Dec 3, 2020
Time Capsule: Machaut, Michelle Schumann, and Akshaya Tucker
A night of powerfully spiritual music, featuring Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame arranged by Less Than <10 technologist and composer Nathan Nokes, as well as the Chaconne from Bach’s D Minor Partita performed by the Austin Chamber Music Center’s artistic director Michelle Schumann. Los Angeles-based composer Akshaya Tucker also joins in conversation before a performance of her original music.
Dec 7, 2020
Butler School composers collaborate to put on a virtual concert of video performances. Composers have been tasked to put together ensembles with social distancing in mind, edit audio, video, and keep new music flowing.
Jan 16, 2021
Greater Than >10 Highlights: Salt and Syllis
Highlighting Less Than <10’s collaborators and friends in the Austin music community, join us for movements of central-Texas renowned harpist and composer Vincent Pierce’s “Syllis” for wind octet, harp, and marimba. Composer and audio engineer of Blank House Media Ian Whillock will also be joining us for a viewing of his piece for electronics and video “Salt Creek Recomposed.”
Feb 25, 2021
Arcade: Music from Video Games
Colorful, contemporary arrangements of popular video game music from Square Enix and Nintendo will be performed by the Less Than <10 team, as well as the premiere of a new work by percussionist and composer Jordan Walsh. The core group will be performing its own rendition of Jason Trueting’s “September.”
Mar 25, 2021
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 Gabriella 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.
Apr 29, 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.