Author Archives: nutsandboltsmusic

Picardy Learning Interview

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 […]

April in Austin: The NaB Concert Guide

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 on Collaboration

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 […]

Performers Who Play New Music Panel

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 […]

Live Holiday Caroling(ish) with One Ounce Opera

One Ounce Opera founding director Julie Fiore joins us in studio with members Patricia Combs and Christina Flores to do some live holiday caroling(ish), talk about the opera landscape today, opine the similarities between metal and classical music, and start the revolution that will soon be known worldwide as Food Truck Dinner Theater. Get to […]

Joshua Shank talks Holiday Choral Traditions

Composer and choral expert Joshua Shank joins us to share a playlist of excellent holiday choral music, and talk about the holiday choral tradition. How do you keep from feeling limited as a choral director by HAVING to put on a “holiday” concert every freaking December? Why are there so many choirs in Minnesota? And […]

gnarwhallaby & Nicholas Deyoe (AKA “The gnarwhallaview”)

Catch a rare glimpse at the elusive gnarwhallaby! gnarwhallaby (Matt Barbier, trombones; Richard Valitutto, keyboards; Derek Stein, violoncello; Brian Walsh, clarinets) is a Los Angeles-based quartet which formed in 2011 to revive and perform repertoire composed for their unique instrumentation. I met the group at the Creating New Music Workshop led by David Lang and […]