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September 16, 2019

A new opera reconsiders the myth of Orpheus

The tragic love story of Orpheus and Eurydice has been celebrated by musicians in many a musical form. But what about Orpheus's affair with fellow...

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...

José Martínez: Music from things that shouldn’t be together, but are

José Martínez is an Austin-based percussionist and a composer whose main musical interest is, as he describes it, "the idiosyncratic synthesis of timbral examination,...

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...

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...

Composing women: Two female-made avant-garde films get new music by Austin...

A double screening at the Bullock Museum spotlighting two female avant-garde filmmakers will get a contemporary female-powered music boost. On April 12, Germaine Dulac's "The...

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

If you’re looking for the most immersive, highest fidelity sound system out there, you need only do one of two things — book a...

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...

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 —...

Does Austin have a new festival of new opera? Almost

There's no wrist band, but there is a "Five Weeks of Opera" punch card. And if the trio of Austin arts leaders behind the...