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November 19, 2019

Carlos Cordero: Composing music as a means of communication

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Carlos Cordero and I met on a hot summer day outside an Austin coffee shop.Dressed casually, exuding a friendly demeanor, Cordero is extremely —...

Graham Reynolds dives into “The Marfa Country & Western Big Band...

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West Texas has a hold on Graham Reynolds' musical imagination. In 2013, the Austin-based composer and band leader launched "The Marfa Triptyph," an ambitious project...

“The Invisible Suburb” traces the sounds of domestic life

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  What does a former neighborhood sound like? For one night, Phonography Austin will present "The Invisible Suburb," an outdoor sonic art installation in a now-empty...

For composer Russell Podgorsek, music is potent — and playful

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Russell Podgorek’s office at the University of Texas’ Butler School of Music might be the key to understanding his compositional style. The working space...

Singing Pride: The work of LGBTQ composers celebrated in a free...

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For 11 years, the Austin Chamber Music Festival has presented a free concert that celebrates the creative contributions of LGBTQ composers. Composer Russell Reed curated...

KMFA 89.5 to build new permanent home

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  For the first time in its 52-year history, Austin's classical music radio station KMFA 89.5 will have its own permanent home. The non-profit radio station has...

Austin composers take a joy ride for “Traffic Jam”

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  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...

A new opera reconsiders the myth of Orpheus

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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

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  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

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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,...