Set against the stunning backdrop of Laguna Gloria, R. Murray Schafer’s Music for Wilderness Lake is a contemplative experience that combines a natural soundscape with haunting music. Organized by Director Steve Parker, twelve trombonists position themselves around the lagoon to play the experimental piece at dawn and at dusk, while a conductor sits in a canoe in the middle of the lagoon, signaling the trombonists with flags. Taking advantage of the unique air patterns and natural sounds during these times of day, Schafer invites the audience to listen to their natural surroundings along with the piece itself. While both observing and absorbing the landscape around them, listeners of Music for Wilderness Lake find themselves transported to a meditative state of being.
Music for Wilderness Lake was performed at Laguna Gloria at the Contemporary Austin on June 27th and 28th, 2014.
Our friends at Austin Film Society are hosting a Moviemaker Dialogue with Angela Tucker, director and producer of the popular PBS web series Black Folk Don’t…
The screening takes place on August 25th from 7:30 pm – 9 pm at AFS at the Marchesa Theater, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. Purchase tickets now
Featured in TIME Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life,” Black Folk Don’t has been praised for challenging stereotypes in both poignant and hilarious detail. In this Moviemaker Dialogue, Angela Tucker will discuss using her documentary background to develop the series, which has been featured in The Huffington Post, IndieWire and Ebony Magazine, among others, and is aired on the online channels of PBS and Black Public Media. This discussion will feature some of Angela’s favorite episodes from the series’ three seasons.
Arts In Context Shorts focuses on community collaboration in this week’s story. In it’s tenth year as a grassroots, national festival, Combating Latent Inequality Together (C.L.I.T.) Fest comes to life in Austin for the first time. The DIY, punk and feminist communities come together bringing awareness to sexism, trans-phobia, gender inequalities and other forms of discrimination through workshops, bands and artist collaboration. Benefiting SAFEPLACE, a resource that provides safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence, C.L.I.T. Fest reminds others that punk music is a vehicle for activism.
Episode 3 – Mysterion’s Menacing Mesmogrifier
As the featured performer at Lord Crawford’s birthday party, Mysterion unleashes the magnificent power of his Mesmogrifier. Meanwhile, Molly tracks down a hunch of her own.
This weekend during PBS NewsHour we have two different indoor activities you can check out: the Harry Ransom Center’s WWI exhibit and the South Austin Pop Culture Center.
On Saturday we peak inside SouthPop, a non-profit museum dedicated to preserving Austin’s music history and the art surrounding that industry. SouthPop’s director Leea Mechling told us this history is more important for residents to know than ever.
“This place is important to give context of Austin’s culture to people who have lived here for a long time and for people who have just moved here. The era of the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s was really a building time of Austin’s unique culture,” Mechling said.
SouthPop is celebrating 10 years this Summer. It is located on South Lamar and is open Thursday through Sunday 1 – 6pm.
Our Sunday story takes you inside the Harry Ransom Center on the University of Texas campus. To commemorate the centennial of the start of World War I, the museum is presenting The World at War: 1914-1918. Some might be surprised to hear about an historical exhibit at the Ransom Center, and curator Jean Cannon said that’s what makes their exhibit unique.
“We have great holdings for literature so a lot of the items that you’ll see in the gallery are diaries or letters and items that give a very personal moment of living between 1914 and 1918,” Cannon told us.
The exhibit runs through August 3. The Harry Ransom Center is free and open to the public.
KLRU NewsBriefs air locally during PBS NewsHour Weekend, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30pm.
Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Richard Linklater! DATE: July 14 TIME: 1:30pm (Doors open at 1pm) LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
We are excited to welcome Richard Linklater back to Overheard. Linklater is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker. His newest film, Boyhood, was filmed over 12 years with the same cast and is already generating Oscar buzz. A.O. Scott of the New York Times wrote that Boyhood is “one of the most extraordinary movies of 2014, or for that matter the 21st century so far.” The film earned Linklater the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival and won the Louis Black Lone Star Award at SXSW. Linklater’s other credits include Bernie, Before Sunset, Slacker and Dazed and Confused. He last taped Overheard in 2012. Boyhood opens in Austin on July 18.
We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith wraps up a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida. We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview.
You may have heard Austin’s city government is undergoing a makeover, and in November voters will elect a completely new City Council from 10 new districts, and a new mayor. KLRU is committed to educating Austin voters about their city government so they can make informed decisions about who to support and be fully engaged in their communities.
The ImagineAustin Comprehensive Plan will be used as the framework for this series with participation from both city staff and community leaders. The first session on Monday, June 30 is focused on Demographics and Existing Plans.
Consecutive Monday evenings (June 30 – August 11) from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
LCRA Dalchau Service Center (3505 Montopolis Dr) Admission: FREE
Session I (June 30) – Demographics and Existing Plans
Session II (July 7) – City Utilities, Budget, and Capital Planning
Session III (July 14) – Economy
Session IV (July 21) – Conservation, Environment, and Recreation
Session V (July 28) – Land Use and Transportation
Session VI (August 4) – Housing, Neighborhoods, and Public Safety
Session VII (August 11) – Health and Human Services