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Blog 2020

* THURSDAY OCTOBER 15TH – NEW OPERA RELEASED!
I’m excited to announce that my new opera, Öcalan, is now available worldwide on all digital platforms! Stream on SPOTIFY, download on APPLE MUSIC, BANDCAMP, etc etc etc! 
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 * WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14TH – TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO
I always enjoy dropping in to talk with Texas Public Radio and Nathan Cone. Listen or read about our conversation on my new operetta, Öcalan

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* TUESDAY OCTOBER 13TH – PENABER
My friend, collaborator and pianist, Richard Castillo, came into the studio and slayed this piano piece I wrote as the finale in my album/operetta, Öcalan. Check out the music video and feel free to stream or purchase the music starting October 15th
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* MONDAY OCTOBER 5TH – ÖCALAN PROMOTIONAL TRAILER
In 2 weeks my new opera album comes out on all digital platforms. I’m really excited about this new work that was recorded in Austin in March right before COVID shut down the world. Here is an insight…
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* THURSDAY OCTOBER 1ST – STÊRK TV
It’s been a thrilling ride, promoting my new album, Öcalan, that comes out on October 15th. It’s an honor to connect with activists and passionate supporters in the Kurdish struggle for freedom and autonomy. Click on the picture below to see my TV interview. And preview/pre-purchase the opera/album at nathanfelix.bandcamp.com
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* WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD – POLITIKA

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* MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH – NAKED KINGS & UNMASKED GODS

Here is the first track from my new chamber opera, Öcalan, sung in Kurdish. To preorder the full album, visit nathanfelix.bandcamp.com and to presave on SPOTIFY go to this link – https://show.co/E2TWEgx

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* WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD – OPERA WIRE

Excited to release my new chamber opera inspired by Kurdish Political Activist, Abdullah Öcalan. Pre-order music on Bandcamp – https://nathanfelix.bandcamp.com/album/calan

Öcalan by Nathan Felix
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* WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23 2020 – HER/HIS NAME IS…
Excited to release this 1st of 6 editions of an art piece for the BLM movement. These are 9 of 54 people that are passionate of the movement. These first 9 are in the San Antonio/Austin TX area. The next 9 will be from the Brooklyn/NYC area. 
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* FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH: REVOLUTION – ÖCALAN

I’m excited to announce that this October (15th) I will release a newly commissioned operetta titled, Öcalan, inspired by the Kurdish Political Activist, Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish struggle for freedom. The album is sung in Kurdish and features gregorian style’d chanting, opera, strings and piano. I’m excited to share more as we get closer to the release date but for now if you would like to preview a few tracks or pre-order the album go to my BandCamp – HERE


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* FRIDAY JUNE 17TH – AUSTIN CHRONICLE STORY
The Austin Chronicle interviewed me about my creative ventures during the pandemic. They highlight my transition to making experimental films, my new music surrounding social injustice and my background growing up in Austin. (click on image for full story)
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* FRIDAY JUNE 17TH – OPERA SINGERS TAILGATING
I’m extremely proud to release this video in conjunction with the Austin Chronicle’s story on my experimental film series. Watch as two professional opera singers, Kathleen Shelton and Abigail Benke, take you on a journey through Cleburne Texas like you’ve never seen before. 
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* JULY 9TH – RAIN FALLS IN MAY
I’m so proud of the work Candice Jackson put in making this song come to life. She was a former member of my band, The Noise Revival Orchestra, and it’s glad to reconnect with her now as a composer. She really brings a beautiful quality with her singing. Please check out the video and if you like the song, it’s available to stream on SPOTIFY and download on iTUNES
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* WEDNESDAY MAY 20TH – EXPERIMENTAL QUARANTINE FILM
I woke up and wanted to make more films, so I started filming what I do in quarantine. Why not right? Q1: Drinking Coffee / Q2: Shaving / Q3: Reading page 214 Kurt Vonnegut.  Click on video or visit YouTube.com/NathanFelixTV
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* TUESDAY MARCH 17TH – OPERATION LOCKDOWN
It’s been an unprecedented time for everyone with cities and countries on lockdown.  There is so much uncertainty in my life and career as an artist.  As we all wait to see how all unfolds, time to reflect is abundant. For starters I’d like to share a teaser from my Alien operetta last fall.  This teaser was created by director, Deepak Chetty, in an effort to bring the performance to New York, Los Angeles and Europe, but those efforts are on hold.  I pray this piece and my public performances will see the light of day on the other side of the tunnel.  For now, I hope you’ll enjoy.  And if you find it in your heart and have the means, any donations are welcome via Paypal button above or Venmo @NathanFelix.  All donations are appreciated as supplemental income while I wait out the storm.  
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* WEDNESDAY MARCH 4TH 2020 – [CANCELED] SXSW CLASSICAL SHOWCASE
I am producing this day party alongside KOOP Radio and of course I had to include a new work of mine in it.  My work will be a short 18 minute psychedelic opera on headphones about the Kurds.  It’s titled Penebar.  See you at SXSW on March 19th.  My piece is at 4PM! 
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* WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26TH – [POSTPONED] SXSW & MUSIC SCAVENGER HUNT
I have a two Texas performances coming in March and April.  In March I’ll be premiering a new operetta during SXSW Music Festival at a Day part hosted by myself and KOOP Radio. A poster with all 12 acts is coming soon so in the meantime, mark Thursday March 19th in your calendar.  The day party will be at Cacophony Recorders (4707 Red Bluff) from 12-6pm.  Then in April I’ll be producing a Musical Scavenger Hunt at Forsyth Galleries in College Station.  It’ll be an adventure with audience participation and new music for strings and voice on Thursday April 2nd.  
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* JANUARY 17TH 2020 – FIRST SHOW OF THE NEW DECADE
Whoa! Great first concert of the new decade. I love performances in my hometown because the support from the audience is overwhelmingly impassioned. As always thanks to the Blanton for supporting Austin classical music. Here are a few photos from the performance. 
 
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* JANUARY 9TH 2020 – BLANTON THEN AND BLANTON NOW [scroll over photo to see more]
I finally received some screenshots from the filming that Deepak Chetty captured for my immersive operetta, Alien Wanderer : Alien World : Alien Home, that premiered last November 21st at the Blanton in Austin.  Scroll through some of these photos to get a sense of the process from rehearsal to performance.  I make my return next week on January 16th 2020 again with soprano voice, Katrina Saporsantos, but different music and less theatrics unfortunately!
Alien Wanderer : Alien World : Alien Home
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* JANUARY 6TH 2020 – KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD
It will be the 4th edition of my composers residency, Keep Composers Weird, which I invite emerging composers to Austin for a week of workshops, meetings, recording and a live performance.  This year we will showcase Katie Madonna Lee and Nicholas Tran at the Blanton on January 16th.  In addition, I’ll have two of my vocal compositions (Kosovo & Love Song for Anita) performed by sopranist, Katrina Saporsantos.   

 

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