FFA 2014 Artists

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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Pics from FFA at the Blanton Museum

Pics from FFA at the Blanton Museum

Thanks to Frame Dance Productions, line upon line percussion, Baylor Percussion, and our friends at the Blanton Museum of Art for an amazing show! Photos by Steve Sachse

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FFA 2014 Artists receive Austin Critics’ Table Awards

FFA 2014 Artists receive Austin Critics’ Table Awards

Fast Forward Austin artists line upon line Percussion and Kathryn Findlen receive Austin Critics’ table awards for their performances at FFA 2014.   Findlen won the award for “Best Vocalist” for her moving performance of That the Night Come with the Fast Forward Orchestra.    …

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FFA 2014 pics and reviews

FFA 2014 pics and reviews

Our 2014 marathon festival was a resounding success! You can read great reviews by New Music Box and The Austin American Statesman and check out some pics below.     Fast Forward Austin 2014 Promo from Fast>>Forward>>Austin on Vimeo.

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FFA DtNSFQG results – Brooklyn Rider/Dawn Upshaw ticket giveaway

FFA DtNSFQG results – Brooklyn Rider/Dawn Upshaw ticket giveaway

In conjunction with our friends at Texas Performing Arts, we’re giving away two tickets to the March 26 Brooklyn Rider String Quartet / Dawn Upshaw concert at UT’s McCullough Theatre. Randomly drawn from the pool of correct answers in our FFA Drop the Needle Super Fun Quiz Game,…

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FFA Benefit Party at Hops & Grain Brewery – April 10

FFA Benefit Party at Hops & Grain Brewery – April 10

  We’re doubling the fun in 2014 by throwing a pre-party benefit on Thursday, April 10. Our friends at the Hops & Grain brewery have generously donated their space (and beer!) while 2014 FFA artist Skyros String Quartet and the Grant Wallace Band will play short sets. Enjoy a sampling of delicious…

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Peter Bay, Kathryn Findlen and the FFA Orchestra

Peter Bay, Kathryn Findlen and the FFA Orchestra

  Our very own Fast Forward Orchestra, comprised of local Austin musicians and conducted by Peter Bay of the Austin Symphony, will be presenting That The Night Come by Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy.  Commissioned and premiered by Dawn Upshaw and the Crash Ensemble and set…

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Disco Classical II – free event/FFA presale party!

Disco Classical II – free event/FFA presale party!

Disco Classical began on April 12th, 2012 at the Butterfly Bar, showcasing UT School of Music talent and Austin-based bands in a night fusing live dance-inspired classical music with contemporary dance tunes and dance performances. FFA decided to bring it back as a preview event…

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Announcing the FFA 2014 Artist Lineup

Announcing the FFA 2014 Artist Lineup

We’re elated to officially announce our artist lineup for FFA 2014. Check our our promo video below and head on over to our artists page to read more about the amazing artists we have on tap this year.  

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Mantra Percussion

Mantra Percussion

Hailed by The New York Times as “finely polished…a fresh source of energy” and by TimeOut New York as “forward thinking” Mantra Percussion  was recognized by The New Yorker and TimeOut New York for presenting one of the ten best classical performances of 2012. Committed to expanding the future…

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