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Vanessa Ague

Vanessa Ague is a Brooklyn-based violinist and writer with a master's degree in Arts & Culture Journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. She runs the experimental music blog, The Road to Sound, and her writing has appeared in Bandcamp Daily, The Wire, Pitchfork, Quietus and The Brooklyn Rail, among others.

Premiere concert for KMFA’s Draylen Mason composer-in-residence program launches new music for classical radio

Anthony McSpadden wants to expand the music we hear every day on classical radio. “There's a reason that has survived this long: it's because it's great music,” said McSpadden,...

Density512 premieres the opera “Eva and the Angel of Death: A Holocaust Remembrance Story”

In 2017, BuzzFeed shared a viral video about Eva Mozes Kor, who was a survivor of medical experiments performed on twins at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Eva, who passed...

Border-busting MXTX project builds musical bridges between U.S. and Mexico

It’s hard to pin down one genre or style featured on the album 'MXTX: A Cross-Cultural Exchange.' Tracks like Bragglights’ “Transformer’s Lounge,” a percussive dance song, flow right into tracks...

‘The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs’ clicks on the human connection

Steve Jobs was full of contradictions: He was a businessman and a free-wheeling hippie, a visionary and a perfectionist. "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs," which premiered in 2017 at...

The little Austin music festival that could? The ‘It’s Winter Somewhere Composer Festival’

Austin’s slogan, “The Live Music Capital of the World,” is mostly associated with large festivals like South by Southwest and Austin City Limits, which dominate the city’s circuit. Those...

For Austin’s Invoke quartet, the pandemic pause provided some creative positives

Like most of their musical peers, the Invoke ensemble found its performance calendar cleared in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. And while it was devastating, the Austin-based,...

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