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Experimental music composer Larry Austin (1930 – 2018)

TC writes:

Larry Austin (1930-2018) was a man of contradictions, embodying and embracing many strong profiles, some directly opposite. Listening to his music, some sounds gritty and assaulting; some is exquisitely beautiful. He reveled in human improvisation, yet became a leading expert engaging mathematics and computers in his music. He was a radical experimentalist, even revolutionary about his music; yet also a professor who respected and advanced the great body of Western art music and inspired his many talented students to do likewise.

He was passionately driven to advance his music and career; yet he was even more devoted to his large, beautiful family. In both, he built a legacy that is wonderful and perpetual, a body of fascinating compositions that exist for all time, and a family that through already several generations continues his legacy of love.

Tom&Larry

Mysterious Bobcat sightings in Santa Fe

The Texas State Mysterium Ensemble gave a multi-media performance of new and experimental music for the College Music Society Fifty-Ninth National Conference October 28 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The ensemble is led by Senior Lecturer Richard Hall, and the program included a composition, LIGHTFORMS 1: Constellations, by School of Music Director Thomas Clark.

Faculty Todd Oxford and Bobby Lopez performed at the conference, and music professors Cynthia Gonzales, Amanda Soto, Nico Schuler, and Carolyn Watson gave presentations.

From L: Soto, Watson, Benjamin Felts, Hall, Ellie Ocampo, Adam Koch, Gonzales, John Sessions

From L: Soto, Watson, Benjamin Felts, Hall, Ellie Ocampo, Adam Koch, Gonzales, John Sessions

From L: Lopez, Oxford

From L: Lopez, Oxford