KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD – A program for emerging composers held in Austin, TX the “Live Music Capital of the World”
KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD program provides an opportunity for selected composers from around the world, ages 21+, to submit a newly written work that is to be rehearsed, recorded in a professional studio and performed at a concert in Austin, TX. In addition, for 5-6 days, each composer will participate in lectures, networking events and establish professional relationships with colleagues in the music and arts industry.
Recap of KCW 2019
The 2019 Keep Composers Weird has just wrapped. KCW was officially sponsored by the Austin Creative Alliance, City of Austin Arts Division, Texas Music Office, M.E. Gene Johnson Realtors, Backspace, & Homeslice Pizza. The official composers were Mark Gurrola, Daniel Fawcett and Pamela Martinez. Here are some photos that include meeting with Graham Reynolds at his studio, the live performance at the Blanton Museum of Art, community volunteering at Dobie Middle School, Mark conducting in the studio,recording in Cacophony Recorders, interview at KOOP radio with Kim Simpson and eating at Backspace with conductor Brent Baldwin. Visit in a few months for the finished recordings.