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From Q2 Music: “Nick Zammuto & Jason Treuting: Live at Merkin Hall”

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Q2 is the 24/7 New Music Stream from New York Public Radio

On Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 pm ET, Q2 Music and WNYC’s New Sounds present a live audio Webcast from Merkin Concert Hall of musical cross-pollination and experimentation from composer-performers Nick Zammuto (The Books) and Jason Treuting (So Percussion). The concert is hosted by John Schaefer.

Composer, vocalist and cellist Nick Zammuto is a founding member of the eclectic electro-acoustic duo The Books and, more recently, the four-piece indie rock band Zammuto. A member of So Percussion, Jason Treuting has been a mainstay of New York’s new-music scene for over a decade, and has worked with artists such as David Lang, Paul Lansky and the electronic duo Matmos.

The two composers are joined on-stage by guitarist Grey McMurray of the ambient “classical” group itsnotyouitsme, new-music flute/viola/harp trio janus, and vocalist Daisy Press.

See the full article here.


From Q2 Music: “Richard Reed Parry, Son Lux and yMusic: Live from Merkin Concert Hall “

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Q2 is the 24/7 New Music Stream from New York Public Radio

A live Webcast of the Ecstatic Music Festival

On Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 pm ET, John Schaefer of WNYC’s New Sounds Live hosts a live audio Webcast on Q2 Music of Son Lux, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, and new-music heavyweights yMusic as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival‘s continued collaboration between classical and indie musicians.


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Multi-instrumentalist and composer Richard Reed Parry, of the Grammy-winning rockers Arcade Fire, is also a founding member and producer of the Montreal-based instrumental group Bell Orchestre. Ryan Lott, who as Son Lux melds elements of electronica, indie rock, and classical composition, has earned accolades for his two LPs, At War with Walls & Mazes and We Are Rising, a record composed during a single month in response to an NPR challenge.

yMusic, a sextet of classically-trained New York-based composers, released their debut album, Beautiful Mechanical last fall. The record was rated the number-one classical release of 2011 by The New York Times and included compositional contributions from Son Lux along with indie rock luminaries St. Vincent and Shara Worden as well as from composer and Ecstatic Music Festival curator Judd Greenstein. The ensemble’s collaborative spirit is a microcosm for that of the festival: its members have collaborated with Grizzly Bear, The National, Björk and others.”

See the full article here.


From Q2 Live Concerts: “Michael Gordon’s Decasia: Live from World Financial Center Winter Garden “

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“On Friday, February 3 at 7:30 pm ET, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live team up again for another live audio Webcast of live scores to the silent films of acclaimed American filmmaker Bill Morrison. Tonight, enjoy Michael Gordon’s riveting score to Morrison’s 2002 masterpiece, Decasia, as performed by The Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble at World Financial Center Winter Garden. The evening will be hosted by John Schaefer of WNYC’s New Sounds Live.


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Hailed as a “stirring, haunting modern masterpiece…” by The Guardian, the 72 minute Decasia is an evocative assemblage of deteriorating, black and white video footage over which Gordon has pieced together a texture of detuned piano and out-of-phrase orchestral sonorities.”

See the full post here, including an audio of the composer speaking about the composition.

[A personal note: this is one of my favorite pieces of music. I think that I first heard it on wnyc2, the predecessor of Q2. I bought it in .mp3 while it was still being streamed.]


From Q2 Live Concerts: “Jóhann Jóhannsson: Live from World Financial Center Winter Garden”

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The Wordless Music Orchestra Performs Jóhannsson’s Score to Bill Morrison’s The Miners’ Hymns
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Jóhann Jóhannsson

“On Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30 pm ET, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live audio Webcast of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s visceral score to filmmaker Bill Morrison’s silent film, The Miners’ Hymns. The music will be performed by the Wordless Music Orchestra conducted by Guðni Franzson and introduced by New Sounds Live host, John Schaefer.

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Wordless Music Orchestra conducted by Brad Lubman


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The Miners’ Hymns from Bill Morrison, who Variety heralded as ‘one of the most adventurous American filmmakers,’ is a meditation on the daily lives of coal miners in the industrial city of Durham in northeast England during the early 20th century. Conceived with composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Miners’ Hymns contrasts archival footage, some dating back 100 years, with sweeping aerial views of a transformed modern-day Durham.

Jóhannsson’s score to the 52 minute film provides a moving account of the miners’ lives, simultaneously heroic and hardscrabble, with a rich brass and electronic-heavy texture. The music also harkens back to the colliery brass bands caught in the film’s archival footage. “

See the full article here, including “…a taste for the film from the film’s preview and this interview with Morrison and Jóhannsson discussing their collaboration.”


From JAZZCORNER.com: “KEITH JARRETT TO RETURN TO CARNEGIE HALL FOR SOLO PIANO CONCERT”

KEITH JARRETT – SOLO PIANO

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“An Evening of Piano Improvisations
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 – 8:00 PM

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Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Keith Jarrett returns to New York’s Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 8:00 PM to perform one his rare solo piano concerts. The concert will feature an entire evening of solo piano improvisations.”

See the full post here.

While you are at it, check out these wonderful interviews of Keith Jarrett at WNYC.

An Hour With Keith Jarrett – Produced and hosted by Sara Fishko May 29, 2003

A Conversation with Keith Jarrett – John Schaefer, New Sounds PGM 56 April 13, 1987
Recorded at Keith’s home in New Jersey


From Q2 Music: “ETHEL Quartet Performs Jacob TV “

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Q2 is the 24/7 New Music Stream from New York Public Radio

Thursday, December 22, 2011

“Each Thursday at 7 pm this winter, stream Q2 Music for weekly Webcasts of new-music shows as recorded live at premiere venues around New York City. This week, the adventurous ETHEL String Quartet performs the eccentric, boundary-bending music of Dutch composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis.


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A Reich-influenced Dutch composer with a political agenda, composer Jacob TV is in fact at home enough in the culture he satirizes so astutely to have won ardent champions among the highest ranks of American performers. His music is presented here by ETHEL, a celebrated post-classical string quartet that performs adventurous music of the past four decades, with emphasis on works composed since 1995.

The original webcast was the launching point for JacobTV on the Radio: an immersive 5-day festival that began March 17 and celebrated the music of JacobTV. Featuring introductions by phantom host JacobTV himself, hours of previously unheard pieces–from extensive European-only and private recordings of recent premieres, including his Piano Concerto No.2, Sky Falling, exclusive downloads and previous insightful appearances on WNYC, JacobTV on the Radio was an in-depth and far-reaching exploration of TV’s experimental sound.

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This concert, hosted by John Schaefer of WNYC’s New Sounds and Soundcheck, was recorded live from Merkin Concert Hall on March 11th, 2010.”

See the full article here.


From Q2 Live Concerts: “Music of Lindberg, Lunsqui and HK Gruber”

Three Delayed Webcasts of The New York Philharmonic’s New-Music Series CONTACT!

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Clockwise from top left: Alexandre Lunsqui (Luiz Machado), Magnus Lindberg (Sara Vuorjoki/FIMIC), HK Gruber (Lea Suzuki)

Q2 Music is proud to announce three delayed Webcasts Wednesday, December 21 at 8 pm, Saturday December 24 at noon, and Thursday, December 29 at 8 pm of The New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! series featuring music by HK Gruber, Magnus Lindberg, and Alexandre Lunsqui.

This final CONTACT! program of 2011 features HK Gruber’s celebrated 1978 pandemonium piece Frankenstein!!, Magnus Lindberg’s Gran Duo for woodwinds and brass, and the world premiere of Alexandre Lunsqui’s Fibers, Yarn and Wire.

These concerts will be recorded live in-concert at the Metropolitan Opera (hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer) and Symphony Space on, respectively, December 16 and 17, and will include interviews with the composers and well as New York Philharmonic conductor, Alan Gilbert. Full audio from CONTACT! will be posted on this page for a period of two weeks following the first Webcast.

See the full post here.


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