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September 16, 2019

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...

Big Bang: The Kraken Quartet launches the Austin Percussion Festival

  When you’re balancing band practice, dictation exams, and recitals, it can be easy to forget that the primary verb in playing music is play. To...

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...

In a parking garage, Rolling Ryot explores auditory canopies with “Rainforest...

If you’re looking for the most immersive, highest fidelity sound system out there, you need only do one of two things — book 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...

Matthew Steinke Resurrects the Genius of an Unknown Inventor

If you were to die today, what would the objects you leave behind say about your life — and how would those object sound? Matthew’s...

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...

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...

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...

One Ounce Opera’s festival of micro-operas offers fresh musical stories

For Julie Fiore, opera is so much more than hours-long epic tales of centuries past. The Austin-based soprano believes it’s a powerful medium for...