Timothy Andres to Appear on Q2's "The New Canon"
Timothy Andres will appear on today's episode of The New Canon on Q2, the online stream from New York's WQXR dedicated to new music, along with fellow composer/performer Gabriel Kahane, to discuss the blurring line between classical and pop musics. The show will also include recordings of their music, as well as that of Sufjan Stevens and Chris Thile. Andres will perform a solo concert at Brooklyn's Bargemusic on Thursday.
Pianist/composer Timothy Andres, whose debut album, Shy and Mighty, was released in 2010 on Nonesuch, will appear on today's episode of The New Canon on Q2, the online stream from New York's WQXR dedicated to new music. Also on today's show is fellow composer/performer Gabriel Kahane. The two will talk with host Olivia Giovetti about the blurring line between classical and pop musics, where their own music fits in, and just what exactly the music being made now might be called. The show will also include recordings of their music, as well as that of Sufjan Stevens and Andres's fellow Nonesuch artist Chris Thile. The show airs today at 4 PM ET. Listen in online at wqxr.org.
The New York Times calls Andres's Shy and Mighty "a richly imaginative 10-movement work for two pianos." The New Yorker calls it "the kind of sprawling, brazen work that a young composer should write," achieving "an unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams came on the scene." To pick up a copy of the album, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.
Andres will perform a solo concert at Bargemusic, a floating concert hall housed in a 19th-century coffee barge under the Brooklyn Bridge, this Thursday night, June 9. He will perform some of his own pieces as well as works recent works by Christopher Cerrone, Derek Johnson, and Ingram Marshall, plus two new pieces commissioned for the occasion from Ted Hearne and Jacob Cooper. Andres will also participate in the free Bang on a Can festival at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden in New York on Father's Day, June 19, as will Philip Glass and many others. For more information on these events, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
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Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens' follow-up to her highly praised solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, is out now. It's a "rich collection," says NPR. "[H]ope comes back to life in Giddens' music." Pitchfork exclaims: "Rhiannon Giddens emerges as a peerless and powerful voice in roots music on her second solo album." The AP calls it "a rich tapestry with threads of blues, folk, gospel, soul, country and jazz ... rootsy and relevant, delivered with crystal-clear emotion and understated musical skill." Uncut names this "remarkably wise and timely new album" its Album of the Month. It earns four stars in American Songwriter, Irish Times ("a record for and of our times"), Observer, and Guardian, which calls it a "powerful and timely set."
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Lake Street Dive was the guest on PBS's Charlie Rose on Tuesday. The quartet spoke with guest host Anthony Mason about how they formed the band, the trust and chemistry within the group, philosophies of success and artistic integrity, and more. They also perform their song “Rental Love” and offer their take on Prince’s “When You Were Mine.” You can watch it here.