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September 16, 2019

A Music Series to Launch Inside James Turrell’s Skyspace at UT

James Turrell's skyspace "The Color Inside" at the University of Texas has been inspiring music since it opened in 2013. Fittingly then that this fall...

“Triptych: Eyes of Another” is a musical meditation on the photography...

Bryce Dessner, guitarist for the indie band the National, was a Cincinnati teenager in 1990 when the city’s Contemporary Arts Center became the epicenter...

So what does a giraffe on horseback salad sound like?

  The movie that never happened finally has the soundtrack that never happened either. "Giraffes on Horseback Salad" is a recently published graphic novel from local author,...

The etiquette box: The culture of classical music needs redress

At Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church for a recital by world-renowned violinist and teacher Miriam Fried, I was immediately struck by a note in the...

New Music Co-op’s Bound Together

Austin's New Music Co-op typically stages small concerts in untraditional venues — on the tiny Bird Island in the middle of Ladybird Lake, for...

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...

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

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...

Julius Eastman to The Fullest

When minimalist composer Julius Eastman died in 1990, the 49-year-old had been homeless for nearly a decade. He'd long lost most of his possessions,...

Michael Alec Rose Composes Music to Intervene in the Museum

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

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...