All FFA Artists

  • Jason Treuting, UT Percussion Group, Baylor Percussion Group

    All Previous FFA Artists, Amid the Noise

    Amid the Noise is a series of short pieces written by So Percussion member Jason Treuting. It was the first project of...

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  • Cordova Quartet

    All Previous FFA Artists, Amid the Noise

    Since their formation in 2013, the Cordova Quartet has performed in venues across the United States and Canada. They love...

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  • Battle Trance

    All Previous FFA Artists, Amid the Noise

    Battle Trance had an auspicious inception. One morning, Travis Laplante (Little Women and a trio with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Ches Smith) literally...

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  • The Kraken Quartet

    All Previous FFA Artists, Amid the Noise

    Dedicated to blending the worlds of contemporary, classical, and popular music, The Kraken Quartet is a genre-crossing percussion group known...

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  • Kathryn Findlen

    All Previous FFA Artists, Charting Influences

    Mezzo soprano Kathryn Findlen “ is an amazing vocalist whose interpretations took in her whole being, her immediate surroundings, and...

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  • Tom Echols

    All Previous FFA Artists, Charting Influences

    Classical guitarist Thomas Echols is quickly being recognized, not only as a masterful recitalist, but as an engaging lecturer on...

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  • Sarah Silver

    All Previous FFA Artists, Charting Influences

    Originally from Pittsburgh, Sarah Silver, Assistant Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony, recently was a violinist with the New World Symphony...

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  • Charlotte Bray

    All Previous FFA Artists, Charting Influences

    The composer Charlotte Bray has emerged as a distinctive and outstanding talent of her generation. Exhibiting uninhibited ambition and desire...

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  • Peter Bay

    All Previous FFA Artists, Charting Influences

    Peter Bay became Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra in 1998. He is also Music Director of the...

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  • Resound Duo

    FFA 2015 Artists

    Founded in 2012, the Resound Duo combines history’s two oldest instruments to create a standard repertoire for voice and percussion,...

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  • R We Who R We

    All Previous FFA Artists, FFA 2015 Artists

    R WE WHO R WE is an ongoing collaboration by composer-performers Ted Hearne (voice, vocal processing) and Philip White (mixer feedback, electronics)....

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  • Quince

    FFA 2015 Artists

    With the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble specializes in experimental repertoire that is changing...

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  • New Music Co-op

    FFA 2015 Artists

    The New Music Co-op is a community of composers and performers dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of new music....

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  • Charlie Magnone

    All Previous FFA Artists, FFA 2015 Artists

    Austin based pianist Charlie Magnone performs regularly as a soloist, collaborative artist, and ensemble member, and is an avid performer...

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  • Peter Stopschinski

    All Previous FFA Artists, FFA 2015 Artists

    Peter Stopschinki has been a mainstay of Austin’s indie/classical/avant-garde scene for decades. Hypnotic, quirky, and unpredictable, his music defies definition...

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  • The FF Orchestra

    All Previous FFA Artists, FFA 2015 Artists

    Last year the Fast Forward Orchestra gave the Austin premiere of Donnacha Dennehy’s That The Night Come. This year, the orchestra presents another...

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  • Peter Bay, Kathryn Findlen, and the FFA Orchestra

    All Previous FFA Artists, FFA 2014 Artists

    Our very own Fast Forward Orchestra, comprised of local Austin musicians and conducted by Peter Bay of the Austin Symphony,...

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  • Mantra Percussion

    All Previous FFA Artists, FFA 2014 Artists

    Hailed by The New York Times as “finely polished…a fresh source of energy” and by TimeOut New York as “forward...

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  • Tatsuya Nakatani

    FFA 2014 Artists

    Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani was born and raised in Osaka-Japan. He currently resides in Easton, PA. He is a renowned recognized Percussionist/Drummer creating...

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  • Grant Wallace Band

    FFA 2014 Artists

    Grant Wallace Band, is a project of protean Chicago composer-performers Ben Hjertmann (voice), Chris Fisher-Lochhead (viola), and Luke Gullickson (piano)....

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  • Aeolus String Quartet

    FFA 2011 Artists

    Praised by the Baltimore Sun for combining “smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery,” the Aeolus Quartet...

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  • Vicky Chow

    FFA 2012 Artists

    Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has been described as “brilliant” (New York Times), “a monster pianist” (Time Out New York), “virtuostic”...

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  • Graham Reynolds

    FFA 2012 Artists

    Austin, Texas based composer-bandleader Graham Reynoldscreates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls with collaborators...

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  • Bel Cuore Sax Quartet

    FFA 2011 Artists, FFA 2012 Artists

    Lauded for their “high-energy” and “impressive” performances, the Bel Cuore Quartet (BCQ) has been sharing visceral and compelling chamber music...

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  • Meehan/Perkins Duo + Tristan Perich

    FFA 2013 Artists

    2012 The Meehan/Perkins Duo, one of most active and celebrated percussion duos in the US, will give the world premiere of...

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  • line upon line Percussion

    FFA 2011 Artists, FFA 2014 Artists

    Formed in 2009, line upon line percussion is committed to seeking new ways for percussion instruments to advance contemporary music. To date,...

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  • Owen Weaver

    FFA 2012 Artists

    Owen Weaver performs adventurous, versatile, and portable percussion music that utilizes recycled objects and electronic sounds ranging from the visceral to...

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  • Leanne Zacharias

    FFA 2012 Artists

    2012 Cellist Leanne Zacharias’ approach to musical life has been compared to extreme sport— from soloist to collaborating across genres with...

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  • Butoh – Mari Akita, Ellen Bartel, Caroline Sutton Clark, and Adam Sultan

    FFA 2011 Artists, FFA 2012 Artists

    Butoh is an improvisational performance practice which originated in Japan in the late 1950′s. It engages our collective imaginations and...

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  • Baylor Percussion Group

    FFA 2012 Artists

    For more than 50 years, the Baylor Percussion Department has held a reputation of excellence in training talented young performers and educators...

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  • Precipice

    FFA 2012 Artists

    Precipice began in 2009 as a trio consisting of piano, cello, and percussion between new music lovers Margaret Barrett, Cody...

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  • Steve Reich – Music For 18 Musicians – UTPG

    FFA 2013 Artists

    Music for 18 Musicians is widely considered to be one of the seminal works of minimalism and launched composer Steve...

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  • Convergence

    FFA 2013 Artists

    Convergence is an Austin-based  ‘new music’ ensemble dedicated to inter-arts collaboration with an ever-expanding roster of musicians from around the country....

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  • Living Earth Show

    FFA 2013 Artists

    Comprised of guitarist Travis Andrews, percussionist Andrew Meyerson, and a bevy of electronic accoutrements, The Living Earth Show is a San Francisco-based...

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  • Weird Weeds

    FFA 2013 Artists

    Now entering into their 10th year, The Weird Weeds remain a band that cannot be categorized.  What began as a trio playing...

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  • Sqwonk

    FFA 2013 Artists

    The San Francisco-based Sqwonk bass clarinet duo is a dynamic and adventurous ensemble that “pushes the envelope of what bass clarinet music...

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  • Skyros Quartet + W4 New Music Collective

    FFA 2014 Artists

    The Skyros Quartet, praised by the Topeka Capital-Journal as “rising young stars” and “stellar,” brings a bright and inventive style to...

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  • Loadbang

    FFA 2014 Artists

    New York-based new music chamber group loadbang is building a new kind of music for mixed ensemble. Since their founding in 2008,...

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  • Anthropos Arts

    FFA 2011 Artists

    Anthropos Arts was founded to address a need in Austin for high-quality music education for low-income and at-risk students. Our...

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  • Mongoose

    FFA 2011 Artists

    Described by the Austin American Statesman as “Strangely Compelling” Mongoose is a collective of jazz/experimental/dance/theater/comedy/performance-art improvisors based in Austin, Texas....

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  • Austin New Music Co-op

    FFA 2011 Artists

    The Austin New Music Co-op is a community of composers and performers dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of new music. Since 2001,...

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  • P. Kellach Waddle

    FFA 2012 Artists

    P. Kellach Waddle enjoys a widely lauded career as a solo bassist, composer, chamber musician, orchestra musician, conductor, and concert...

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  • Steve Parker, Trombone

    FFA 2011 Artists

    Based in Austin, Steve Parker is active as a performer, educator, and arts collaborator. He is presently Artist-In-Residence at the...

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  • Austin Soundwaves

    FFA 2012 Artists, FFA 2013 Artists, FFA 2014 Artists

    In 2011, the Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts launched Austin Soundwaves in collaboration with the University of Texas College...

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