Oct 25 – Nov 23, 2020
Oct 29, 2020
Ages of Jazz: Ocelet and Music of Terrance Blanchard
A celebration of contemporary jazz, featuring a premiere performance by New York-based jazz trio Ocelot, a collaboration between Austin-based musicians Camille Schiess and Tony Mariano, and Alan Retamozo’s rendition of Terrance Blanchard’s “Breathless” performed by Less Than <10. Join us for a live conversation with Ocelet, Camille Schiess, and Tony Mariano throughout the show.
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.
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.