José Martínez: Music from things that shouldn’t be together, but are

José Martínez is an Austin-based percussionist and a composer whose main musical interest is, as he describes it, "the idiosyncratic synthesis of timbral examination,...

Line Upon Line finds its context

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...

Forging New Sounds: Composer Nina Young Crafts Sonic Environments

There’s a new composer in town, and she’s already making her mark on the Austin music community. Nina C. Young is a recently-appointed Assistant Professor...

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...

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...

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...

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...