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What is the sound of 21st century classical music? What does it mean to be a composer in an age that’s seemingly post-everything? Every week on Mixtapes, Q2 Music asks one of today’s active and “big A” Artists to weigh in and choose an hour of music that they find particularly compelling in today’s exciting new-music climate.

What is the sound of 21st century classical music? What does it mean to be a composer in an age that’s seemingly post-everything? Every week on Mixtapes, Q2 Music asks one of today’s active and “big A” Artists to weigh in and choose an hour of music that they find particularly compelling in today’s exciting new-music climate.
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What is the sound of 21st century classical music? What does it mean to be a composer in an age that’s seemingly post-everything? Every week on Mixtapes, Q2 Music asks one of today’s active and “big A” Artists to weigh in and choose an hour of music that they find particularly compelling in today’s exciting new-music climate.

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Episodes

Captivating Sound Worlds with Daniel Wohl

6/5/2013
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Electroacoustic composer Daniel Wohl has collaborated with a growing roster of ensembles including So Percussion, Eighth Blackbird the ensemble TRANSIT, with whom he'll release the forthcoming record "Corpus" later this month.

Duration:00:44:32

Eighth Blackbird's Rough-and-Ready Free-for-All

5/15/2013
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Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird keeps a busy concert schedule, including premieres from Aaron Jay Kernis, Bryce Dessner and Steve Mackey in 2013 alone. Listen to their "free-for-all" Mixtape.

Duration:01:01:02

Mark Dancigers with Music that Moves

5/8/2013
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Composer and electric guitarist Mark Dancigers is Artistic Director of the New York-based NOW Ensemble. His Mixtape includes music by Paul Lansky, Jan Gabarek as well as fellow composer-guitarist Steven Mackey.

Duration:01:01:06

Olga Bell with Music that Challenges

5/1/2013
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Composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Olga Bell has collaborated with Osvaldo Golijov, Philip Glass and the hip hop group Das Racist. Bell appeared as part of last weekend's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival at BAM.

Duration:01:02:27

Julia Holter: Music to Hear Now

4/24/2013
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Today's mixtape comes courtesy of Los Angeles-based experimental singer/songwriter Julia Holter, a featured artist in this week's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, a festival that blurs the boundaries of indie rock and contemporary classical music.

Duration:01:09:24

Grooves, Pulses/Florals and Lines with Vicky Chow

4/10/2013
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A fixture in New York's new-music scene, pianist Vicky Chow has worked with a formidable and varied roster of composers and performers. Her mixtape includes favorites from Florent Ghys, Donnacha Dennehy, Nik Bartsch and more.

Duration:00:58:09

Rocking Hard and Subverting Expectations with Dan Visconti

4/3/2013
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With commissions from the Kronos Quartet and the Minnesota Orchestra and an upcoming Carnegie Hall premiere, composer Dan Visconti is impressively busy. Hear his Mixtape.

Duration:01:01:04

Attacca Quartet Presents Music for Your Next Car Ride

3/27/2013
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The Attacca Quartet recently released its debut album of John Adams's complete string quartets with a performance featuring the composer himself. Here the ensemble presents a Mixtape of favorite car ride music.

Duration:00:42:30

The Symbiosis of Composer and Performer According to Evan Ziporyn

3/20/2013
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Evan Ziporyn has written for Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, Kronos Quartet and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. He cofounded the Bang on a Can All-Stars and is the founder of Gamelon Galak Tika. His Mixtape celebrates the duality of composer and performer.

Duration:01:10:34

Sarah Kirkland Snider: A Smattering of Notes and Rhythms

3/13/2013
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Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has worked with a who's-who of the new-music world, including ACME, Roomful of Teeth, Signal and NOW Ensemble. She also a cofounder of New Amsterdam records. Last month, her song cycle Unremembered premiered at the Ecstatic Music Festival.

Duration:01:11:50

Accounting in Reverse with Jayson Greene

3/6/2013
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Jayson Greene has an omnivorous musical appetite. Managing Editor for eMusic and a writer for Pitchfork and the Village Voice, he's also a classically trained musician. His mixtape stretches from Debussy to Suzanne Ciani and Elliott Carter.

Duration:01:21:00

A Tribute to My Teachers

2/27/2013
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Composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel has worked with diverse cross-section of the new-music community, including Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Mos Def and eighth blackbird. His Mixtape is a tribute to his teachers which include Louis Andriessen and Henri Dutilleux.

Duration:01:08:43

Marvin Lin on the Proliferation of Electrical Currents

2/20/2013
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Marvin Lin is the editor-in-chief of the webzine Tiny Mix Tapes. His Mixtape tours the history of electronic music, from Duchamp to Matmos.

Duration:00:59:29

In the Hot Zone with Jack Quartet

2/13/2013
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Jack Quartet has become somewhat of a lynchpin of New York City's burgeoning new-music scene. Jack offers an hour of music by friends, colleagues and their own violinist Christopher Otto.

Duration:01:01:52

'And Then It Hit Me...' by Andrew Norman

2/6/2013
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Pulitzer Prize finalist Andrew Norman was a featured composer for the New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! series. His Mixtape features music that blew him away on the first listen.

Duration:01:00:26

Melissa Smey and the Composers of Miller Theatre

1/30/2013
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Melissa Smey is the Director of the Miller Theatre at Columbia University. Her Mixtape includes several composers from the venue's Composer Portrait series, which begins its spring season on February 9.

Duration:00:59:45

Order Never Mattered: Andy Akiho

1/23/2013
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The music of rising composer Andy Akiho has been performed by Eighth Blackbird, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Ethel String Quartet. His mixtape features pieces from Debussy to Feldman.

Duration:01:09:42

Feast of Music's Mixed Bag

1/16/2013
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Peter Matthews is the founder of Feast of Music, a blog covering live music in New York City. His genre-spanning Mixtape includes music by Adams, Coltrane, Messiaen and Muhly.

Duration:01:01:54

New York, Mid-Winter with Laurie Spiegel

1/9/2013
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Since the reissue of her seminal 1980 debut album "The Expanding Universe," computer music pioneer Laurie Spiegel has enjoyed a resurgence of attention. She offers music for the season on this week's Mixtape.

Duration:01:03:02

Nils Frahm's Music For The End Of The World

1/2/2013
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Delicate and introspective, the music of Nils Frahm carries a certain chilled, wintery character. For his Mixtape, the pianist-producer offers a playlist of post-holiday music taken from his vinyl collection.

Duration:00:56:35