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.”


Canadian violinist Christopher Whitley is an engaging and versatile performer. From Baroque to electronic music, he is committed to exploring and performing music of all styles. 

Small Batch: Christopher Whitley

Feb 23 – 27, 2021

Small Batch is an intimate new music concert series held in the Recording Studio's Live Room, curated by Russell Podgorsek and Andrew Stoltz. Each season includes one student-driven "batch" of performances chosen from submitted proposals. The series was created in the 2019-20 school year. The Butler School will be streaming previously recorded performances during the pandemic for all to enjoy.


Vital Sounds is a free streamed concert series showcasing Butler School of Music student performances during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vital Sounds Series

Jan 24, 2021

Vital Sounds is a free streamed concert series showcasing Butler School of Music student performances during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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 1/14 to 21

Jan 21, 2021

This concert has been rescheduled from January 14 to January 21!

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.”


Presented by the Texas Aging and Longevity Center, an hour of music and conversation about how composers’ music evolved with the passage of time, and how their brains - and the brains of listeners - change with aging.

Aging and the Arts Series: Composers Growing Older with Rob Radmer and Andrea Gore

Jan 14, 2021

Presented by the Texas Aging and Longevity Center, an hour of music and conversation about how composers’ music evolved with the passage of time, and how their brains - and the brains of listeners - change with aging.


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.

CLUTCH

Dec 14, 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.


Fast Forward Austin has put together a free, virtual concert on December 13, 2020 at 2pm central time featuring: Austin Guitar Quartet, Clifton Joey Guidry III, Spectrum Ensemble, VAMP, Bergamot String Quartet, Adam Bedell and Rosalyn Nasky.

Fast Forward Austin: Digital Assemblage

Dec 13, 2020

Free virtual concert featuring:

Austin Guitar Quartet
Clifton Joey Guidry III 
Spectrum Ensemble 
VAMP 
Bergamot String Quartet
Adam Bedell
Rosalyn Nasky


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

Less Than <10

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.


Philip Ewell is an Associate Professor of Music Theory at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he serves as Director of Graduate Studies in the music department.

Guest Lecture by Philip Ewell

Nov 9, 2020

How We Got Here, Where To Next: Examining Assimilationism in American Music Studies


Fabio Augustinis is a percussionist and drummer from São Paulo, Brazil.

Fabio Augustinis Quartet

Nov 1, 2020

Brazilian Jazz Beyond Jobim

This concert will feature a selection of standards by Brazilian composers that tend to be overshadowed by the popularity of Antonio Carlos Jobim in the United States. Pieces by composers such as Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta, Sivuca, Filó Machado, Hermeto Pascoal, Gilberto Gil, Moacir Santos, Johnny Alf, Egberto Gismonti, and others will be presented in this quartet setting.

Fabio Augustinis, drums
Matt Maldonado, soprano and tenor sax
Marco Antonio Santos, acoustic and electric guitar
Ben Bradshaw, bass