Music for Self-Isolation began as a project for musicians to support each other and their fans through the beginning of the pandemic, spearheaded by composer, Frank Horvat. It has evolved, over a year, into a worldwide collaboration to share music and musicians’ stories to a wider audience. Created by filmmaker, Adam Crosby, this documentary is […]
‘The Fire Within, The Ocean Without’, (aka ‘A Fire Inside, An Ocean Without’) featuring Sigríður Sigurðardóttir and Friðrik Erlingsson, is a special feature about Gudrid’s origins, shot on location in Iceland in 2016. ‘Far Traveler’ (working title) is a new opera from American composer Jeffrey Leiser. It follows the life of Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir [985-1050], a […]
Documentaire réalisé par Dorian Supin sur Arvo Pärt en 2002. Il propose portrait du compositeur s’étendant sur trois ans, montrant les répétitions, les rencontres, l’ordinaire d’un créateur. Site officiel d’Arvo Pärt : http://ow.ly/LlHX301SYNL. Mise en ligne par Arthur Yasmine, poète vivant. → chaîne youtube principale : http://ow.ly/ZRqCW
World Premiere Utah Symphony Commission Sections from “Control (Five Landscapes for Orchestra)” by Nico Muhly Thierry Fischer, Music Director Utah Symphony Orchestra Joshua Higgason, Video Installation Designer Dawn To Dust World Premieres of three works commissioned by the Utah Symphony! Pre-Order on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1YxkSvC DAWN TO DUST contains live recordings of three significant and adventurous […]
Miya Masaoka describing her sound installation “A Long Way to F#” in situ in the Jane Bancroft Cook Library on the campus of New College of Florida. The installation was made during her residence at New Music New College in November of 2015.
“We live in an age of technology in which machines touch every part of our lives. It is not suprising that music has also been influenced by technology.” This 1983 documentary film by director and writer Bernard Wilets examines the basics of analog synthesis, digital sampling and sequencing.
A video highlight reel from the upcoming documentary film by Zac Nicholson and Tristan Cook about the American Composers Forum 15-member artists delegation to the 28th Havana Contemporary Music Festival, November 25-21, 2015.
Dosia McKay discusses her pathway to composition, the sources of inspiration for her music, and her new projects. Special thanks to Chris Stack for camera work and scripting, and to Sally Sparks and Lora Tannenholz for helping us create the magic. Thank you to Cheryl Krugel-Lee for help with the New York video footage and […]
A full length documentary about the Low Noise2 exhibition at Toi Poneke Gallery (February-March 2015). Featuring interviews with artists Jason Wright (curator), Richard Robertshawe, Mo H. Zareei, Paul Mathews, Blake Johnston and Timothy J. Barraclough. Original concept and audio post-production by Jason Post. Film made by Chris Watson for the Resound project at SOUNZ, funded […]
A glimpse into the life of composer, pedagogue, cultural ambassador and famed pupil of Edgard Varese, Chou Wen-chung. Part of Q2 Music’s ongoing video series devoted to exploring the daily lives of contemporary composers. Q2 Music lives online at www.q2music.org. The music featured in this video is from Windswept Peaks by Chou Wen-chung, performed by […]
Q2 Music hopped on a train and visited electronic musician Dan Deacon at his studio space in Baltimore, Md., this past August. A former music venue, Deacon’s studio is, really, exactly what you’d expect from a composer and performer with a penchant for colorful music videos and frenzied live performances. More: http://bit.ly/XnSpxk. Video: Kim Nowacki […]
For the second installment of Q2 Spaces, we visited Morton Subotnick and Joan La Barbara’s Greenwich Village apartment, where they’ve lived and worked for the past 17 years. The walls are lined with the artwork of friends and collaborators and the kitchen cupboard doubles as La Barbara’s vocal booth. A shelf in Subotnick’s studio houses […]
Combining found sounds and toy instruments with electronics and orchestral instruments, the music of composer Angélica Negrón resonates with a sound at once chillingly futuristic and intimately nostalgic. Her compositions draw as much from the classical music tradition as they do from ambient music, visual art and the composer’s own Puerto Rican heritage. We visited […]
The latest episode of Q2 Spaces takes us to Washington state’s Puget Sound and the small sailboat where musician, composer and collaborator Jherek Bischoff was raised, and to his Seattle apartment where he surrounds himself with instruments and not much else. More: http://bit.ly/12TKJkd Video: Kim Nowacki | Q2 Music. Music: Tracks from Jherek Bischoff’s “Scores: […]
In his own words, Mark Stewart makes a living playing a little bit of popular music, quite a bit of semi-popular music and an enormous amount of unpopular music — the last being all the music you probably haven’t heard. A musician, instrument maker, guitarist for the Bang on a Can All-Stars and the music […]
Composer-pianist, electronic-music producer and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer has built a career of making connections in music — literally. For this episode of Q2 Spaces, we visited the East Harlem apartment where Iyer has lived for the past two years with his wife and daughter. His piano is set up on the first floor […]
In this episode of Q2 Spaces, we tour the living quarters and urban fairy-tale rehearsal space of visionary composer and singer Meredith Monk. More: http://bit.ly/1xeBdte Monk opens a window onto her longstanding Buddhist practice; her sculptured, cinematic approach to composition and cultivation of a “beginner’s mind;” her turtle Neutron and piano Rose; and an upbringing […]
For this episode of Q2 Spaces, we visit the Detroit home of Shara Worden, the endlessly busy and enigmatic singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a dizzying blur of creativity. Best known as the face of indie ensemble My Brightest Diamond and a one-time member of the Decemberists, she’s collaborated with David Lang, Sufjan Stevens, […]
For the third installment of Q2 Spaces, we visited the home and work space of Tristan Perich, a New York-based sound, visual and installation artist whose music blends a composer’s interest in acoustic classical instruments and electronic manipulation with an inventor’s exploration into circuitry and computer code. More: http://bit.ly/11UTtG9 Video: Kim Nowacki & Alex Ambrose […]
The second season of Q2 Spaces kicks off with Connecticut-born composer-pianist Timo Andres, who likens his music to “walking into an interesting apartment and seeing a few things next to each other that tell you something about a person.” At once familiar and modern, forward-looking and reverent, Andres’s music tells the story of a composer […]
Interview by Frank J. Oteri Video presentation by Molly Sheridan One of the themes Robert Honstein frequently comes back to in his pieces is technology and how it impacts on our lives, yet ironically his music thus far has been anything but high-tech. Aside from the occasional electric guitar or electric bass, Honstein’s timbral palette […]
“A profile of composer Steve Reich, a leading creator of stripped-down, “minimal” music. The program explores how Reich’s music eventually became accessible to the musical audience at large. Included are interviews with the composer himself, and contemporaries, and also performances of some of his works.”
The La Jolla Symphony presents the North American premiere of Philip Glass’ Cello Concerto. In addition to the dynamic performance, this program features comments from renowned cellist Wendy Sutter, conductor Steven Schick, and the composer himself. [2/2008] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 13829]
This documentary shows Arvo Pärt at home with his family and working in his study. He is interviewed/provides voiceover in Estonian/Russian with subtitled English translations. Concert rehearsals (The Hilliard Ensemble/ Western Wind Choir/Paul Hillier) (unknown Finnish choir & orchestra/Eri Klas) and a studio session (Arvo Pärt: Yamaha DX7 keyboard, Jan Garbarek: tenor saxophone & Manfred […]