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  • richardmitnick 5:14 PM on April 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Marvin Rosen’s Classical Discoveries at WPRB: “SACRED BRIDGES” IV 

    “The fourth annual program: SACRED BRIDGES Wednesday April 4, 2012
    presented during the time of important Jewish and Christian holidays, but focus is on music from multiple religious traditions rather than just two.


    Dr Marvin Rosen

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    On this program of spiritual music you will hear Four Biblical Tableau by the Russian/American Composer, Aaron Avshalomov (1894-1964), Requiem and Resurrection by the American Composer, Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000), Vous vous invitons a la Pere, Op. 58 by the Indian/English Composer, Hidayat Inyat Khan (1917- ), Miserere (2009) by Scottish Composer, James MacMillan (1959- ), Da Lamentatione Jeremiae by English Composer John Mundy (c. 1555-1630), Gurdjieff: Violin Concerto No. 2 by Australian Composer, Larry Sitsky (1934- ), Requiem by English Composer, Sir John Tavener (1944- ) plus music by Hermann Berlinski, Isabella Leonarda, Meira Warshauer and many others.

    The program will also include a number of selections by the Greek/Armenian traveller, Mystic and Composer Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (1877-1949)”

    G.I. Gurdjieff
    G.I. Gurdjieff

    Listen in the Central New Jersey area at 103.3FM, or at wprb.com

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  • richardmitnick 8:51 PM on March 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Hammered! at Q2: “Lisa Moore Hosts Hammered!” 

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    Hammered! is a focused keyboard program at Q2. The program streams weekdays at 11AM and 11PM on Q2.

    Our second pianists-in-residence curating weeklong programs of piano music for American Mavericks

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    “This month on Hammered! we invite three pianists to curate episodes focused on the diverse body of keyboard music generated by some of the twentieth and twenty-first century’s most revolutionary musicians. Listen in 11 am and pm all this week for episodes hosted by the innovative Lisa Moore.

    By Lisa Moore

    ‘I’m thrilled to be curating a week of American Maverick episodes for Q2 Music’s Hammered!. My programs celebrate ‘maverick’ piano music – often with roots in song, ragtime, blues and jazz. Examples are sourced from historic live recordings, hot-off-the-press takes and composers’ private collections. There’s the straight-up 88 keys, player-pianos, prepared pianos, multiple pianos, a harpsichord, an accordion, organs and also marimbas. There’s detuned, well-tuned, and perhaps a little out of tune…(can’t blame us).

    Daily from Monday to Thursday Hammered! explores a mix of 20th century examples – from early to late. There’s some Eubie Blake, Scott Joplin, Henry Cowell, George Gershwin, Charles Ives, Conlon Nancarrow, Ruth Crawford Seeger, John Cage, Steve Reich, Frederic Rzewski, Philip Glass, John Adams, Ingram Marshall, Martin Bresnick, William Albright, Jerome Kitzke, Julia Wolfe, Annie Gosfield, Don Byron and more.

    On Friday March 23rd I wrap things up with the next new (somewhat younger) 21st century generation of voices – composer such as Daniel Wohl, Paul Kerekes, Hannah Lash and Missy Mazzoli. Alas, it was impossible to include all the beautiful and worthy examples in just 5 hours so my apologies to those not included (next time!).

    See the full article here.

    This week Hammered! is hosted by Lisa Moore
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  • richardmitnick 11:58 AM on March 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Listen Live: Mountain Goats and Anonymous 4” 

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

    Live from Merkin Concert Hall’s Ecstatic Music Festival 2012

    “On Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 pm, ET, Q2 Music presents a live audio Webcast of the sold-out Ecstatic Music Festival concert of influential, indie pioneers Mountain Goats and the acclaimed early vocal music ensemble Anonymous 4.

    The show centers around a performance of Transcendental Youth, a new song cycle by songwriter John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats presented here in an imaginative arrangement by violinist-composer Owen Pallett for voices, piano and guitar. Pallett, aside from releasing numerous albums under his own name (and previously as Final Fantasy), has worked extensively with such indie-rock icons as Arcade Fire and Grizzly Bear.”

    See the full article here.

     
  • richardmitnick 5:54 PM on March 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Listen Live: Dan Deacon, NOW Ensemble and Calder Quartet” 

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

    Live from Merkin Concert Hall’s Ecstatic Music Festival 2012

    On Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 pm ET, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live audio webcast of composer and indie heavyweight Dan Deacon from Merkin Concert Hall’s Ecstatic Music Festival. Following on last year’s collaboration with So Percussion, Dan Deacon now teams up with NOW Ensemble and the Calder Quartet to present a series of world premiere works for chamber ensembles.”

     
  • richardmitnick 1:41 PM on March 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Hammered! at Q2: “Kathleen Supové Hosts Hammered!” 

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    Hammered! is a focused keyboard program at Q2. The program streams weekdays at 11AM and 11PM on Q2.

    “This month on Hammered! we invite three pianists to curate episodes focused on the diverse body of keyboard music generated by some of the twentieth and twenty-first century’s most revolutionary musicians. Listen in 11 am and pm all this week for episodes hosted by the fearless Kathleen Supové.

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    By Kathleen Supové

    ‘…When one thinks of American Mavericks, several names immediately come to mind: John Cage, Lou Harrison, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, John Adams, and a few others. In my series, I tried to focus on artists other than these, some of whom are underplayed, some young and not yet well known and some I believe to be Mavericks in ways that perhaps you don’t expect…..'”

    Read all about it here.

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  • richardmitnick 1:44 PM on March 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music – “American Mavericks Festival: What’s Ahead” 

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

    March Madness: Q2 Music Undergoes a Maverick Makeover

    “Q2 Music celebrates America’s great iconoclastic composers this March, when San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas brings his American Mavericks tour to New York. For three full weeks (March 8–30), Q2 Music presents a wide range of special programming — from a trinity of new-music hosts to live concerts to composer profiles to treasures from the WQXR and WNYC archive— with a crowning live event American Mavericks: Music and Conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas on March 26 at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.

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    Maverick John Cage


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    The festival also includes Tilson Thomas hosting a weekday show, contemporary music icons such as David Byrne and Zoe Keating sharing their own “American Mavericks” playlists, and select American Mavericks concerts – including Alarm Will Sound and JACK Quartet – recorded for on-demand listening.

      AMERICAN MAVERICK HOSTS

    MTT AT THE TURNTABLES
    Weekdays at 10am and 5pm ET

    Each weekday, Michael Tilson Thomas will host twice daily at 10am and 5pm ET. Focusing on the San Francisco Symphony’s featured line-up of 17 game-changing composers including Charles Ives, Lou Harrison, Aaron Copland, Morton Feldman, John Cage, and John Adams, Tilson Thomas’s hosted hours present the pioneering conductor’s own insights alongside exclusive archival recordings from the San Francisco Symphony’s storied history of promoting adventurous, cutting-edge American composers. Also included will be freshly-minted live concert recordings from this year’s American Mavericks tour.

    PHIL KLINE
    Weekdays from 8-10am (repeats 6-8pm)

    MARY ROWELL
    Weekdays from 12-2pm (repeats 9-11pm)

    FRED SHERRY
    Weekdays from 3-5pm (repeats midnight-2am)

    I have just hit the high spots. Please visit the complete web page here to know (almost) everything that is going to happen

     
  • richardmitnick 12:50 PM on February 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Hammered at Q2: “Also Sprach A Living Composer!” 

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    Hammered! is a focused keyboard program at Q2. The program streams weekdays at 11AM and 11PM on Q2.

    Living, breathing composers introduce their piano music this week on Hammered!

    “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.

    Really, who better to talk about a new piece than its composer? All week we’ll hear composers like Ingram Marshall, Judd Greenstein, Christopher Cerrone and Lowell Liebermann (and that’s just Monday!) talk about their music before hearing some of the most striking works being written today. Later in the week you’ll be joined by Steve Reich, Missy Mazzoli, Jacob Cooper and Paola Prestini.

    These composer introductions are a feature unique to Q2 Music and invaluable in providing a context for the great music you hear on this program. But we’re still growing our composer intro library, so, if you could hear anyone introduce their own music, who would it be?

    Also, stay tuned later in the week for information about how you can pledge support in our Winter Fund Drive, and lastly keep your eyes peeled for details on — not joking at all — a festival of American Maverick music that is absolutely not to be missed … all right here at Q2 Music.”

    Hammered! is hosted by Conor Hanick

     
  • richardmitnick 9:18 PM on February 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Cued Up at Q2: “Millennial Mavericks” 

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    Cued Up On Q2 streams Sundays at 2PM on Q2; encores Tuesdays at 8PM and Thursdays at 4PM on Q2

    Live performances by NOW Ensemble, Victoire, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and More

    “As Q2 Music prepares to go all-American Mavericks all the time next month, we’ve been doing a lot of listening to Varèse, Copland, Harrison, Cage, Monk and more. But while we’ve been excited to see the return of a concert series given in 2000 by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, we can’t help but think of the new mavericks.

    So taking as a springboard the styles of our 20th-century Mavericks, we’re looking today at in-concert recordings from composers who in this century challenge and redefine the way music is created and consumed.

    There are nods to the greats of the past (such as Sergei Prokofiev’s grandson, Gabriel Prokofiev), but the present has a mightily different face. We’ll hear from Missy Mazzoli’s rockstar quintet Victoire live at Chelesea’s Look and Listen Festival, blending the lines between rock and classical (we’ll hear more to that end with music from Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood). And we’ll hit up the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for a trio by juggernaut composer Kevin Puts.

    There will also be hints of social consciousness in by the NOW Ensemble of Judd Greenstein’s Change and Ensemble 212 of Tahrir by Mohammed Fairouz, and selections from concert series like the Ecstatic Music Festival and SONiC. All told, various threads of the contemporary zeitgeist will weave together in two hours of musical bliss.”

    This edition of Cued Up is hosted by Olivia Giovetti

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    I wish to again remind readers that rthey can still access, enjoy and learn from the original American Public Media radio project American Mavericks.

    While Minnesota Public Radio has taken down most of the audio, you can still access the text materials.

     
  • richardmitnick 9:18 AM on February 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From The New Canon at Q2: “Maverick Roll with Jennifer Koh “ 

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    The New Canon streams Fridays at 1PM on Q2 Music; encore presentations Wednesdays at 10AM and Sundays at 8PM on Q2.

    Bringing the “M” Word Back to Music

    “On The New Canon this week, we gear up for American Mavericks with the festival’s featured violinist Jennifer Koh, asking: What makes a maverick?

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    Jennifer Koh

    Twelve years ago, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony presented twelve concerts honoring American composers who pushed the boundaries of classical music in the 20th Century, redefining the parameters of American sound and our contribution to a European-born genre. Twelve years later, as the SFS celebrates its own centennial, American Mavericks is back with a vivacious vengeance starting in the Bay Area before docking at Carnegie Hall.

    We welcome to The New Canon Maverick violinist Jennifer Koh, who has no small relationship to some of the featured composers (from Adams to Cage), indulging in a sonic star-spangled banner of daring musicians that have forged our national sonic identity. As we listen to some of these composers in action, we invite you to join us in asking Koh, What makes a maverick? And who are our 21st-century mavericks?”

    See the full article here, complete with some interactive utilities.

    Q2 did not mention the American Public Media project inspired by MTT’s SFS and also named American Mavericks, a 13 week radio project guided by MTT and hosted by Suzanne Vega. While some of the audio features are no longer available, there is a vast treasure trove of material still available. Pease visit the site to learn more.The thirteen essays by Kyle Gann give quite a history of all of American music.

    The New Canon on Q2 is hosted by Olivia Giovetti

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  • richardmitnick 7:00 AM on February 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Hammered! at Q2: “Loops, Ladders and Wind-Up Birds” 

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    Hammered! is a focused keyboard program at Q2. The program streams weekdays at 11AM and 11PM on Q2.

    Exploring Brooklyn-based composer Ryan Francis‘s box of musical toys

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    Ryan Anthony Francis

    “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!.

    You can hear Escher in the interlocking motivic infinities in Francis’s Etude Jacob’s Ladder, Murakami’s polished elegance in the Wind-Up Bird Preludes, and Muller’s prophetic solemnity in Consolations.

    This is to say nothing of the musical personalities sitting on his other shoulder, a lineup of composers beginning with Frederic Chopin and filing through Henri Dutilleux and Richard D. James of Aphex Twin. Each of these voices are considered, adapted and synthesized by Francis into an aggressively original musical language that uses nuance, precision and stylistic-variance to create music that is at once lush, probing and inventive.

    Accompanying Hammered!’s week-long survey of his piano music are works that interact with Francis’s language in especially intriguing ways. You’ll hear songs by Franz Schubert, movements from Harrison Birtwistle’s Harrison’s Clocks, a recent work from Arlene Sierra and, to balance Francis’s mammoth Moonlight Fantasy, a remarkable performance from pianist Sergei Babayan of Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit.

    See the full article here.

    Hammered! is hosted by Conor Hanick

     
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