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  • richardmitnick 4:04 PM on January 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Q2 Music Previews the Ecstatic Music Festival 2012” 

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

    An Evening of Musical Cross-Pollination at The Greene Space
    Wednesday, February 01, 2012

    “On Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 pm in The Greene Space, Q2 Music presents a live concert and videocast with a star-studded lineup of composer-performers from this season’s hotly-anticipated Ecstatic Music Festival 2012. Hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight, the show includes performances by new-music polymaths Jason Treuting, Angélica Negron, Sxip Shirey and Jherek Bischoff, as well as a conversation with composer and Ecstatic Music Festival curator and founder, Judd Greenstein.

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    Terrance McKnight

    At the nexus of the active, New York-centric indie-classical scene, The Ecstatic Music Festival made a name for itself in its inaugural year as a ground-breaking series emphasizing vibrant, adventurous ensembles and unlikely collaborations between composers from the pop and classical realms. In this its second year, the festival returns with an exciting new line-up of artists from diverse musical backgrounds and its signature emphasis on curiosity, risk and discovery.

    See the full article here.

     
  • richardmitnick 10:57 AM on January 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “The Holy Trinity of Contemporary Polish Music “ 

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    Composer Jakub Ciupinski Curates Music by Lutoslawski, Penderecki, and Górecki

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    Jakub Ciupinski

    “Join Polish composer and electronic musician Jakub Ciupinski on Monday, January 16 at 7 pm for the first of two curated sets of Polish contemporary music. The first episode explores the holy trinity of 20th Century Polish new-music: Krzyztof Penderecki, Witold Lutoslawski, and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.

    A student of legendary Polish composer Kryzsztof Penderecki as well as the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse, Jakub Ciupinski has been performed by a wide array of A-list new-music performers, including violinist Anne Akiko-Meyers, The New Juilliard Ensemble, and Metropolis Ensemble. He’s also a regular performer of electroacoustic “gesture-based” music and a co-founder of the contemporary composer collective Blind Ear Music.

    Join us for Jakub’s first show to hear music by the three titans of the 20th century whose work profoundly changed our international understanding of classical music. Tune in again Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a set that focuses on the new wave of contemporary Polish composers.”

    See the full article here.

     
  • richardmitnick 5:04 PM on January 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music – Written on the Wind: Huang Ruo and Min Xiao-fen 

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    Composer-Performers Huang Ruo and Min Xiao-fen Perform Live in The Greene Space

    On Jan. 27 at 7 pm in The Greene Space, composer Huang Ruo joins WQXR host David Garland for Written on the Wind — an evening of conversation and premiere performances from New York and China-based composers that explore how place and tradition shape a composer’s style.

    The evening includes music by New York composer/performers Min Xiao-Fen and Huang Ruo, Chen Xing-Ruo from Beijing, and Shen Ye from Shanghai, performed on traditional Chinese and western instruments.

    See the full article here.

     
  • richardmitnick 10:12 AM on January 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Digging Deep “ 

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    This Week’s Webcast: Music of Wolfe, Glass, Gordon, and Gubaidulina
    Thursday, January 05, 2012

    “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’s concert is taken from the first evening of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the annual Look & Listen Festival.

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    Recorded May 19th, 2011 at the Chelsea Art Museum and hosted by Q2 Music Host Nadia Sirota, the performance featured JACK Quartet performing works by Julia Wolfe and Philip Glass, percussionist Doug Perkins performing Michael Gordon’s XY, and pianist Tanya Bannister presenting Sofia Gubaidulina’s Chaconne. So Percussion offers a “virtual” performance of a work dedicated to the festival, and both Wolfe and Gordon offer insights into the compositional processes behind their respective pieces.


    Nadia Sirota

    The Look & Listen Festival, founded in 2002 by composer Michael Gordon, is an annual event presenting cutting-edge contemporary music in New York City’s most prestigious art galleries. Each year, the festival features composer and visual artist interviews, presentations of pre-recorded electronic works by the Look & Listen Festival Composers Collective, and live performances of works by both established and emerging new-music composers.”

    The full article is here.

     
  • richardmitnick 8:29 PM on December 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Nowej Muzyka: An Overview “ 

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    A Weeklong Celebration of Contemporary Polish Music | January 16-22, 2012
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    “From January 16 to 22, 2012, Q2 Music presents Nowej Muzyka (or New Music in Polish) — an multifaceted immersion in the sounds of contemporary Polish new music, featuring two 24-hour marathons, live Warsaw Autumn Festival recordings, composer-curated shows, and a Webcast of In Memoriam Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, recorded live at Greenwich Village’s (Le) Poisson Rouge.”

    See the full article for a complete listing of the events.

    Hosted by Nadia Sirota

     
  • richardmitnick 7:24 AM on December 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “ETHEL Quartet Performs Jacob TV “ 

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    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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    JacobTV

    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.

     
  • richardmitnick 7:32 PM on December 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “New Music Countdown” 

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    Please visit Q2’s New Music Countdown.

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    “What are the modern-day equivalents of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Bach’s Brandenburgs and Mozart’s Requiem? Or, to put it another way, who would be elected prom king and queen in the homecoming of breathtaking, paradigm-shifting classical music composed in the 20th and 21st centuries?! It’s up to you to decide.

    Join Q2 Music’s inaugural NEW MUSIC countdown by voting for your favorite classical works composed on or after 1900.

    When you visit the page, “write in your selections using the entry form”, We’ll tally your votes and count down the top listener picks starting Dec. 29 and continue through New Year’s Eve.
    Help us explore and give shape to the classical canon of tomorrow!”

     
  • richardmitnick 5:41 PM on December 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “On Signatures, Broken Rhythms and Mutes “ 

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    Get to Know the Brazilian-born Composer and New York Philharmonic Commission Recipient
    Thursday, December 15, 2011

    By Alexandre Lunsqui

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    Alexandre Lunsqui

    “I began to write this post only a few minutes after the first rehearsal of my work Fibers, Yarn and Wire with the New York Philharmonic, under the auspices of maestro Alan Gilbert. The rehearsals are taking place in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum.

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    The score to Fibers, Yarn and Wire (Alexandre Lunsqui)

    When I began to compose Fibers, Yarn and Wire, two pictures became important sources for ideas. I am quoting myself here: ‘One picture was taken from the architect Peter Vanderpoel’s essay titled Polyrhythms and Architecture and it consists of a large cloth made up of discreet strips woven individually and then assembled side by side to provide the finished garment. The other picture is a colorful staircase in the interior of a Moroccan building. Both pictures show the results of a similar working process: raw material — fiber and pigment — becoming exquisite forms. The outward complexity of these works almost conceals the highly elaborated, meticulous, and somewhat hypnotic handicraft involved. Yet, they immediately resonate as potential models for music making.”

    See the rest of the composer’s essay here.

     
  • richardmitnick 9:04 AM on December 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Gloria Cheng meets the Calder Quartet “ 

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    [Originated]Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on January 5, 2011
    Thursday, December 15, 2011

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    Gloria Cheng and the Calder Quartet (Noriko Okabe)

    “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: pianist Gloria Cheng and the Calder Quartet.

    The Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet has forged an adventurous path, performing with indie rockers and experimental classical musicians. The group joins a fellow Californian, the experimental pianist Gloria Cheng for a set of pieces by Kaija Saariaho, Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen and more. The show was recorded live on January 5, 2011 at Greenwich Village’s (Le) Poisson Rouge by Q2 Music.”

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    Gloria Cheng

    The full article is here.

     
  • richardmitnick 5:08 PM on December 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Contact! High: Composer Alexandre Lunsqui” 

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    Get to Know the Brazilian-born Composer and New York Philharmonic Commission Recipient

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    Alexandre Lunsqui

    “In anticipation of the world premiere of Alexandre Lunsqui’s New York Philharmonic-commissioned Fibers, Yarn and Wire this Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 at the Metropolitan Museum and Symphony Space, respectively, Q2 Music presents an exclusive chance to get to know the composer behind this season’s NY Phil CONTACT! new-music series. Delayed webcasts of CONTACT! can be heard on Q2 Music December 21, 24 and 29.”

    See the full article here.

     
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