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January 16, 2019

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...

A Socratic Lullaby: Golden Hornet’s “The Sound of Science”

Golden Hornet’s newest project is equal parts hopeful, transcendental, and depressing — which is everything you could ever want out of music or science. “The...

Steve Parker’s Surround Sounds

Steve Parker uses the two-car garage attached to his North Austin home as his studio. He frequently has the garage door open, a tangle...

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...

New Music Mixer: Innversion Ensemble

Austin’s Inversion Ensemble is a choral collective made up of composers and singers who perform innovative choral works and to encourage the creation of...

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...

‘Empress of Gulf Coast Soul’ Barbara Lynn Wins NEA National Heritage...

Beaumont R&B legend Barbara Lynn — aka "the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul" — has received a NEA National Heritage Fellowship. Lynn, who was born...

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...

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...

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...