Conor Hanick

Conor Hanick appears in the following:

Stop, I'm Feeling Cyclical

Monday, April 16, 2012

One thing that became clear during last week's Bach-inspired program of passacaglias, chaconnes and variations is that almost all cogent musical structures have some kind of repetition or cycle. But of what? This week on Hammered! we decode the musical cycles behind some of the century's most fascinating architectural blueprints.


Back To Bach

Monday, April 09, 2012

Conductor, pianist and one-liner machine Hans van Bulow called Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier the "Old Testament" of music (Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonatas were th...


Pledging Allegiance To American Mavericks

Monday, March 05, 2012

Thank you to those that have pledged support during our Winter Fund Drive! It's because of those contributions that we can bring you festivals like American Mavericks, which is a whole other conversation (!), but for Hammered! means two days focused on the music of Julius Eastman and Morton Feldman


Also Sprach A Living Composer!

Monday, February 27, 2012

A counterpoint of instructive voices host this week on Hammered! as we pass the mic among a collection of composers who will introduce their own works for piano. Hear their musical secrets all week at 11 am and pm.

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Loops, Ladders and Wind-Up Birds

Monday, February 20, 2012

Among diverse cast of characters informing Brooklyn-based composer Ryan Anthony Francis's musical language are author Haruki Murakami, artist M.C. Escher and poet Wilhelm Muller. Hear what they've told him this week at 11 am and pm on Hammered!.


Piano Plus

Monday, February 13, 2012

How does a composer even think to write a piano concerto today when the masterpieces of Mozart, Brahms and Ravel are your compositional context? This week on Hammered! we hear some of...

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Post-Minimalism For A Post-Celebration

Monday, February 06, 2012

The champagne may be flat but we're still riding the celebratory wave of birthday boy Philip Glass's 75th by exploring the fertile genre of post-minimalism that he helped inspire. Tune in this week at 11 am and pm for reworkings, reinventions and revampings of Glass-brand minimalism.

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The Pulse Of Post-Classical

Monday, January 30, 2012

We agree with Time Out magazine: the 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival is "overflowing with awesome". Tune into Q2 Music, the festival's digital venue, for weeklong Ecstatic-themed programing on Hammered!, including live tracks from last year's Music Marathon and performances from this year's headliners.


But First, A Mazurka...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Despite the immense stylistic variety of Polish music from the last fifty years, many of these works demonstrate a keen sense of historical context, nodding appreciatively through the...

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Tuned to a New Frequency

Monday, January 09, 2012

New-music junkies thrive on hearing new sounds, on experiencing novel, sonic worlds. Really, is there anything more exciting than listening to a piece for the first time?


Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Monday, January 02, 2012

You might think that your thoughtful criticisms and carefully considered suggests are simply lost in cyber ether upon clicking submit, but we actually heed and thrive on your comments...

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Turn (Back) on the White Lights

Monday, October 31, 2011

This week Hammered! takes its programmatic cue from the probing musical curiosity of pianist Alexei Lubimov and begins Monday with a recital recorded last year live at Lincoln Center'...


Two's Company: Piano Pairings

Monday, October 24, 2011

This week's programmatic sorbet on Hammered features unlikely pairings: Bach and Rzewski, Beethoven and Ligeti. Find out what these jarring relationships say about the music at hand.

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Discovering The New, Newer and Newest

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's pledge drive time beginning Tuesday at Q2 Music and we're offering the best of the best as thanks for supporting our New-Music Experiment. Listen all week for the sounds that help define our station: from John Adams to Missy Mazzoli and perhaps some newly discovered favorites in between.


Piano Sounds of a New Century

Monday, October 10, 2011

What do you get when you combine the talents of two expert curators, 16 world-class ensembles and over 100 young composers? You get an atwitter Q2 Music and the first-ever SONiC Festi...


It's My Party And I'll Phase If I Want To

Monday, October 03, 2011

The eternally youthful, endlessly listenable Steve Reich turns three-quarters of a century young on Monday and Hammered! is joining the group hug. Tune in 11 am and 11 pm all week fo...


Premiere Week

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hammered! returns with brand new fall episodes chock-full of repertoire never before heard on Q2 Music. Tune in all week at 11 am and 11 pm for Q2 Music premieres drawn from rarely ...


Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Monday, May 30, 2011

This week on Hammered!, you asked for it! We'll revisit chamber music from April's Trout Week, only this time you're the programmers!

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Altered States

Sunday, May 29, 2011

In Ricardo Romaneiro's arrangement of John Corigliano's Grammy-winning soundtrack for Altered States, acoustic and electronics aren't quite flirting with each other; they're having a ...


Keys To Our Future

Monday, May 23, 2011

To pre-game the 2011 Keys to the Future Festival in New York, tune into Hammered! for highlights from last year's festival, including works by Don Byron, Marc Mellits, Annie Gosfield,...