Curated Playlists by Austin Music Notables

09 December 2019

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’ websitesocial 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.

Listen below or on Spotify to Burch's playlist responding to Anita Weschler’s Victory Ball.


PETER BAY - 25 November, 2019

Peter Bay is the Music Director and longest serving conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. 

Listen below or on Spotify to Bay's playlist responding to Deborah Butterfield's Vermillion. 


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 Spotifyitunes, and Amazon and find her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook

Listen below or on Spotify to her playlist responding to Magdalena Abakanowicz's Figure on a Trunk


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