Fast Forward Austin 2013

65% ($3,259)
April 30th, 2013
Raised $3,260 of $5,000

About The Artist

Ian Dicke, Steve Snowden and Robert Honstein

Composers Ian Dicke, Steve Snowden and Robert Honstein founded Fast Forward Austin in 2010.


The music of American-born composer Ian Dicke (b. 1982, Trenton, NJ) includes works for orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber ensembles, and electronic media. Heralded by the San Francisco Classical Voice as “colorful, well-designed, and deftly scored,” Dicke’s works often explore contemporary social-political culture through a mixture of pungent and triadic harmonies, dance-like rhythms, and intricately layered textures.

Dicke’s music have been performed by many ensembles and festivals around the world, including the ISCM World New Music Days, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Music X, Redshift, the Atlantic Coast Center Band Director’...

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Founded in 2010 by composers Ian Dicke, Steve Snowden, and Robert Honstein, Fast Forward Austin is an 8-hour long, marathon event, dedicated to presenting new and innovative music to the Austin community. Featuring some of Austin’s most talented musicians, Fast Forward Austin offers an eclectic mix of cutting-edge, genre-bending music that fearlessly straddles the borders of pop, classical, and experimental music. This year, on Saturday, April 6, the eclectic Scottish Rite Theater will host the festival. 


Fast Forward Austin will showcase a wide range of performers, including the University of Texas Percussion Group, who will give a rare performance of Steve Reich's landmark work Music for Eighteen Musicians. The renowned Meehan/Perkins Duo premieres a new percussion work by Tristan Perich, whose innovative music has been described by the Wall Street Journal as "an intense, hypnotic force with surprising emotional depth." In addition, the festival will also feature an eclectic variety of artists, including special performances by the Bay Area bass clarinet duo Sqwonk, the dynamic vocal stylings of Convergence, and Austin's own Weird Weeds

In keeping with its mission to connect new, forward looking artists with the community, Fast Forward will once again partner with Austin Soundwaves, an innovative music education program modeled on the internationally-praised El Sistema Venezuelan system. Students in the Soundwaves Orchestra will create a new work to be performed at the April 6th event. 


Venue  $700 

Hard Goods   $100
Advertising   $100
Merchandise  $100
Documentation  $500
Artist Fees   $3500

Total $5000


Not comfortable donating online?  We accept donations via check as well.  Please mail donations to BELTÀ, 1712 E. Riverside Dr., Suite 47, Austin, TX 78741.  Be sure to mark "Fast Forward Austin" in the memo line so that your support can be routed towards this project.