A New Musical Homage to Jay DeFeo’s Monumental Painting, “The Rose”

In the 1950s, Bay Area artist Jay DeFeo was a pivotal figure in San Francisco's lively and ultimately influential community of artists, poet, and jazz...

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. "Silent Night," Jan. 26-Feb. 3 at the...

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...

A Mad Leader Sings — And Shrieks Like a Bird

Most Americans are probably familiar with King George III as a figure from childhood history textbooks. As the ruler of Great Britain during the...

Grageriart Goes Shopping

In 2016, Austin composer Peter Stopschinski headed to Melbourne, Australia, where his arrangement of Verdi's opera 'Macbeth,' aka 'The Scottish Opera,' was premiered. Stopschinski's partner,...

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...

Radio Waves: Revel Reformats the Concert Experience

Have you ever gotten swept up in an episode of your favorite podcast or radio show? Maybe you missed your bus stop, or sat...

Extended Play: For EAST, A Special New Music Mixer

With the New Music Mixer overlapping this month with the East Austin Studio Tour, Sightlines and KMFA will host something of an extended play...

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...

Forging New Sounds: Composer Nina Young Crafts Sonic Environments

There’s a new composer in town, and she’s already making her mark on the Austin music community. Nina C. Young is a recently-appointed Assistant Professor...