. Also sharing the bill is the indie chamber band Clogs in a trio incarnation with Newsome (vocals, viola), Rachael Elliott (bassoon) and Thomas Kozumplik (percussion). Together with the Orchestra for the Next Century, directed by Gary Schneider, Clogs perform new works and arrangements by Newsome, Worden and Stith.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live with Shara Worden and yMusic

Friday, December 28, 2012

Held until now, hear some of the music from the New Sounds Live with Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) & yMusic from March of 2011 on tonight's show.  At that concert, Worden wore both her composer and performer hats, treating us to songs that were included o her Fall 2011 release, "All Things Will Unwind." Highlights from the night include live performances of "Be Brave," "There's a Rat," "She Does Not Brave the War," and others, featuring yMusic, percussionist Brian Wolfe, and guest vocals by DM Stith at Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival.

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Studio 360

Campaign Ads & Steampunk Chic

Friday, October 05, 2012

What exactly is steampunk?  We’ll meet some musicians who are making the dusty Victorian era new all over again.  Kurt Andersen finds out why the presidential campaign ads have lost their edge. Mark Helprin (Winter’s Tale) reveals that his new novel — a story of war, romance, and gangsters — ...

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Penelope Songs

Thursday, August 16, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to selections from Sarah Kirkland Snider's epic song cycle, Penelope. From a New Sounds Live recorded in March of 2011 at Merkin Hall as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, hear composer/vocalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond.  together with the versatile sextet yMusic.  Also, yMusic performs Snider's instrumental piece, "Daughter of the Waves."

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New Sounds

Music for Saxophone(s)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

For this New Sounds, there’s music from Montreal-based musician Colin Stetson on (mostly bass) saxophone without looping or overdubbing. (How DOES he do it?)  Stetson’s technique of circular breathing (much like digeridoo players) combined with nearly 20 microphones placed all over a studio- including on Stetson’s throat and on the instruments themselves - created an original palette of sounds, thanks to producer Shahzad Ismaily and engineer Efrim Menuck from Godspeed You! Black Emperor/A Silver Mt Zion.  Ben Frost then mixed these tracks into a haunting and riveting record, “New History Warfare Vol. 2 .  (Excited note: guest appearances by both Shara Worden and Laurie Anderson.)

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New Sounds

New Music Youngsters

Thursday, June 21, 2012

On this New Sounds, listen to some of the central players of the indie-chamber, or indie-classical "scene."  We'll hear from yMusic, a new music group who can move between folk, classical, and indie quite effortlessly.  We'll hear music from their latest recording, a demo of Gabriel Kahane's song cycle, “For the Union Dead,” (music by Gabriel Kahane, words by Robert Lowell), along with music from the ACME ensemble, recorded live.  Plus, another live recording from the most recent New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall featuring the 8-person strong group, Newspeak.

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New Sounds

Delays & Loops

Monday, June 18, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear music that incorporates looping and delay devices, first by digging into Todd Reynolds’ new double-CD, “Outerborough.”  Reynolds plays a work by Phil Kline, “A Needle Pulling Fred,” and a piece by David T. Little that samples a woman’s voice talking about being in the military and the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.  Then listen to something new from the one-woman band, guitarist/looper/delay-artist Julia Crowe, from her latest, "Empire of Light."

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New Sounds

New Art Songs

Sunday, June 03, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to new songs by Clogs who have borrowed voices from the indie rock world for their latest record, "The Creatures In the Garden of Lady Walton."  It’s a song cycle, written by violinist and singer Padma Newsome, featuring guest appearances from Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, the National's Matt Berninger, and from Sufjan Stevens.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live with Shara Worden and yMusic

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Held until now, hear some of the music from the New Sounds Live with Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) & yMusic from March of 2011 on tonight's show.  At that concert, Worden wore both her composer and performer hats, treating us to a preview of songs on the  forthcoming "All Things Will Unwind." Highlights from the night will hopefully include live performances of "Be Brave," "There's a Rat," "She Does Not Brave the War," and others, featuring yMusic, percussionist Brian Wolfe, and guest vocals by DM Stith at Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival.

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New Sounds

New Art Songs

Thursday, May 19, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to new songs by Clogs who have borrowed voices from the indie rock world for their latest record, "The Creatures In the Garden of Lady Walton."  It’s a song cycle, written by violinist and singer Padma Newsome, featuring guest appearances from Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, the National's Matt Berninger, and from Sufjan Stevens.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Penelope Songs

Thursday, May 12, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to selections from Sarah Kirkland Snider's epic song cycle, Penelope. From a New Sounds Live recorded in March of 2011 at Merkin Hall as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, we'll hear composer/vocalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond.  together with the versatile sextet yMusic.  Also, yMusic performs Snider's instrumental piece, "Daughter of the Waves."

 

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Shara Worden, Sarah Kirkland Snider and yMusic

Monday, March 14, 2011

On Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live team up to bring you a live audio Webcast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this evening features composer/vocalist Shara Worden and the stunning sextet yMusic performing works by Worden and Sarah Kirkland Snider.

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New Sounds

New Music Youngsters

Thursday, March 10, 2011

On this New Sounds, listen to some of the central players of the indie-chamber, or indie-classical "scene."  We'll hear from yMusic, a new music group who can move between folk, classical, and indie quite effortlessly.  We'll hear music from their latest recording, a demo of Gabriel Kahane's song cycle, “For the Union Dead,” (music by Gabriel Kahane, words by Robert Lowell), along with music from the ACME ensemble, recorded live.  Plus, another live recording from the most recent New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall featuring the 8-person strong group, Newspeak. 

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New Sounds

Delays & Loops

Friday, March 04, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear music that incorporates looping and delay devices, first by digging into Todd Reynolds’ new double-CD, “Outerborough.”  Reynolds plays a work by Phil Kline, “A Needle Pulling Fred,” and a piece by David T. Little that samples a woman’s voice talking about being in the military and the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.  Then listen to something new from the one-woman band, guitarist/looper/delay-artist Julia Crowe, from her latest, "Empire of Light." 

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