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August 17, 2022

Music

Austin composers take a joy ride for “Traffic Jam”

  Somehow, nine Austin composers have become automotively gridlocked in a parking garage downtown. It's the return of Steve Parker and Collide Arts’ "Traffic Jam," a...

In an Unpredictable World, Monks Jazz is Always Improvising

On the Tuesday before Christmas, the Mitch Watkins & Dianne Donovan Quintet live-streamed an intimate 90-minute set from East Austin Piano Shop. It looked...

A Year In: Carla McElhaney, musician

The series ‘A Year In’ catches up with artists now that the coronavirus pandemic has passed its one-year mark. Carla McElhaney is a multi-faceted musician, a...

Austin Opera names principal conductor

After serving for several seasons with Austin Opera in an advisory capacity, Timothy Meyers as has been appointed the Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal...

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...

Opera at a drive-in movie theater? Yes, and it’s part of...

Austin Opera's first production of the 2020-2021 season won't be in the Long Center for the Performing Arts, but at the Blue Starlite Drive-in. Beginning...

Austin Opera offers free access to digital world premiere of ‘The...

This year marks the centenary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, an anniversary that invites conversation not just about the milestone of democracy...

To hear, is to play in ‘Omikronian’

While some recordings aim to have listeners hear the rosin singing off a violin bow, there aren’t many that can make you feel the...

Composing women: Two female-made avant-garde films get new music by Austin...

A double screening at the Bullock Museum spotlighting two female avant-garde filmmakers will get a contemporary female-powered music boost. On April 12, Germaine Dulac's "The...

Graham Reynolds dives into “The Marfa Country & Western Big Band...

West Texas has a hold on Graham Reynolds' musical imagination. In 2013, the Austin-based composer and band leader launched "The Marfa Triptyph," an ambitious project...

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