Bel Cuore Saxophone Quartet

Bel Cuore Saxophone Quartet

Bel Cuore Saxophone Quartet Rami El-Farrah (soprano saxophone), Sunil Gadgil (alto saxophone), Spencer Nielsen (tenor saxophone), and Michael Hertel (baritone saxophone) met as graduate saxophone students at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music.  For three years they have been engaging audiences…

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Owen Weaver

Owen Weaver

Owen Weaver performs adventurous, versatile, and portable percussion music that utilizes recycled objects and electronic sounds ranging from the visceral to the sublime, clangorous to hypnotic–to form a complex sound world.  As a soloist he has appeared twice in the New York-based Wordless Music Series…

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Vicky Chow

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” (MIT Tech)….

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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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Butoh

Butoh

Butoh is an improvisational performance practice which originated in Japan in the late 1950’s. It engages our collective imaginations and provides a vehicle to explore new movement ideas. The performers are Mari Akita, Ellen Bartel, Caroline Sutton Clark, and Adam Sultan. “Visually striking, the fabric…

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Graham Reynolds

Graham Reynolds

Austin, Texas based composer-bandleader Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater to DJ Spooky to the Austin Symphony Orchestra.  As bandleader of the jazz-based but far reaching Golden Arm Trio,…

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Precipice

Precipice

Precipice began in 2009 as a trio consisting of piano, cello, and percussion between new music lovers Margaret Barrett, Cody Green, and Logan Dean.  The three began the ensemble as a way to bring new music to their university and to the Waco area in…

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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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