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July 21, 2018

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,...

With “American Postcards” Invoke quartet explores snapshots of history

Austin’s Invoke isn’t your average string quartet. Not content to limit themselves to the typical pair of violins with a viola and cello, they’ve explored the...

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...

Austin Celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th En Masse

Austin joins the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth this year in a manner most fitting for a city and arts community defined by its...

Montopolis Pays Musical Homage to Big Bend and its Legends

When the closest you can get to nature in the scorching Texas summer is a withering front-lawn, it's easy to forget just how amazing...

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...

Sightlines and KMFA launch New Music Mixer series

Sightlines is teaming up to KMFA 89.5 FM to launch the New Music Mixer, a monthly happy hour series for alt classical music superfans, musicians...

A Musical Tool for Change: New Database of Women Composers Launched

Several years ago when composer Rob Deemer was writing regularly for online platform NewMusicBox, he noted the number of articles and discussions online about the plight of...

Graham Reynolds’ musical pastiche probes the myths of Pancho Villa

The life of Pancho Villa might just be naturally occurring opera. The Mexican Revolutionary bandit-general is ripe for mythologizing, the facts of his life so...

Henna Chou: Sound That is Supposed to Be

Henna Chou is the consummate collaborator. The Austin-based cellist, guitarist, keyboardist, arranger and sound artist is the featured musician at the July 17 New Music...