Holy Minimalism on Q2

Holy Minimalism on Q2
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On Nadia Sirota on Q2,

Join Nadia all this week starting at 12 for music by spiritual minimalist icons Arvo Part and John Tavener, but also some lesser-known pieces by Hans Otte and Peteris Vasks.

Nadia tells us, “Arvo Pärt is one of those composers whose music stands out in a crowd; it’s compelling, it’s specific, and it’s moving. For years I’ve been casually referring to our friend Arvo as a “Holy Minimalist,” without really thinking about that genre distiction as it relates to anyone else but Arvo. How silly of me!

There are, in fact, quite a few composers out there who write mystical, religious, or meditative music that evokes a minimal or postminimal language. The deeper I dug, the more I found, and I’m very excited to share what I’ve discovered.
So! Holy Minimalism (Batman)! There are a lot of composers this week whose works are new to me, notably Hans Otte and Peteris Vasks.

Nadia Sirota on Q2 streams from 12:00-4:00 noon and midnight weekdays.

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