ICYMI, phenom composer Nico Muhly will premiere his Texas-centric “How Little You Are” Saturday at Bass Concert Hall.
A commission from UT’s Texas Performing Arts, “How Little You Are” is a sweeping work for choir and 12 guitars.
Muhly — whose wide-ranging resume includes collaborations with Björk as well as commissions from the Metropolitan Opera– based “How Little You Are” on the diaries of 19th frontier women he found in UT’s history archives.
Read our interview with Muhly here.
Enhancing this week’s Muhly mania, Austin’s classical station KMFA 89.5 has produced a pop-up 24-hour Muhly-centric online stream that starts at 12 noon April 15.
The KMFA-exclusive stream is a curated playlist featuring 24 hours of Muhly’s music, influences, interviews and related performances. The stream also features Muhly’s influences and collaborators including Philip Glass and Björk
The playlist includes music from Austin’s Grammy-award-winning choral ensemble, Conspirare, and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, both in “How Little You Are” on Saturday.
Listen up because the stream is only available for 24 hours starting at 12 noon Wednesday April 15.
Listen at kmfa.org
KMFA will also broadcast the concert live at 8 p.m. on Saturday.