12:30 PM12:30



AUDIENCING explores the relationship between audiences and the objects of the audience (i.e. what the audience is viewing or listening to, be it a performer or art object). With two large hexagonal bandstands, barricades, and chairs, Gale creates a site-specific structure that defines the form and shape of the audience. Music selections curated by Nicholas Perry Clark feature works by Annie Gosfield, Michael Gordon, and graphic scores by Nikita Gale.

Nikita Gale/Nicholas Perry Clark
Annie Gosfield

The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory
Michael Gordon
The Low Quartet

The University of Texas at Austin
Art Building
2300 Trinity St (directly north of DKR – Texas Memorial Stadium)
Get directions via Google Maps

Garage Parking
Approximately $3/hour
San Jacinto Garage, 1-3 minute walk to the VAC
Manor Garage, 3-5 minute walk to the VAC

Metered Street Parking
City of Austin metered street parking is available along E. Dean Keaton St between San Jacinto Blvd and Red River St. Meters are enforced Monday – Saturday, 8am – 6pm; parking is free all other times.

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4:00 PM16:00

The Timeless Sound

The sound of the horn echoes across the millennia in The Timeless Sound with Ben Carroll and Zach Morgan. This duet of fearlest hornists will present an eclectic mix of historic hunting calls, electro-brass, and avant-garde works by living composers.

collected Hunting Calls by Douglas Hill
Eugene Bozza Sur les Cimes
Dai Fujikura PoyoPoyo
Paul Basler Cool Breeze
Nick Fife Forces of Nature
Nick Fife Universe Sketches

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8:00 PM20:00

Kaleidoscope: a benefit concert for Density512


Location to be disclosed
Details forthcoming

Mingle with members of the Density512 Collective and music-lovers alike! In this special event for Density512’s closest supporters, guests will experience a series of “micro-performances” curated by Jacob Schnitzer to showcase eclectic solo work by musicians in the Density512 Collective. A subscription to the Density512 2019-2020 Season or a gift of $100 or more gets you an invitation for two to join this experimental event and supports Density512’s mission to champion contemporary music in Austin.

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4:00 PM16:00

Conduction: Bridging the Divide


Immerse yourself in an evening of deep listening, collaboration, and empathy when songwriters and classical musicians join forces to improvise as a team. Through the art of Conduction, a framework for real-time collaborative composition, Density512 and conductor Kenzie Slottow bring together musicians and artists from a broad cross-section of musical traditions to explore the ways we communicate, listen, and share with others. At Conduction: Bridging the Divide, we seek not only to make music but to be in tune with our common humanity.

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4:00 PM16:00

What Status Quo?


Experience What Status Quo? - a three part multi-media performance that challenges the definition of new music. Featuring the brass players of the collective, Kenken Gorder curates a program that takes the listener on a journey from the familiar to unfamiliar - and back.  Works by contemporary composers Roger Danneberg, Sam Wells, Brian Sears, Jacob TV, Daniel Brottman, Nicholas Perry Clark, and Anthony O’Toole create a welcoming atmosphere for old and new listeners, providing something for everyone to enjoy!

Roger Danneberg Resound! Fanfares for Trumpet and Computer
Sam Wells Light is Like Water
Brian Sears Live in the moment; Live in the breath  

Jacob TV Close Fight

Daniel Brottman Six Miniatures for Brass Trio
Nicholas Perry Clark (newly commissioned brass trio)
Anthony O’Toole Ad Astra

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to Apr 19

Eva and the Angel of Death


A new opera by Austin-based composer Thomas Yee and librettist Aiden Feltkamp, Eva and the Angel of Death portrays the true story of Eva Mozes Kor, a child survivor of the Holocaust and Josef Mengele’s medical experiments. Fifty years after her liberation, Kor returned to Auschwitz to announce her message of forgiveness, peace, hope, and healing. After Kor’s passing on an educational tour to Poland in 2019, we will continue her legacy through this communal artistic experience. In Kor’s own words from her 1995 Declaration of Amnesty, “NO MORE WARS, NO MORE EXPERIMENTS WITHOUT INFORMED CONSENT, NO MORE GAS CHAMBERS, NO MORE BOMBS, NO MORE HATRED, NO MORE KILLING, NO MORE AUSCHWITZES”

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4:00 PM16:00

Syllables and Circuits


Elainie Lillios After Long Drought
George Aperghis La Corps à Corps
including premieres by Texas composers James Parker, Jessy Eubanks, Jonathan Andrew Smith, and Brian Ellis

Syllables and Circuits is the first program of the EIP (Electronic Incorporation Project), a commissioning effort to create a new body of electronic music for solo percussion. The concert pairs new works from the EIP with older pieces from the theatrical percussion repertoire, and challenges the agency of the performer when outside elements (electronic or theatrical) take a central role.

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8:00 PM20:00

Stack Overflow


José Martínez, curator
and C3 - the Colombian Composers Collective

Wednesday, September 18th, 3:30-5pm
Seminar at Butler School of Music, Room EMS II

Saturday, September 21st, 8pm
Performance at First Street Dance Studio
(2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite 202)
$10 suggested donation

José Martínez, curador
C3 - Colectivo de Compositores Colombianos

Miércoles, Septiembre 18, 3:30-5pm
Charla en Butler School of Music, Salón EMS II

Sábado, Septiembre 21, 8pm
Concierto en First Street Dance Studio
(2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite 202)
$10 donación sugerida

Curated by local composer José Martínez, Stack Overflow presents the debut of C3 - the Colombian Composers Collective. Using cutting-edge electronics, the emerging collective brings its technologically-driven sonic universe to Austin with the premiere of six vibrant works for soloist and electronics. While members of C3 visit Austin, the collective will hold interviews in preparation for the official release of Diálogo Sonoro/Sonic Dialogue  — a much needed, one-of-a-kind, bilingual video-podcast promoting the music of Latin American composers. 

Stack Overflow is produced in collaboration with the Columbian Composers Collective and Hear No Evil with generous support from the Butler School of Music’s Rainwater Innovation Fund and the Fine Arts Diversity Committee.

Liderado por el compositor José Martínez, Stack Overflow presenta el debut en Austin de C3 - Colectivo de Compositores Colombianos. Integrando tecnología y música, este nuevo colectivo trae su universo sonoro a Austin con el estreno de seis nuevas piezas para solistas y electrónica. Durante su visita a Austin los miembros de este grupo también llevaran acabo entrevistas en preparación para el lanzamiento oficial de Diálogo Sonoro - un podcast único en su tipo, cuyo objetivo es promocionar la música de compositores Latinoamericanos al mundo del habla hispana.

Stack Overflow es una colaboración del Colectivo de Compositores Colombiano, Hear No Evil y Density 512, con la generosa ayuda de Rainwater Innovation Fund de Butler School of Music y Fine Arts Diversity Committee de UT Austin.

Diana Marcela Rodriguez
Waca for violin, clarinet, and electronics
Sergio Cote
V for violin and electronics
Felipe Tovar-Henao
Arborescencia for flute and electronics
José Martínez
Do I Regret? for alto Sax and electronics
James Diaz
In Times of Passive Voice for amplified cello
Nicolás Aguía
Cacamatzin for clarinet and electronics

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