Cassie Shankman, Paul Marbach, and Hermes Camacho, three of the founders of the Picardy Learning software for developing musicianship skills, join Nuts and Bolts Music in the KVRX studio to talk about the product, which fills a much needed gap in an area of music teaching that is in need of a reboot. The software […]


Fast Forward Austin and the Austin New Music Co-Op partnered with cellist Leanne Zacharias to present an epic, site-specific performance of nine different, one-hour performances of solo cello music along Austin’s lakeside trails in December.  We caught up with Leanne recently to talk about the ideas behind the performance and the challenges of making it all […]


The Austin New Music Co-Op and composer Travis Weller collaborated once again to present a unique performance of “Symmetrographia” September 28th as part of the Blanton Museum’s Soundspace program, featuring ten musicians playing violin, viola, cello, contrabass, and custom built instruments Weller has constructed himself in recent years. We recently caught up with Travis to talk about what […]


Church of the Friendly Ghost and the Salvage Vanguard Theater partnered once again to host their fifth annual New Media and Art Sound Summit (NMASS), June 12-14th, bringing together an eclectic multitude of positively weird and experimental media artists to Austin for the three day festival.  The presenting artists came from both near and far, […]


April is apparently THE month for new music in Austin. It is also THE month for end-of-the-school-year stress for those of us still in school (i.e. pretty much all of the NaB staff). There are a lot of big events that we want to cover this month on the blog and we want to do […]


Visual artist Yuliya Lanina joins us for a conversation about collaboration. Yuliya’s Arcadian Rhapsody is currently on display at the Women and Their Work Gallery. We talk about the event Arcadian Jam at the gallery where Yuliya’s animations, sculptures, displays, and paintings were complemented by a reading of poetry by Lisa Olstein, and a performance of […]


Why in the hell would any sane classical performer actively choose to present new music? What could they possibly have to gain from this? Horn player, composer, and Nuts and Bolts Music contributor Mike Mikulka gets to the bottom of these pressing questions in this panel of fabulous local Austin performers in a conversation about […]


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