Nathan Felix Birthday Party & Symphony Release

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Nathan Felix Birthday Party & Symphony Release
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Nathan Felix Birthday Party & Symphony Release says
I have one birthday celebration each decade and this is for my 30's! I'm combining it with the special release of my 2nd symphony, Neon Heaven as well as performances from composers I'm hosting from different parts of the world for my residency, Keep Composers Weird.

So come celebrate my 30's with the first listen of Neon Heaven and some new classical music works by Kitty Xiao (AU), Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro (NI), Scott Anthony Shell (US).

Austin Music Video Festival will also be premiering an animated video for Neon Heaven as well as other Austin classical-cross over videos. And RE:ACT will be displaying interactive exhibition.

As with all of my events, I'll have an open bar of wine and beer courtesy of Heineken and a local Austin wine distributor. Thanks to my sponsors Texas Music Office & Visit Austin, Texas. Thanks to Ben Tyler Humphreys for the poster design.

About Neon Heaven:
"Felix had a chance to compose Neon Heaven in complete isolation in Mount Qingcheng in Chengdu, China where he drew inspiration from the mountains that echoed monastic chants. His choral symphony captures a hypnotic melding of colors and music, with inspiration from mood, atmosphere and cinematography from “Twin Peaks” and “Only God Forgives.” Sounds on the record evoke a wide range of feelings, at times hinting of a dark Mendelssohn with other moments sitting in pockets with pop sensibilities."

Neon Heaven had its world premier performance last May at SPOT Festival in Aarhus Denmark before the recording was completed last summer with Erik Wofford producing and Brent Baldwin conducting. Featured singers include Gitanjali Mathur, Cameron Beauchamp, Paul D'Arcy, Laura Mercado-Wright, Rebecca Frazier-Smith, Kirsten Watson and additional members of Texas Choral Consort. With the release of Neon Heaven, Felix hopes to further bridge the gap between classical music and pop.

About Nathan Felix:
Nathan Felix is a self-taught, Mexican-American, composer for film and orchestra. He began as the composer for 13-piece indie-orchestra, The Noise Revival Orchestra. His music has been featured on the BBC, MTV, PBS, NFL, NPR and various other national and international publications. His symphonies have been performed in the USA, Denmark, Portugal, Bulgaria and Mongolia.

About Keep Composers Weird
Keep Composers Weird is a program for emerging composers that 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 Cacophony Recorders and performed at a concert in Austin, TX. In addition, from May 9 - 15, each composer will participate in lectures, networking events and establish professional relationships with colleagues in the music and arts industry.

For more information visit his website –
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