A republic of spaces

A republic of spaces

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Air hoses, cardboard, cell phone vibrators, egg beaters and styrofoam are amongst the tools of the trade for our Aaron Cassidy commission/premiere. He'll be around for some music-making as well, plus solos by Chiyoko Szlavnics, Weston Olencki and Steve Reich.

program:

Richard Barrett codex XIV (2014)

Aaron Cassidy A republic of spaces (2018, world premiere)

I, for example, … (2017)

Weston Olencki for xylophone (2018, world premiere)

Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint (1987)

Chiyoko Szlavnics Her Teeth Were White (1999)

The city wears a slouch hat

The city wears a slouch hat

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A John Cage portrait with special guests Thad Anderson, Tom Burritt, John Lane and the Rude Mechs.

 

Program:

John Cage First Construction (1939)

                   The City Wears a Slouch Hat (1942)

                   But what about the noise of crumpling paper... (1985)

line upon line composer festival + course

line upon line composer festival + course

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A brand new festival for which we invite eight composers to Austin for a week to perform, work with faculty [Steve Snowden and Laura Steenberge (who will also perform!)] and write new works that we'll premiere at the closing concert. Daily lunchtime talks will be open to the public.

*This festival is made possible by a generous grant from the Rea Charitable Trust.

Menil Collection

Menil Collection

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Decay

Decay

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An evening-filling project, including film and pre-recorded vinyl, by Englishwoman Claudia Molitor (who had us entangle ourselves in ropes the first time she wrote for us). She'll feature in the show as will composer/improviser/field-recordist/trombonist Tullis Rennie.

Fream ad wall

Fream ad wall

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Artificial intelligence, synthetic voices, video projection and bespoke electronic kits imbue two major works (including a commission/premiere) by Costa Rican-born, Vancouver-based composer, Mauricio Pauly.