KMFA and Sightlines are proud to present the New Music Mixer, a monthly happy hour series for classical music nerds and newbies alike at Friends and Allies Brewing. Join us at our next event for a conversation with featured composer José Martínez. Kick back, enjoy $1 off your pint, and geek out over your love of new music!

The presentation portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 p.m.


If the main parking lot is full, additional parking is available behind the brewery. Turn in off of Springdale close to Airport at Dimension Gallery and go all the way back past Brothers Produce to the back lot. There is a paved walkway around the right side of the building to the front entrance.

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: FREE

Presenter Details

  • Name: José Guillermo Martínez
  • José Martínez’s music incorporates a wide range of influences from Colombian folk tunes to modern music, while borrowing from Latin music, heavy metal, and spectralism. His works range from solo pieces with electronics to orchestral works, passing through chamber ensembles, electroacoustic pieces, and collaborations with dancers. His main musical interest is the idiosyncratic synthesis of timbral examination, Latin American vernacular music, and technology. He has written for ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, Spanish ensemble Taller Sonoro, LA-based chamber group Wild Up, Grammy award-winning quartet Third Coast Percussion, American piano duet Hockett, among others. José is a recipient of the 2013 Sinquefield Composition Prize, Rain Water Grant, and of three national composition prizes in his home country. He is also artistic director of the concert series Stack Overflow that creates opportunities for composers interested in electronics. His music has been presented a SEAMUS 2017 and at several local concerts that examine technology as an artistic tool.
    An alumnus of the National University of Colombia as both a percussionist and a composer, he pursued an MM in composition at the University of Missouri, is currently a DMA composition student at UT Austin.

Venue Details

  • Address: 979 Springdale Rd #124
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78702