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March 25, 2019

Wired sounds: Not your typical audiobooks

The traditionally passive act of reading is finally getting the jolt of suspense — and individual direction — that you never knew it needed. “Wires”...

Graham Reynolds’ Water Science

Though widely known for his narrative-based music — sweeping scores for films, theater and ballets, or the jewel-like chamber opera "Pancho Villa From a...

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

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...

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...

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...

Alone with the audience: “Lardo Weeping” is opera in the making

In a dizzy leap of virtuosic singing and theatrical performance, mezzo-soprano Liz Cass sings the heck out of "Lardo Weeping," an inventive new opera...

Following Instinct with the Kraken Quartet

It's not often you’ll find yourself with the urge — and societal permission — to head-bang at a percussion ensemble performance, but if you...

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

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...

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...

In a Political World, Density512 Persists

When was the last time you gained a new political perspective without a screen eight inches from your face? Austin-based music collective Density512 intends to...