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      The Ear Taxi Festival: A Preview

      Chicago is rapidly becoming known as one of the country’s premiere cities for contemporary music and the Ear Taxi festival aims to showcase this great work. We’ll choose the highlights from the festival’s ambitious lineup of 300 musicians, 75 composers, 25 ensembles, and 53 world premieres Pablo Chin “Three Burials I” EXCERPT Amos Gillespie “Lacework” […]

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      Soundward: What’s New from Cantaloupe Music

      Another episode in our ongoing series of conversations with Phil Kline from Q2 Music features a typically eclectic lineup of new releases that we think should be on your radar. The Beatles “Revolution 9” (arr. Matt Marks) from Modernists EXCERPT Charles Wuorinen “Big Spinoff” from Modernists 8:25 Kate Moore “Broken Rosary” from Kate Moore: Stories […]

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      Contemporary Vinyl

      Old is new again as composers and performers return to the LP format for their latest releases. We’ll dust off our record player to feature a variety of new music released on vinyl. Frank Zappa “Igor’s Boogie” 0:39 Zbigiew Turski “Sinfonia Olimpica” from Adrzej Markowski Conducts the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchetra EXCERPT Dana Lyn “Maintenance Music” […]

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      Jonny Greenwood playing a glockenspiel with Radiohead at the Heineken Music Hall (Photo by Michell Zappa)

      Jonny Greenwood playing a glockenspiel with Radiohead at the Heineken Music Hall (Photo by Michell Zappa)

      Radiohead

      Crossover between classical and rock musicians was common in the 1970’s but has taken a bit of a break until recently. Now instead of composers influencing rock musicians like Brian Eno, a rock band is having a huge influence on a diverse array of composers around the globe. The music of Radiohead has been arranged […]

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