Posts Tagged ‘sound’
Napier: “I’m big on the ethos of putting musicians in the best environment you can. Some guys will just drop everyone into the same room for a few hours and expect them to be great.”

Everything’s Coming Up Green Audio

Producer/musician Ben Napier’s new studio is legit.
Last year was a period of major professional and creative growth for Ben Napier, the veteran green-haired producer, sound engineer, and musician. In April, the TCU alum, who’s worked in the studio and onstage with The Hanna B...

The Artist: Quiet on the Set

This French silent film is unique, crowd-pleasing, and powerful.
After premiering at last summer’s Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews and a Best Actor prize, The Artist has played to rapturous reception at festivals (including the Lone Star International Film Festival) and art houses, pi...

The Twenty-Nine Bombs

Though laudable in concept, J.M. Richardson’s debut novel sags in execution.
Assailing the evils wrought by corporate greed and government cowardice is a noble — if not original — intent. But just as the protester who looks like she’s been at a rave all weekend makes it hard for conservatives to t...

FWSO’s American Celebration

No redneck rockers, thankfully. Just the holy trinity of Copland, Bernstein, and Gershwin.
In a dramatic change of direction, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra turned its focus from traditional European fare to American theater and concert music for FWSO’s annual pre-season festival in Bass Performance Hall last we...

Purple Piano Texas

The annual TCU workshop/festival featured some of the best playing you’ll hear all year.
For 30 years now, one of the most ambitious and popular extracurricular programs at Texas Christian University has been the annual Piano Texas International Academy and Festival. Every year, the intensive month-long music camp ...

2011 The Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards

Fort Worth Weekly Music Staff
Fort Worth may never be a “music town” in the way that, say, Los Angeles, Austin, Nashville, Seattle, and New York City are, with multiple venues, several destination studios, a couple of big labels, and a lot of famous res...

Julius Caesar Reigns

Baroque opera indeed has a local audience.
In its 65-year history, the Fort Worth Opera had never performed a Baroque opera until last week, when Handel’s Julius Caesar was presented in Bass Performance Hall (with a reprise on Sunday). And what a debut: visually stunn...

Night & Day

WED ? 25 Today is the 22nd Annual National Tap Dance Day, and the occasion will be celebrated heartily at Arts Fifth Avenue. The event will feature dancers from Fort Worth and beyond and include concessions, t-shirt sales, and ...

Texas Ballet Theater Digs In

TBT has a new headquarters but still no live music.
It’s taken a while, but Texas Ballet Theater finally has quarters that allow it to rehearse in the same size space as the Bass Performance Hall stage, TBT’s main performing venue. The benefits were seen in season-opening pe...

The Grotto’s Got it Going On

Last Call
If you haven’t been to see a show at The Grotto yet, you should do your best to change that situation. Seriously, The Grotto is becoming one of my favorite venues in town. Under owner Cody Admire’s direction, the little-lou...