"SCARATHON," a 24 hour marathon of creepy and chilling music, will feature hair-raising microtones, densely clustered choruses, and heart pumping slasher film suites from composers including Penderecki, Ligeti, Bartok, Adès, Zorn, Dusapin, among others. Throughout the day, Q2 Music hosts and contributors will share their personal horror playlists, with Phil Kline revealing the dark side of chamber music, Conor Hanick exploring demonically challenging works, the Brother Balliett rejoicing in music inspired by menacing creatures, and Nadia Sirota indulging in favorites from Toby Twining to Ingram Marshall to Jonny Greenwood.
Q2 Music listeners can submit their own picks at http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/vote-your-favorite-scary-new-music/ to be included in the marathon's playlist.
Contemporary classical music has always held allure for filmmakers in the horror and suspense genre. The marathon will put a special spotlight on the films that have introduced millions to new music without the audience necessarily even knowing it: William Friedkin's The Exorcist and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (Krzysztof Penderecki), David Lynch's Twin Peaks (Angelo Badalamenti), Martin Scorcese's Shutter Island (Ingram Marshall), Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (Bernard Hermann), Tod Browning's Dracula (Philip Glass), among others.
The "Scarathon" will air on Thursday, October 31st from 12:01AM to 11:59PM on www.wqxr.org/q2music.