Q2 Elicits Your Feedback!

Q2, The online “Living Music, Living Composers” arm of New York’s classical radio station WQXR (105.9 FM) is requesting some feedback from its listeners. Their Listener Survey (available online here), subtitled “Help Us Serve You!”, provides Q2 listeners with an opportunity to let the station know what’s working and what you would like to see changed. Please take a few minutes and let the good folks at Q2 know that you’re out there listening with discerning ears and an appetite for more contemporary classical listening fare.

Friday – Saturday: Viva 21st Century Marathon

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From Friday 2 PM to Saturday 2 PM (EST), broadcaster Marvin Rosen will be hosting “Viva 21st Century,” a marathon of recent classical music on Princeton’s WPRB 103.3 FM (also on the web at www.wprb.com). The broadcast will include over eighty composers.

Marvin has informed me that my “Gilgamesh Suite EP” (out now on BandCamp) will be featured sometime between 7 and 9 PM on Friday.

More details below.

Viva 21st Century

Classical Discoveries will present the 10th Annual program and the 6th 24-Hour Marathon totally devoted to music composed in the 21st century.

VIVA 21ST CENTURY – INTERNATIONAL EDITION

24-HOUR LIVE WPRB RADIO BROADCAST with Marvin Rosen

starts: Friday, December 28, 2012 – 2:00pm
ends: Saturday, December 29, 2012 – 2:00pm.

Approximately 80 composers will have their works aired during this marathon.
Milosz Bembinow, Thomas Blomenkamp, Sylvie Bodorova,Christian Carey, Jennifer Castellano, Daniel Dorff, Hugues Dufourt, Rosemary Duxbury, Ivan Erod, Vladimir Godar, Ola Gjeilo, Jennifer Higdon, Matthew Hindson, Mary Ann Joyce-Walter, Lei Liang, Michel Lysight, Peter Machajdik, Franco Antonio Mirenzi, Andrew Rudin, Carl Ruttl, Somei Satoh, Ravi Shankar, Ylva Skog, Allan Stephenson, John Tavener, Giel Vleggaar, Joelle Wallach and many, many others.

For Internet listeners link to excellent Time Zone Converter: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc

Facebook event page here: RSVP and invite your friends!

Today: 60X60 Radio Request Extravaganza

In 2012, 60X60 celebrates a decade of presenting minute long works. This afternoon, there will be a  “Radio Request Extravaganza” broadcast, featuring works submitted to the 2012 60X60 Call for Recordings. Tune in to 98.7 WFMT for the “Relevant Tones” show from 4-5 CMT (and call in your requests to 773-279-2017).

If any are so inclined, my “Gilgamesh Variation 1″ is one of the works on offer.

Hey, I’m on Soundcheck!




Dan Deacon is the featured artist on today’s Soundcheck podcast, discussing and playing excerpts from his new release “America.”

For the first time, I get a cameo on the show, sharing my “Nightmare Cruise” band selection at about 10 minutes in. It didn’t make the final edit, but I do like the band in question just fine … on dry land. But since “Together They’re Heavy,” I feared capsizing; cult-ish behavior as well.



Ladies and Gentleman, Start Your Smartphones

Tonight at 6:30 PM, Phil Kline’s dreamcitynine, a new work for smartphone wielders and 60 percussionists playing a quiet accompaniment, will be premiered at the North (Hearst) Plaza of Lincoln Center in NYC. The work’s title is an anagram of the word ‘indeterminacy;’ appropriately, it is a Lincoln Center Dut of Doors commission to celebrate the Cage centenary.

The source material consists of sixty one-minute long stories, told by a range of artists, from Kline to Philip Glass to Andrei Codrescu. You can hear and download them via Q2 here.

Audience participation is encouraged. You can download a droid app here and iPhone one here.