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September 19, 2018

An Uncompromising Classic Restored: ‘Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach’

It’s been called “the strangest and most uncompromising of all musician biopics,” an  “impossible documentary” and “film almost unlike any other.” Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle...

Michael Alec Rose Composes Music to Intervene in the Museum

Yes, Michael Alec Rose composed “Three Interventions” as a musical response to three works of art in Blanton Museum. And yes, Rose intended the...

Much More Than a Lark: A Fugazi Opera Sans the Fugazi...

Punk music without the music, as it turns out, is still pretty punk. “It’s All True,” an opera from the Brooklyn-based experimental performance group Object...

Austin Opera Appoints Artistic Advisor for 2018-2019 Season

Austin Opera has named Timothy Myers as its artistic advisor for the 2018-19 season. Myers will work with General Director and CEO Annie Burridge on casting,...

A Musical Tool for Change: New Database of Women Composers Launched

Several years ago when composer Rob Deemer was writing regularly for online platform NewMusicBox, he noted the number of articles and discussions online about the plight of...

Stuart Hyatt pens a suite for Cave Without a Name

Sound-based artist Stuart Hyatt was searching the Texas Hill Country last year for a new project, audio recorder in hand, making tape of animals...

With “American Postcards” Invoke quartet explores snapshots of history

Austin’s Invoke isn’t your average string quartet. Not content to limit themselves to the typical pair of violins with a viola and cello, they’ve explored the...

Austin Opera fires artistic director over charges of inappropriate behavior

Austin Opera has terminated its employment contract with Richard Buckley, the organization's longtime artistic director and its principal conductor citing charges of inappropriate behavior. In...

Annie Burridge rethinks opera for a city at the “intersection of...

When Annie Burridge first assumed the position of General Director and CEO of Austin Opera just a little over a year ago, she says...

New Music Mixer: Cassie Shankman keeps it eclectic

Toward the end of our conversation, composer Cassie Shankman tells me: “I can tell what I’m doing is what I should be doing, because...