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April 9, 2020

KMFA Commissions a ‘Sound Garden’ from Artist Steve Parker

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A grouping of cacti hooked up to contact mics and a "biosonification device." A large assemblage of salvaged brass instruments that are activated by...

A New Music Party Mix for the End of the Decade

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Perhaps too distracted by political hearings and debates, the 2020’s have snuck up on us. Still, it’s worth taking the time to take stock...

More Music for James Turrell Skyspace

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There's lots more music planned for "The Color Inside," James Turrell's skyspace atop the University of Texas' Student Activity Center. Landmarks, UT's public art program,...

Small Moments of Life in the Face of “Everest”

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Austin Opera scales the musical and dramatic peaks of the sleek, tension-filled "Everest"

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

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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...

Horse of a Different Color: In Conversation with Deborah Hay and...

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On a mild March day right before the world shut down, I sat down with two Austin artists —true originators in their fields —...

Annie Gosfield Writes Music for Heavy Machinery, Radio Static, Noisy Trucks...

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The whine of a violin evokes the high-pitched hum of an industrial saw. Drums beat a pounding tattoo, echoing the rumble of massive equipment....

At 10, Line Upon Line Percussion Still Surprises

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Even after a decade of clapping in airline seats, bouncing buckshot off drums, and performing alongside digitally-zombified voices, Line Upon Line Percussion is showing...

New KMFA Music Studio to be Named for Draylen Mason

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  KMFA, Austin's classical music radio station, will name the 135-seat music studio in its new building for Draylen Mason, the 17-year-old instrumentalist and composer...

With the Multi-media ’39 Inside,’ the Plight of Undocumented Migrants is...

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  On July 23rd, 2017, a blisteringly hot day in San Antonio, the local police identified a suspicious semi-trailer in a Walmart parking lot. Inside,...

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