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Nathan Felix (born 1981) is a Mexican-American, music composer known for his immersive operas and experimental films. His music has been premiered in Bulgaria, Portugal, Spain, Japan, China, Sweden, Denmark, Mongolia and the United States and his music has been featured on the BBC, MTV, NPR & PBS. 

In 2013, Felix transitioned from leading indie-rock band, The Noise Revival Orchestra, to composing for orchestra by releasing his 1st symphony, The Curse the Cross & the Lion, to critical acclaim including being featured by the BBC and NPR. A subsequent documentary by director David Schulte titled, The Curse & The Symphony, “captured a contradictorial story of a young, ambitious, and perhaps rebellious musician searching for identity and truth within classical structures of culture and society.” The documentary screened at over 40 film festivals, received numerous accolades including Best Documentary Short.

In 2015, Felix recorded and released his 2nd symphony, Neon Heaven, a choral symphony sung in Classical Latin. Neon Heaven premiered in Denmark at SPOT Festival with additional performances in Portugal, Mongolia and the USA.

In 2016, Felix was featured on PBS and nominated for a Lonestar Emmy for work on his 6-Piano project in which he restored six pianos for a concert featuring two new compositions. After the concert, Felix donated the pianos to schools in lower income neighborhoods in Austin. The 6 Piano Project has since been commissioned in San Antonio (2016), Barcelona (2017), Melbourne (2017) and Houston (2019).

In 2018, Felix won awards for his Opera on a Bus” and the 2018 Tobin Prize for Artistic Excellence” for which he premiered his “Headphone Opera” titled, THE WAR BRIDE at Luminaria Arts Festival. Then in 2019, Felix further expended on a series of ‘silent’ headphone operas in Orlando for Fringe Festival (Best Composer), Austin, and San Antonio.

In 2019, Felix completed his critically acclaimed commission for immersive opera. Alien Wanderers : Alien World : Alien Home featuring soloist Katrina Saporsantos. Premiering at the Blanton Museum, Alien addressed discrimination and issues surrounding the United States’ southern border, marginalized groups and re-appropriation of borders.

In 2020, Felix released Öcalan, a chamber opera inspired by Kurdish Political Activist, Abdullah Öcalan.

In 2021, Felix premiered his chamber opera, Ribas-Dominicci, on Texas Public Radio. Ribas-Dominicci, is inspired by the life of Major Fernando Luis Ribas-Dominicci, a pilot in the U.S. Air Force who was killed during Operation El Dorado Canyon in 1986.

In addition, Felix served as an official music ambassador for the US in China and composed music for a series of PSA’s for an international campaign by LIVESTRONG to raise cancer awareness in China and Mexico. In late in 2014, Felix reformed his band, The Noise Revival Orchestra, for a tour in Asia highlighted by festival dates in Japan and Taiwan where TNRO performed for crowds of 35,000 and 50,000!