Loadbang

Loadbang

New York-based new music chamber group loadbang is building a new kind of music for mixed ensemble. Since their founding in 2008, their unique lung-powered instrumentation (bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, baritone voice) has provoked diverse responses from composers, resulting in a stylistic palette ranging from…

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line upon line

line upon line

Formed in 2009, line upon line percussion is committed to seeking new ways for percussion instruments to advance contemporary music. To date, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered 10 new works for percussion with 2 more works scheduled to receive their first performance in early…

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Tatsuya Nakatani

Tatsuya Nakatani

Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani was born and raised in Osaka-Japan. He currently resides in Easton, PA. He is a renowned recognized Percussionist/Drummer creating his own sound. Nakatani performs and tours all over the world for international Creative Music festivals and New Music festivals. He has taught…

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Skyros Quartet / W4

Skyros Quartet / W4

Skyros String Quartet The Skyros Quartet, praised by the Topeka Capital-Journal as “rising young stars” and “stellar,” brings a bright and inventive style to the concert hall. Currently the Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the quartet members are pursuing Doctorates in Chamber Music…

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Grant Wallace Band

Grant Wallace Band

Grant Wallace Band, is a project of protean Chicago composer-performers Ben Hjertmann (voice), Chris Fisher-Lochhead (viola), and Luke Gullickson (piano). Named for an esoteric California artist who practiced interstellar telepathic communication in an isolated cabin, Grant Wallace Band is weaving a fresh, diaphanous sound from…

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FFA 2014 date and venue

FFA 2014 date and venue

We’re excited to announce that Fast Forward Austin will be returning to the North Door for our marathon festival on April 12, 2014!  We have an amazing lineup of artists on tap and we’ll be making that announcement soon.  Stay tuned!

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FFA 2013 recap

FFA 2013 recap

With eight hours of new music, dozens of artists from Austin and all across the US,  ten world premieres, and the Austin premiere of Steve Reich’s iconic Music for 18 Musicians, Fast Forward Austin 2013 was an amazing experience. You can take a look at a list…

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Announcing Fast Forward Austin 2013

Announcing Fast Forward Austin 2013

Fast Forward Austin 2013 is coming up on April 06 at the Scottish Rite Theater.  Check out our preview video to see what we have on tap this year!

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Music for 18 Musicians – UTPG

Music for 18 Musicians – UTPG

Music for 18 Musicians is widely considered to be one of the seminal works of minimalism and launched composer Steve Reich into the international spotlight in the mid 1970’s.  Scored for a host of instruments and singers, this hypnotic masterpiece clocks in at nearly one…

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Austin Soundwaves

Austin Soundwaves

Austin Soundwaves is an El Sistema inspired non-profit music program providing free music lessons to the students in the heart of east Austin. The program launched in 2011 by giving 41 students the opportunity to learn the violin, viola, cello, or percussion. Students receive an…

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