On-Demand Video: Q2 Music Celebrates the Best of New Music in 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Violinists Amy Kauffman and Cornelius Dufallo at Q2 Music's 2014 Best of New Music concert in The Greene Space Violinists Amy Kauffman and Cornelius Dufallo at Q2 Music's 2014 Best of New Music concert in The Greene Space (Photo by Janice Yi, courtesy of The Greene Space)

On Dec. 2, Q2 Music held a star-studded celebration of some of the year’s most riveting and gorgeous new-music recordings, hosted by Meet the Composer's Nadia Sirota.

The evening featured Tre Voci – the chamber ensemble featuring Grammy Award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian alongside flutist Marina Piccinini and harpist Sivan Magen – performing Tōru Takemitsu’s And then I knew ´twas Wind, a work inspired by the music of Debussy and a line from the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Soprano Mellissa Hughes performed excerpts from Jacob Cooper’s Silver Threads – an evocative six-song cycle for soprano and electronics, based in large part by a haiku of Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō.

Violinists Cornelius Dufallo and Amy Kauffman were joined by stop-motion animations of New York-based artist Josh Dorman in three movements from composer Anna Clyne’s nostalgic, Baroque improvisation-inspired The Violin.

Composers Jacob Cooper and Anna Clyne joined Sirota on-stage for mid-concert interviews. 

Watch on-demand video of the entire show:

PART ONE

 

PART TWO

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