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Uncommon Practice

Presented by Austin New Music Co-op at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall, Austin TX

Sep 14 2019
Uncommon Practice

New Music for Early Instruments

NMC is excited to present a concert of new works performed entirely on instruments associated with “early music.” We’ll coax new sounds out of anachronistic keyboard instruments like harpsichord, clavichord, and portative organ; predecessors to orchestral strings such as viola da gamba and medieval vielle; and throwbacks to the middle ages like psaltery, recorder, and organistrum (the grandfather of the hurdy gurdy). These instruments existed in a world before the “common practice” period of

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$16.00 Tickets available at the door
$14.00 Advance tickets available now
$12.00 Student tickets

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The program will set aside period music, in favor of four new works representing a wide range of instrumental history beginning roughly in the 12th century and ending at the start of the 17th century. Composers Brent Fariss, Jon Mayse, Andrew Stoltz and Travis Weller will coax new sounds and novel musical scales from these historical instruments. NMC looks forward to sharing music that, while created today, looks back to a time when a keyboard was “cutting edge” technology.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall

21st and University Ave., Austin, TX 78712



The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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