Fast Forward Austin 2014

52% ($6,155)
April 29th, 2014
Raised $6,155 of $11,750

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 the North Door, will host the event on Saturday, April 12.

Fast Forward Austin 2014 Promo from Fast>>Forward>>Austin on Vimeo.

This year's festival showcases a wide range of music, including the debut of the Fast Forward Austin Orchestra led by Peter Bay for the Austin premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's sublime song-cycle, That the Night Come. Austin's own Line Upon Line Percussion bring their infectious mix of blazing virtuosity and fearless programming, while New York City's Mantra Percussion perform Michael Gordon's hour long, immersive work for tuned wood, Timber. In addition, the festival will present a new collaboration between the West 4th New Music Collective and Skyros string quartet, plus sets by special out of town guests the Loadbang, The Grant Wallace Band and renowned Japanese sound artist, Tatsuya Nakatani. 

In keeping with its mission to connect 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. Soundwaves students will collaborate with FFA artists in a performance at the April 12th event.



Venue - $750

Artists - $9,500

Equipment Rentals - $1,000

Miscellaneous - $500

Total - $11,750


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