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May 21, 2022

Joshua Figueroa

Joshua Figueroa is a musicologist and arts writer from Santa Barbara, California. Now based in Austin, he splits his time between going out to eat too much and arguing about video games.

At 10, Line Upon Line Percussion Still Surprises

Even after a decade of clapping in airline seats, bouncing buckshot off drums, and performing alongside digitally-zombified voices, Line Upon Line Percussion is showing no signs of being any...

How Graham Reynolds Built a Bridge Between Musical Genres

When Graham Reynolds first arrived in Texas in 1993, working alongside country musicians seemed the furthest thing from possible. “Country music was such a world away from any of my...

Twenty-five Years Strong, the Miró Quartet is a Living Tradition

Having to share a birthday with one of history’s most-favored composers would understandably give most people a quarter-life crisis. But not the Miró Quartet. On the cusp of their 2020...

Time Warp: New Music Co-op Reanimates Early Music in a New Millennium

  For one night only, Austin concertgoers can experience a parallel universe in which viols buck violins and clavichords belong on the main stage. That time-bending scenario is the premise of...

So what does a giraffe on horseback salad sound like?

  The movie that never happened finally has the soundtrack that never happened either. "Giraffes on Horseback Salad" is a recently published graphic novel from local author, screenwriter, and founder of the...

Austin composers take a joy ride for “Traffic Jam”

  Somehow, nine Austin composers have become automotively gridlocked in a parking garage downtown. It's the return of Steve Parker and Collide Arts’ "Traffic Jam," a show that artistically recontextualizes the...

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