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.

The program name draws inspiration from the city of Austin’s motto of “Keep Austin Weird.” The Blanton concert will be the premiere of the works specifically written for this Austin residency.

This year the visiting composers will premiere their new compositions on Saturday January 19th at the Blanton Museum of Art at 1:30pm.

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: FREE (with the price of admission to the museum)

Presenter Details

  • Name: Nathan Felix
  • Nathan Felix (born 1981) is a Mexican-American classical music composer. His music has been premiered in Bulgaria, Portugal, Spain, Mongolia and the United States and his music has been featured on the BBC, MTV, NPR & PBS.

Venue Details

  • Address: 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78712