Texas Performing Arts has announced that the innovative, Peabody Award-winning public radio sensation Radiolab will brings its new live stage performance “Apocalyptical” to Bass Concert Hall on Nov. 5, 2013. With their signature blend of storytelling, science and music, hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich romp through hundreds of millions of years of history to arrive at the end, again and again. And paired with a cinematic live score by On Fillmore and Noveller, the evening will be a thought-provoking and laughter-inducing dance on the grave of our inevitable demise.
On Fillmore, the acoustic upright bass and percussion duo featuring bassist Darin Gray and drummer Glenn Kotche (of Wilco), was formed after performing together with experimental rock musician and producer Jim O’Rourke in the summer of 2000. On Fillmore has released four full-length albums, including its most recent release “Extended Vacation” on Austin-based label Dead Oceans.
Noveller is the solo electric guitar project of Brooklyn-based composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. Handling the guitar as her muse, Lipstate summons a sonic palette so rich as to challenge the listener to conceive of how it’s housed in a single instrument manipulated by a solitary performer.
Radiolab can be heard on more than 435 public radio stations across the country and has an avid national and international podcast audience. Produced by WNYC-FM, Radiolab can be heard in Austin on KUT 90.5 FM on Wednesday at 9 p.m, and Sunday at 12 p.m.
Texas Performing Arts is the honored recipient of two 2012-2013 Austin Critics’ Table Awards: Best Touring Concert – Classical – DANIEL HOPE & FRIENDS: MUSIC FROM TEREZÍN (Sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, and presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and the Jewish Community Association of Austin) and Best Touring Show – Dance – THE RITE OF SPRING – THE JOFFREY BALLET (Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance). The awards–given by an informal group of arts writers from the Austin American-Statesman and the Austin Chronicle–celebrate outstanding achievement in a variety of categories across the arts disciplines.
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