about us

Founded in 2010 by composers Ian DickeRobert Honstein and Steven Snowden, Fast Forward Austin is dedicated to presenting new and innovative music to the Austin community. Showcasing some of Austin’s most talented musicians, Fast Forward Austin offers an eclectic mix of cutting-edge, genre-bending music that fearlessly straddles the borders of pop, classical, and experimental music. Our main event is an 8-hour marathon festival in the Spring and we curate, organize, and present unique concert experiences throughout the year.

Fast Forward Austin Co-Directors

  • Robert Honstein

    Robert Honstein


    Celebrated for his “roiling, insistent orchestral figuration” (New York Times) and “glittery, percussive pieces” (Toronto Globe and Mail), composer Robert Honstein (b....

  • Ian Dicke

    Ian Dicke


    Ian Dicke (b. 1982) is a composer inspired by social-political culture and interactive technology. Active in a diverse array of...

  • Steven Snowden

    Steven Snowden


    Steven Snowden creates music for a diverse array of settings including theater, dance, film, multimedia installations, and the concert stage....

  • Charlie Magnone

Fast Forward Austin is a 501(c)3 non-profit.