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November 14, 2018

The etiquette box: The culture of classical music needs redress

At Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church for a recital by world-renowned violinist and teacher Miriam Fried, I was immediately struck by a note in the...

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...

Extended Play: For EAST, A Special New Music Mixer

With the New Music Mixer overlapping this month with the East Austin Studio Tour, Sightlines and KMFA will host something of an extended play...

Sightlines and KMFA launch New Music Mixer series

Sightlines is teaming up to KMFA 89.5 FM to launch the New Music Mixer, a monthly happy hour series for alt classical music superfans, musicians...

Steve Parker’s Surround Sounds

Steve Parker uses the two-car garage attached to his North Austin home as his studio. He frequently has the garage door open, a tangle...

In a Political World, Density512 Persists

When was the last time you gained a new political perspective without a screen eight inches from your face? Austin-based music collective Density512 intends to...

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...

Inversion Ensemble Conveys America’s Complexity Through Song

With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, many Americans are reflecting deeply on the nation’s past and contemplating the path ahead. Some look to our...

‘Empress of Gulf Coast Soul’ Barbara Lynn Wins NEA National Heritage...

Beaumont R&B legend Barbara Lynn — aka "the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul" — has received a NEA National Heritage Fellowship. Lynn, who was born...