Keep Composers Weird 2016

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 2016
The first official Keep Composers Weird in 2016 was a huge success.   KCW was officially sponsored by the Texas Music Office, Backspace Pizza, Heineken, Chameleon Cold Brew, Visit Austin & The Austin Music Video Festival.  The official composers were Kitty Xiao (AU), Gabriel Bolanos (NI), and Scott Shell (US).  Here are some photos that include the live performance, recording at Cacophony, interview at KOOP radio, meet and greet with Graham Reynolds and a lunch at Backspace Pizza.  Stay tuned for information on how to apply for Keep Composers Weird 2017.

To hear Gabriel’s piece, Star Mango, listen here

To hear Kitty’s piece, Star Mango, listen here