Reverb Nation interviews Thee Phantom, who will play a sold out show at UT this week that combines hip hop with live orchestration. Thanks to funding from the Fine Arts Diversity Committee Guest Artist Initiative, he will also give two talks to students.
College of Fine Arts News
The Gaming and Mobile Media Application (GAMMA) Program was among a select few of technology-driven programs at The University of Texas at Austin to participate in the Innovation Showcase at the Texas Tribune Festival.
Tito Muñoz, music director of the Phoenix Symphony, will join the UT Symphony Orchestra as a guest conductor for the season’s opening concert.
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Newsies hits the stage at Bass Concert Hall this week. The show’s athletic choreography helps tell the story of a band of misfit newsboys who led the 1899 strike against Joseph Pulitzer following an increase in newspaper prices.
The College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with the online learning platform Kadenze to offer the online course ”Foundations of Arts and Entertainment Technologies” this fall.
Kronos Quartet will perform two shows during the string foursome’s weeklong residency with the Butler School of Music. Their final show includes Rhiannon Giddens, the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for the Grammy Award-winning band Carolina Chocolate Drops.
The Association of Black Fine Art Students returned to campus and is expanding to include more creative disciplines across campus.
A native of the Texas Rio Grande Valley, Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) uses her art to explore the complexities of her Mexican-American heritage. The artist discussed her series “Flora and Fauna,” and finding her way in the art world with The Daily Texan.
For most of history, libraries have been spaces for input: to read, to listen, to absorb information. But as of this month, the library in the Fine Arts Library is now a space for output, too. In it is a new high-tech area called the Foundry where anyone can record music, make 3-D prints, design games, sew, and slip into virtual realities. Read more from the Austin Chronicle.
The Foundry, a new makerspace in the Fine Arts Library, opened Wednesday with students, faculty and community members previewing the creative technology now available to students from across campus.