"The most successful new music event in the city…the combination of music and art has vaulted the series into must-see status" (Austin American Statesman)
Winner of the 2012 Austin Critics' Table Award, SoundSpace is a concert series at the Blanton Museum of Art. Programs feature simultaneous, cross-disciplinary performances throughout the galleries of the museum and audiences are free to experience the performance in any order they choose.
Oct 2012: Space and Symmetry
Our latest SoundSpace was a huge success! The show was attended by over 500 people, a new Blanton record. We also received some nice media exposure, with radio interviews on KUT (NPR), KUHF, and KOOP. Reviews are below, more pictures and video to come!
Feb 2012 -- SoundSpace: MUSICIRCUS
In celebration of his 100th birthday, SoundSpace presented John Cage's Musicircus. Musicircus is a composition by Cage that is merely an invitation to artists to perform simultaneously anything they desire, in any order, for any duration. This program, in particular, featured works by Cage and his contemporaries, embedded in a framework determined by chance operations.
Here are some pictures from the performance -- video to come soon!
photo credit: Elisa Ferrari
Nov 2011 -- SoundSpace: Movement and Music
SoundSpace: Movement and Music was our first collaboration with Ballet Austin. The program featured solo performers paired with solo instrumentalists, with choreography by Michelle Thompson.
Austin American Statesman
(Arts Section Cover Story)
The Blanton's MUSICIRCUS
SoundSpace showcases a cross section of Austin's vibrant artistic community. Past performances have featured members of the following organizations: