Weird Weeds

Weird Weeds

Now entering into their 10th year, The Weird Weeds remain a band that cannot be categorized.  What began as a trio playing strange, tightly composed miniature songs has slowly evolved into a quartet that plays expansive and hypnotic instrumental pieces.  In 2012 they released their…

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Meehan/Perkins Duo + Tristan Perich

Meehan/Perkins Duo + Tristan Perich

The Meehan/Perkins Duo, one of most active and celebrated percussion duos in the US, will give the world premiere of an ambitiously large-scale work for percussion and electronics by one of NYC’s most sought-after young composers Tristan Perich. Since its founding in 2006, the Meehan/…

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Sqwonk

Sqwonk

The San Francisco-based Sqwonk bass clarinet duo is a dynamic and adventurous ensemble that “pushes the envelope of what bass clarinet music can be” (Clarinet Magazine). Sqwonk is devoted to exploring the full expressive range of the bass clarinet, from deep resonances to raucous wails….

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Living Earth Show

Living Earth Show

Comprised of guitarist Travis Andrews, percussionist Andrew Meyerson, and a bevy of electronic accoutrements, The Living Earth Show is a San Francisco-based classical duo. Called “a vanguard effort of new chamber music” (San Francisco Examiner), “a much- sought-after presence on the indie-classical scene” (SF Classical…

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Convergence

Convergence

Convergence is an Austin-based  ‘new music’ ensemble dedicated to inter-arts collaboration with an ever-expanding roster of musicians from around the country. Convergence performs mostly original or commissioned works. They have appeared in New York, Boston, Austin, and have been the artist in residence for the…

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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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