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February 1, 2023

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.

Wired sounds: Not your typical audiobooks

The traditionally passive act of reading is finally getting the jolt of suspense — and individual direction — that you never knew it needed. “Wires” is an upcoming interactive sound...

Reaching Across the Trench: Austin Opera performs “Silent Night”

Hating your enemy is easy. But for one night 100 years ago, singing with them was even easier. Austin Opera will be presenting the celebrated work, “Silent Night,” in three...

A Socratic Lullaby: Golden Hornet’s “The Sound of Science”

Golden Hornet’s newest project is equal parts hopeful, transcendental, and depressing — which is everything you could ever want out of music or science. “The Sound of Science” is a...

Returning to Cage, Line Upon Line Percussion Dons a Slouch Hat

In art and in life, the road to being who you want to be isn’t always a direct path. For John Cage, it wasn’t always a profitable one either. The...

A Musical Map of Resilience: Jordi Savall’s ‘The Routes of Slavery’

The idea of ignoring an entire peoples’ humanity is, and will always be, a monstrous paradox. And yet, when Portugal's first mass slaving expedition arrived in Africa in 1444,...

Matthew Steinke Resurrects the Genius of an Unknown Inventor

If you were to die today, what would the objects you leave behind say about your life — and how would those object sound? Matthew’s Steinke’s newest work will give...

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