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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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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Unsilent Night Success!

Unsilent Night Success!

Thanks to everyone for coming out to Austin’s first ever Unsilent Night! We’d love to see and share your photos and videos. Just use the upload tool below to send us your files.   [widgets_on_pages id=uploader]

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Austin Unsilent Night on Friday, Dec. 09!

Austin Unsilent Night on Friday, Dec. 09!

Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline. Written specifically for outdoor performance in the month of December, it is a rousing street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four music tracks in the form of a cassette,…

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FFA 2011

FFA 2011

Compilation video and photos from Fast Forward Austin 2011.       [picasa width=”600″ height=”475″ bgcolor=”#000000″ autoplay=”1″ showcaption=”0″ user=”fastforwardaustin@gmail.com” album=”es_FastForwardAustin2011″] all photos by Elisa Ferrari

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ACE Innovation Fair

ACE Innovation Fair

This Saturday, April 16, at 3PM, Fast Forward Austin co-directors Ian Dicke and Steve Snowden will give a short presentation at the ACE Innovation Fair about new music in the community. They’ll play some highlights from last weekend’s festival and talk about the process of…

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Thank you!

Thank you!

With over 150 people in attendance, 8 hours of music, 8 ensembles, one killer In C jam, a food truck, baked goods, koozies, tats and tees, the first ever Fast Forward Austin was a HUGE success. We are so grateful to EVERYBODY who attended, volunteered,…

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