Thursday Night SXSW Showcases
ATX Composers Showcase8pm, The Hideout
DIY classical music? ATX has it all. Tetractys (a triangular shape with 10 points arranged in four rows) came to be last year, an orchestra dedicated to presenting new works by modern writers – such as this program's Svante Henryson, Joel Love, Alex Heppelmann, and Michael Gordon. Austin's landmark chamber-pop youth ensemble, Mother Falcon, continues promoting a classical/indie rock fusion on its third LP, Good Luck Have Fun. Formed in 2009 and now in the third year of its concert series, percussion trio Line Upon Line presents four of 15 commissioned works from its self-titled debut. The king daddy of local composers, Graham Reynolds – jazz bandleader, film and theatre soundtracker, writer of all manner of symphonic and small-chamber works – performs portions of his new opera Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance. Closing out the night is Okkervil River pianist Justin Sherburn, whose career also spans soundtrack, theatre, and ensemble work, performing this gig with his chamber group Montopolis.