The Opposite of Forecasting is a project by Douglas Laustsen involving the sonification of the current weather in Austin, TX. I am still expanding the sonic possibilities, but if you listen at different times of the day you’ll hear it react to changes in temperature, humidity, air quality, atmospheric pressure, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall.
GRACKLE CALL is a performative audiovisual tour that directs audiences to the roosting locations of the Great-tailed Grackle. Mimicking a birding experience, participants will be provided with binoculars, mp3 players, and a printed program guide that will direct them to experimental performances, installations, radio stories, and soundscapes examining local grackle lore, appropriation, human impact on species behavior, migration, land use, and the many failed human attempts to control the species. Featuring a roster of local birders, journalists, poets, musicians, artists, and performers.
Golden Hornet & KMFA Present ATX Composers
2018 Official Showcase Presenter
Golden Hornet and KMFA Present the 4th annual alt-classical ATX Composers Showcase, featuring an array of local talent creating new music in our town. KMFA’s Chris Johnson will be co-hosting the event alongside composer-bandleader-improvisor Graham Reynolds. Drawing on the collaborative spirit of rock bands and the composer-led nature of classical music, Golden Hornet is an Austin nonprofit which commissions new music, fosters young and emerging composers, and presents adventurous works in non-traditional settings. Led by the artistic direction of Reynolds, the annual ATX Composers Showcase highlights some of those adventurous works rooted right here in Austin. As in years prior, KMFA 89.5 is the independent public classical radio station tirelessly supporting our work and those of the new music movement.
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Venue: The Hideout (617 Congress Ave)
Lineup: LOLA, The Kraken Quartet, Line Upon Line Percussion, Graham Reynolds, Mother Falcon, Invoke
Food & Flutes: Concert at Community First Village
Saturday September 30 at 2PM
Please join us for an afternoon of flute music to uplift your day. Musicians include students of Ms. Seetha Shivaswamy and will perform a wide variety of beautiful classical and chamber music. Delicious food will be provided too! This will be a festive and FUN affair!
Join us for a night of music, dinner and dialogue in celebration of the relationships we have, and those we hope to build. Over the past year, events in our world have shined a light on the vital importance of iACT’s mission: to cultivate peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service and celebration. Let us come together to appreciate our unity.
with Elke Baitis, PIano
Music inspired by teachings of Lao Tzu
Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit. It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao: the basic principle of the universe.
Pale Blue. presents a concert of works for chamber winds by BSOM students and alumni, performed by BSOM students and alumni. Each piece programmed amplifies the voice of an underrepresented population, bringing to light the particular difficulties, injustices, and ignorance they suffered. Pale Blue. believes that no time is better than the present to use music to illuminate the missteps of the past.
Featuring 'Unpresidented' by Hermes Camacho
Liminal Sound Series presents:
Berlin-based micro-tonal tubaist Robin Hayward in the first of two events in Austin. This workshop/concert features a hands-on tutorial on the function of the Hayward Tuning Vine – an interface for exploring the system of microtonal tuning known as Just Intonation. It enables direct and intuitive interaction with the pitches normally hidden between the keys of the piano keyboard.
Following the workshop is a concert featuring a series of improvisations with:
Robin Hayward – Tuba / Composer
Bob Hoffnar – Pedalsteel / Composer
Seetha Shivaswamy – Flute
Chris Cogburn – Percussion
Michael St.Clair – Trombone
Thomas Helton – Double Bass
Yoga for Musicians: Poses for the Practice Room
This gentle all-levels class will focus on issues relevant to musicians such as repetitive stress, asymmetry, and muscle fatigue. We will explore a nurturing sequence of restorative, strengthening, and balancing poses to encourage a healthy approach to music-making. Please bring your yoga mat and join us! $10
Divertimento in D Major, K. 251 | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
- Allegro molto
- Menuetto – Trio
- Menuetto: Theme and Variations
- Marcia alla francese
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299 | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
- Rondeau: Allegro
Seetha Shivaswamy, flute and Elaine Barber, harp
Concerto for Piano in A Major, K. 414 | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
- Rondeau: Allegretto
Michelle Schumann, piano