Author Archives: Andrew Sigler

eighth blackbird: Shifted During Flight

“I didn’t expect it to be so charming…” I heard the above quote in the foyer during the intermission of the first of two concerts scheduled during their residency with Texas Performing Arts, and I’m inclined to agree.

New Music in New Places: After Hours Concerts in Austin

Nielsen and (most of) his Bel Cuore cohorts held court at the Austin Beerworks brewery, located in a warehouse in North Austin. The ticket price for the show covered admittance to the concert, a few beers 1, and an ABW pint glass. Not a bad deal.

String Quartet Smackdown! In Austin

Featuring sixteen quartet compositions chosen anonymously from among over 100 entries, the organizers of Golden Hornet Project’s “String Quartet Smackdown!” ran a recent concert like the last few rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament. Audience members voted on which quartet would advance.

Blanton Soundspace: Space and Symmetry

This installment of the Soundspace series was arguably the most ambitious to date. The fact that it was the largest turn out yet is a testament to the quality of the music and the hunger Austin audiences have for new and interesting music.

Deep Sky Objects: Musiqa’s Season Opener

For more than a decade, Houston’s Musiqa has presented a sort of artistic cornucopia for its audience. Music, dance, and the spoken word come together with other art forms in dynamic multifaceted presentations that keep the audience engaged and on its toes.

Talk About Sound: Austin’s Mother Falcon

Mother Falcon’s sound is born of instrumentation largely rooted in the world of classical music mixed with a healthy dose of an indie rock aesthetic. Nick Gregg and Matt Puckett to talk about the past, present, and future of the group.