Spare the Rod – Oct 14, 2017

Spare the Rod – Oct 14, 2017

Sat. October 14 @7pm Museum of Human Achievement Free admission We are super-stoked to announce the next Fast Forward Austin event, Spare the Rod, featuring NOW Ensemble and Invoke. With fiercely focused performances and intensely personal narratives, this show is going to be a wild ride and It’s…

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SXSW Composers Showcase

SXSW Composers Showcase

We’re once again teaming up with some of Austin’s most innovative composers and performers for the SXSW Composers Showcase. For our portion of the the evening, we’ll be presenting Erik DeLuca‘s epic work For Rhodes and CD Players (2015) performed by FFA co-director Charlie Magnone at 9pm. Here’s…

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FFA 2016: Amid The Noise

FFA 2016: Amid The Noise

We are crazy psyched to let you know about the next Fast Forward Austin event, Amid the Noise. Going down April 30 at the 4th Tap in North Austin and featuring performances by Jason Treuting (So Percussion), Battle Trance, Kraken Quartet, Cordova Quartet, UT Austin Percussion Ensemble, and the Baylor Percussion Ensemble, this will be epic! At the heart of…

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Charting Influences – Feb 6, 2016

Charting Influences – Feb 6, 2016

Charting Influences Feb 6 @ 8pm The North Door Charting Influences is an immersive concert experience exploring inspiration and the creative process. Culminating with the US premiere of UK Composer Charlotte Bray’s ‘Caught in Treetops’ the program includes specific musical and literary influences on Bray’s…

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FFA presents Cordova Quartet at SXSW – March 21

FFA presents Cordova Quartet at SXSW – March 21

FFA presents Cordova Quartet at the official SXSW Composers Showcase! This will be part of a six-hour event focusing on music by living composers performed by some of Austin’s most adventurous ensembles. ATX Composers Showcase Saturday, March 21 – 8pm-1am Hideout Theatre 617 N. Congress Ave. Austin,…

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FFA awarded New Music USA grant for US premiere of “Caught in Treetops”

FFA awarded New Music USA grant for US premiere of “Caught in Treetops”

We are thrilled to announce that Fast Forward Austin was awarded a New Music USA grant to present the US premiere of Charlotte Bray’s mesmerizing violin concerto, Caught in Treetops featuring soloist Sarah Silver. We couldn’t be more excited to bring this performance to Austin and you…

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Pics: Friction Quartet at Studium

Pics: Friction Quartet at Studium

What an awesome evening of new music! Big thanks to Church of the Friendly Ghost, Studium, Peter Stopchinski, Friction Quartet, and (of course) all of you who braved the weather to come and see the show!

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Announcing FFA 2015!

Announcing FFA 2015!

Fast Forward Austin 2015 Promo from Fast>>Forward>>Austin on Vimeo. Guess what y’all? ITS YEAR FIVE!!!! We are so excited to announce the fifth annual Fast Forward Austin. Mark your calendars because on Saturday, April 25 at the North Door we will once again unleash eight-hours…

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Friction Quartet @ Studium – Jan 22

Friction Quartet @ Studium – Jan 22

We’re excited to announce a concert of new music by the Friction Quartet co-presented by FFA and Church of the Friendly Ghost. Based in San Francisco, Friction has been making big waves with their blisteringly high-octane performances and are notorious for championing the work of…

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River Measures recap

River Measures recap

With nine solo recitals in three days at some of the most tranquil locations along Austin’s Town Lake, River Measures was a totally unique and beautiful experience. It was an honor for us to be a part of this amazing event in collaboration with Leanne…

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