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November 18, 2019

An Uncompromising Classic Restored: ‘Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach’

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It’s been called “the strangest and most uncompromising of all musician biopics,” an  “impossible documentary” and “film almost unlike any other.” Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle...

Michael Alec Rose Composes Music to Intervene in the Museum

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Yes, Michael Alec Rose composed “Three Interventions” as a musical response to three works of art in Blanton Museum. And yes, Rose intended the...

Much More Than a Lark: A Fugazi Opera Sans the Fugazi...

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Punk music without the music, as it turns out, is still pretty punk. “It’s All True,” an opera from the Brooklyn-based experimental performance group Object...

Austin Opera Appoints Artistic Advisor for 2018-2019 Season

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Austin Opera has named Timothy Myers as its artistic advisor for the 2018-19 season. Myers will work with General Director and CEO Annie Burridge on casting,...

A Musical Tool for Change: New Database of Women Composers Launched

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Several years ago when composer Rob Deemer was writing regularly for online platform NewMusicBox, he noted the number of articles and discussions online about the plight of...

Stuart Hyatt pens a suite for Cave Without a Name

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Sound-based artist Stuart Hyatt was searching the Texas Hill Country last year for a new project, audio recorder in hand, making tape of animals...

With “American Postcards” Invoke quartet explores snapshots of history

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Austin’s Invoke isn’t your average string quartet. Not content to limit themselves to the typical pair of violins with a viola and cello, they’ve explored the...

Austin Opera fires artistic director over charges of inappropriate behavior

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Austin Opera has terminated its employment contract with Richard Buckley, the organization's longtime artistic director and its principal conductor citing charges of inappropriate behavior. In...

Annie Burridge rethinks opera for a city at the “intersection of...

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When Annie Burridge first assumed the position of General Director and CEO of Austin Opera just a little over a year ago, she says...

New Music Mixer: Cassie Shankman keeps it eclectic

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Toward the end of our conversation, composer Cassie Shankman tells me: “I can tell what I’m doing is what I should be doing, because...