Composition student Thomas Rodriguez stands in front of a brick wall. He is smiling and wearing a black jacket.

Sound in Sculpture

Apr 22, 2021

A collaborative event with Texas Performing Arts and Landmarks


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


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.


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 13 – 16, 2021

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


The Miró has performed a wide range of repertoire that pays homage to the legacy of the string quartet while looking forward to the future of chamber music by commissioning new works and collaborating with some of today’s most import

Miró Quartet

Apr 6 – 9, 2021

A streamed performance of Schubert's Death and the Maiden and Kevin Puts' Home.


Small Batch is an intimate new music series in the Butler School Live Room curated by Andrew Stoltz and Russell Podgorsek.

Small Batch Series: New Music Co-op

Mar 23 – 27, 2021

Featuring composer-performers Andrew Stoltz, Travis Weller & Brent Fariss


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

Less Than <10

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.”