Less Than <10 is a new music collective that streams monthly concerts, which include live conversations with composers and players.

Less Than <10 - RESCHEDULED from April 8

Apr 15, 2021

Rainwater Innovation Grant Project

Electronic Assembly: Music of George Lewis and Jason Thorpe Buchanan

An enthralling experience of electronic music. Alongside prominent performing artists Chelsea De Souza and Shanon Vandurza, Less Than <10 will be performing Anthem by award-winning composer George Lewis. Core percussionist Jordan Walsh will be performing El Trompo by Gabriela Ortiz, a Grammy-nominated composer and leading educator. The Less Than <10 ensemble will also be joined by prolific performers Celeste Markey, Eden Garza, and Titilayo Ayangade for all-forgetting-is-retrieval by Jason Thorpe Buchanan, leading composer and artistic director of Switch~ Ensemble.

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Employing Britten's signature mixture of tonality and dissonance to haunting effect, The Turn of the Screw is an old-fashioned ghost story that also touches on very contemporary themes.

The Turn of the Screw

Apr 16, 2021

A rebroadcast of the Butler Opera Center's thrilling 2020 performance of Britten's famous opera.


For the New Materialisms in Music and Sound – UT Austin Graduate Music Conference 2021, Ana María Ochoa Gautier, Tanya Kalmanovitch, and João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga will be the Keynote Speaker, Artist in Residence, and Guest Performer, respectively.

New Materialisms in Music and Sound – UT Austin Graduate Music Conference

Apr 17 – 18, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Ana María Ochoa Gautier (Columbia University)
Artist in Residence: Tanya Kalmanovitch (The New School and New England Conservatory)
Guest Performer: João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga

Increasingly, work in musicology and ethnomusicology has engaged more critically with material and embodied understandings of music. Studies in this body of work have developed new approaches to understanding musical instruments, to the human body as a musicking agent, to music as understood through embodied movement, and to music as a material technology.  Far from simply abandoning or rejecting the linguistic turn, we are interested in approaches that intertwine the discursive and material registers in seeking to understand what music or sound do, rather than what they mean


Joel Braun, double bass

Joel Braun, double bass

Apr 20 – 23, 2021

Program features works for solo bass.


A blind-folded woman in front of the ocean holding two swords that cross in front of her

Small Batch presents: The Two of Swords

Apr 27 – May 1, 2021

By Russell Podgorsek, adapted from a short story by Kelly Luce

Featuring Invoke String Quartet | Page Stephens, mezzo soprano | Lena Gwendolyn Hill, tarot reader | Rachel Holt, tarot card artist


Engage with representatives from performing arts institutions in the U.S. and beyond at the Music Admissions Roundtable.

Performing Arts Virtual College Fair

May 8, 2021

Engage with representatives from performing arts institutions in the U.S. and beyond! All events are free and open to students interested in undergraduate or graduate studies. Zoom meetings will require individual registration for participating schools.


Less Than <10 is a new music collective that streams monthly concerts, which include live conversations with composers and players.

Less Than <10

Jun 17, 2021

Season Finale: Road Trip to Big Sur

Less Than <10 Music ends its second season with a bang, inviting several guest artists to join on an exciting piece featuring Less Than <10 violinist Sean Riley on his 6-string violin. New works by artistic director James Tabata and technologist Nathan Nokes will be performed by the core ensemble. Experience a grand piece of video and music encapsulating Less Than <10’s artistic journey.

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