Landmarks is excited to launch Listening with Landmarks, a digital initiative featuring playlists curated by prominent musicians, composers, radio personalities, and others from the Austin music scene. Inspired by works from the Landmarks collection, the playlists cut across musical categories to include genres such as opera, Tejano, rock, reggae and country. Two playlists will be released every month and will be available on Landmarks’ website, social media channels, and on Spotify.
For centuries, art has served as a source of inspiration for musicians. Exploring this synergy and tapping in to Austin’s love of music, Listening with Landmarks will provide new points of entry for engaging with the university’s public art collection and offer insight into the musical stylings and tastes of Austin music notables, including (in alphabetical order): John Aielli, Emilio Alvarez, Peter Bay, Stephanie Bergara, Molly Burch, Liz Cass, Morgan Davis, Gavin Garcia, Nick Gregg, Matthew Hinsley, Hovvdy, David Hunter, Tameca Jones, Walker Lukens, Steve Parker, Graham Reynolds, Lesly Reynaga, Steve Savage, Sara Schneider, Patrick Slevin, and Jackie Venson.
Listening with Landmarks builds upon existing Landmarks initiatives designed to engage the music community. In 2015, Landmarks partnered with Texas Performing Arts, the Butler School of Music, and Fusebox Festival to develop Sound in Sculpture, an annual program featuring original music compositions written in response to select works in the collection. Earlier this fall, Landmarks launched Songs in the Skyspace, a new series featuring musical performances inside James Turrell’s Skyspace, The Color Inside.
Molly Burch - 9 December, 2019
Molly Burch is an Austin-based singer, songwriter, and musician. Her new album The Molly Burch Christmas Album is available on Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music and find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
PETER BAY - 25 November, 2019
Peter Bay is the Music Director and longest serving conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra.
Jackie Venson - 18 November, 2019
Jackie Venson is an Austin-based singer, songwriter, and musician. Praised for her guitar playing, Venson graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2011. Venson's new album Joy is available on Spotify, itunes, and Amazon and find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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