FFA 2012 Artists

  • 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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  • 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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Unsilent Night Returns! – Friday, December 07, 2012

Unsilent Night Returns! – Friday, December 07, 2012

Fast Forward Austin is proud to present Austin’s second annual performance of Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night!   Friday, Dec. 07 2012 @ 8pm Buford Tower: at the corner of Colorado and Cesar Chavez(aka 201 W. Cesar Chavez) Downtown Austin   Written specifically for outdoor performance…

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FFA 2012 recap

FFA 2012 recap

The second annual Fast Forward Austin Music Festival was a huge success! Nearly 200 people came to ND-501 to see artists from Austin, Waco, Winnipeg, and New York perform over 10 hours of thrilling new music. From the students of Austin Soundwaves performing a new…

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SXSW Nonclassical Showcase recap

SXSW Nonclassical Showcase recap

It was such a pleasure for us to team up with Nonclassical to help bring “that ‘other’ kind of live music” to South by Southwest this year!  The showcase was a resounding success with outstanding performances by PK Waddle, the Bel Cuore Sax Quartet, Peter Gregson,…

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2012 Call for Scores results

2012 Call for Scores results

We received over 150 entries from all over the world. The quantity and quality of these submissions was humbling and overwhelming. There were many excellent pieces to choose from. After carefully considering all submissions, the selection committee and festival artists have selected the following pieces:…

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Fast Forward Austin co-curates Nonclassical showcase at SXSW

Fast Forward Austin co-curates Nonclassical showcase at SXSW

Fast Forward Austin is pleased to announce our involvement in an exciting showcase of contemporary classical music at SXSW on March 16.  We’re teaming up with Nonclassical (London, UK) to co-curate 6 hours of  live music by some of the most innovative performers in the US and…

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2012 Festival Artists

2012 Festival Artists

Vicky Chow Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has performed extensively as a classical and contemporary soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble member, and has been described as “brilliant” (New York Times), “a monster pianist” (Time Out New York) “virtuosic” (New Jersey Star Ledger) and “sparkling” with a “feisty technique”…

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Fast Forward Austin 2012 Preview Video

Fast Forward Austin 2012 Preview Video

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Announcing the Fast Forward Austin 2012 Call for Scores

Announcing the Fast Forward Austin 2012 Call for Scores

This year’s Fast Forward Austin features calls for scores in three categories: 1) Solo piano works for Vicky Chow, pianist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars 2) Saxophone quartet works for the Bel Cuore Quartet 3) Mixed chamber works utilizing 3-6 players for Precipice…

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FFA Artists to perform at Contagious Sounds in NYC on Feb. 23, 2012

FFA Artists to perform at Contagious Sounds in NYC on Feb. 23, 2012

Thursday, Feb 23 @ 7pm The Gershwin Hotel 7 east 27th street New York, NY Fast Forward Austin teams up with Contagious Sounds for an evening of performances by FFA 2012 artists Owen Weaver and the Bel Cuore Sax Quartet, joined by special guests Vicky Chow…

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