Convergence - New Works Commission

81% ($6,530)
April 06th, 2013
Raised $6,530 of $8,000

About The Artist


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 University of Oregon’s “Music Today” festival. Recently, Convergence collaborated with the Austin New Music Co-op where 5 original pieces were premiered to critical acclaim.

In 2010 Convergence came together as a vocal octet in an effort to join friends from Austin and New England to develop programs of music that inspired vocalist and audience alike. Today, what inspires Convergence are new and...

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Convergence has commissioned 8 composers from around the country to re-imagine works by contemporary popular artists for an ensemble of 4 singers (3 mezzo-sopranos and 1 bass), two guitarists (electric and acoustic) and two percussionists. This collection of songs will be premiered at the Fast Forward Austin Festival on April 6th, 2013.  Composers commissioned include Shawn Allison, Brent Baldwin, Avery Griffin, Graham Reynolds, Joshua Shank, Caroline Shaw and Andrew Sigler. Check out the FFA Preview video:

Convergence Fast Forward Austin Preview from Cameron Beauchamp on Vimeo.


Curious what Convergence sounds like? Listen to this recent performance:

Convergence and New Music Co-op — Vessel Outtakes from Keith Manlove on Vimeo.


February 1, 2013 – Composers Commissioned
March 1st – April 5th: Collaborative process between composers and artists involving live rehearsals, video conferencing, and composition adjustment.
April 6th: Pieces will be debuted at the “Fast Forward Austin” festival.



Artist Fees: $4000
Composer Fees: $4000
Total Budget: $8000

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 "Convergence" in the memo line so that your support can be routed towards this project.