I recently headed north to check out the Dallas Opera production of Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers.
Alquimia by Piero Pierini
My publisher, Nikolas Sideris, is putting together a project pairing composers with visual artists from around the world. The project is entitled “Beauty and Hope in the 21st Century” and will result in concerts featuring the works, a CD, a DVD, and an accompanying book containing the artworks and musical scores.The image above is the one I’ve chosen to work with. It’s a wonderfully whimsical work, and I’ve enjoyed using it as a touchstone while composing my piano piece of the same name.
Nikolas has put together a Kickstarter page as one of several ways to raise awareness of the project, and the link in the highlighted title above will take you to a short video of Nikolas describing the project.
I hope you’ll visit the page and consider supporting it!
I got to check out three fantastic albums recently and wrote about all three on NMBx.
Austin has amazing musical offerings in all sizes. From Bass Concert Hall to intimate backyard facilities, there are so many amazing places to hear music it’s hard to keep track of it all. I was lucky to catch local, regional, national, and international premieres in such disparate venues recently, and I’d love to know what you think about it!
Les Frères Méduses
Austin has more than a few guitar players wandering its streets. Blues, folk, and indie strummers are not hard to find, but there is a whole world of amazing sounds out there for those who take a moment or two to look around. I saw Les Frères Méduses and Henry Kaiser coaxing all sorts of amazing sounds from their axes. Interested? Check it out HERE.