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Cued Up

Look & Listen Festival: Closing Night

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cued Up brings you the final installment of the 10th annual Look & Listen Festival this Sunday, at 2 p.m.. You'll hear a world premiere by composer and percussionist David Cossin, Missy Mazzoli's group Victoire, So Percussion performing music by its longtime member Jason Treuting, and some refreshing works by Brasil Guitar Duo.

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New Sounds

Classical Meets Electronica

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

For this New Sounds, there’s music at the juncture of composed music, ambient and modern electronica, including a work by Annie Gosfield, for bits and pieces of metal.  From her “Flying Sparks And Heavy Machinery” release, we’ll hear driving machine samples, layers of ambient noise, crashing metal and electronic blips assembled into a nearly pulsing dance-y musical journey through a working factory. 

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New Sounds

Indie Chamber Music, with Victoire

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Victoire, a quirky Brooklyn-based band founded by composer Missy Mazzoli, combines strings, clarinets, keyboards and lo-fi electronics (including samples of sewing machines and answering machine tapes) to create their "minimalist, post-rock bliss.”

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New Sounds

With Brooklyn Rider & Martin Hayes

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The new music string quartet Brooklyn Rider certainly does get around.  They’ve been part of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, recorded Debussy, write and perform their own originals, and even collaborated with the kemenchech (Persian fiddle) virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor.  They’ve just released a record of all five string quartets by Philip Glass.   Brooklyn Rider joins us in the studio for this New Sounds program, and they’ve brought an extra player – the Celtic fiddler Martin Hayes (of County Clare.)  

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New Sounds

NightMusic III

Monday, March 14, 2011

This is another part in the series, "NightMusic"  an hour of works that evoke the darkness, the stillness, the mystery and the uncertainty of night.  We'll hear "Dark Was The Night" a song without words from Phil Kline's apocalyptic mass, "John the Revelator," featuring the vocal group Lionheart and the quartet Ethel.  Plus, music by John Adams, his powerful and terrifying "Night Chorus" from the opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," and other works.

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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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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Ecstatic Music Marathon: Part 3

Friday, February 11, 2011

This third and final segment of the Ecstatic Music Festival Marathon features singer, composer and pianist Gabriel Kahane, composer-producer duo Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson, Missy Mazzoli's band Victoire, the Brooklyn-based duo Buke and Gass, and none other than Q2's very own Nadia Sirota.

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New Sounds

New "Concert" Music

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Listen to music by composer/pianist Missy Mazzoli and her band Victoire (formerly Victrola) – a blend of winds, strings, keyboards, and lo-fi electronics.  Consuming and arresting clarinet, violin, and keyboard melodies meet swirling strings, spoken samples, and minimal processing in Mazzoli’s “I Am Coming For My Things” and “A Door Into the Dark.”  

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Cued Up

Missy Mazzoli and Victoire

Sunday, August 29, 2010

On Sunday, August 29 at 2 p.m., Cued Up on Q2 presents Missy Mazzoli's instrumental chamber-pop quintet, Victoire.  The all-female troupe, comprised of violin, clarinet, keyboards, electronics and double bass, relishes in the intersecting of romantic harmonies and minimalist post-rock odysseys. Never webcast before, the concert was presented by American Composers Orchestra at (Le) Poisson Rouge, where the performance took place on April 7, 2010.

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New Sounds

Indie Chamber Music, with Victoire

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Victoire, a quirky Brooklyn-based band founded by composer Missy Mazzoli, combines strings, clarinets, keyboards and lo-fi electronics (including samples of sewing machines and answering machine tapes) to create their "minimalist, post-rock bliss.”

 

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can Marathon 2009, Part II

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hear some more highlights from the 2009 Bang on a Can Marathon, including some manic music for saxophone by composer and dervish Ken Thomson. 

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