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August 11, 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.

Getting conversationally uncanny with Line Upon Line

  Music is its own language — and that language can actually be kind of freaky at times. “Fream Ad Wall” is the season closer for Austin’s premiere percussionists, Line Upon...

Big Bang: The Kraken Quartet launches the Austin Percussion Festival

  When you’re balancing band practice, dictation exams, and recitals, it can be easy to forget that the primary verb in playing music is play. To this end, one of Austin’s...

Getting comfortable in “Gorintō”

Avant-garde sound concerts have finally found what’s been missing from the experience — pillows. "Gorintō" is a new music sensory experience from Austin-based composer and interdisciplinary artist, Drew Silverman. For...

In a parking garage, Rolling Ryot explores auditory canopies with “Rainforest Reverberation”

If you’re looking for the most immersive, highest fidelity sound system out there, you need only do one of two things — book a 10-hour flight down to South...

Asking the unspoken questions in “Soldier Songs”

American perceptions of war are often built on hot takes, gruesome images, and untruthful power fantasies. But what are the words of the soldiers who actually fought them? "Soldier Songs,"...

Kronos Quartet searches for utopia in “A Thousand Thoughts”

On March 27, in Austin, Kronos Quartet will remind you that all music is temporary, and that everything will eventually end in oblivion — but in a way that’s...

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