Blanton Museum hosts another ‘Soundspace’ music happening

Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 15, 2013

“Soundspace” the Blanton Museum’s super-popular immersive concert series continues.

The live music happens everywhere in the museum at Soundspace events: In the galleries, in the Blanton’s atrium, on the grand staircase, even in the elevator.

Last year “Soundspace” curator, composer Stephen Parker, staged a piece for 99 trombones.

This year he’s presenting Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 19 for 100 Marching Tubas, which begins in the museum’s atrium and then marches out to the front courtyard.

Also on the bill is UT San Antonio’s New Music Ensemble premiering a fanfare by James Syler.

Cornelius Cardew’s piece “Treatise” brings together local musicians Jeff Missal of Talea Ensemble , flutists Tim Hagen and Joanna Martin, Tom Echols of the Austin Classical Guitar Society, Patrick Slevin of Austin Soundwaves and Molly Emerman of the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Other performers include soprano Kate Bass, bassit Damon Smith and Nick Hennies, an Austin-based solo percussionist and composer.

While all this music is going down, visual artist Caroline Wright will take up in the Blanton’s atrium and create a live drawing/score in tandem with the music.

“Soundspace: Graphic Notation”

2 p.m. Sunday

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free with museum admission: $9 ($7 for seniors, $5 for students)

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