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January 17, 2020

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...

Sightlines and KMFA launch New Music Mixer series

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Sightlines is teaming up to KMFA 89.5 FM to launch the New Music Mixer, a monthly happy hour series for alt classical music superfans, musicians...

Texas Performing Arts nets $500,000 Mellon grant for arts and civil...

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Texas Performing Arts has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for "The Power of Protest: Arts and Civil Disobedience," a three-season...

Sarah Mendelsohn named first sound-artist-in-residence at the Blanton Museum of Art

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California sound artist Sarah Mendelsohn has been named the first sound-artist-in-residence at the Blanton Museum of Art. The new residence is part of the Blanton's...

Line Upon Line finds its context

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With a poof of talcum powder, Line Upon Line percussion ensemble opened its season in September. It was a slow pour of powder actually, part...