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 Nathan Nokes. 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: Nathan Nokes
  • Nathan Nokes is a composer, performer and sound artist currently residing in Austin TX. His works contrast between evocative freeform expression, and dynamic processes driven structures. Working in acoustic, and electroacoustic mediums as well as interdisciplinary mediums, he has written for concert stage, dance, installation-performance works and multimedia installations. As a performer he explores the use of electronics in improvisation, including the use of live sampling, digital processing as well as analog synthesis. Nokes’ work often explores human communication, interconnectedness in the modern society, as well as examining the boundaries and problems of the nature-human relationship. 

    Works of his have been performed by members of ensembles such as Wet Ink, Loadbang, Ulysses European Ensemble,  and Invoke Quartet. His music and sound instillations have been featured in concert series such as International Saxophone Symposium (VA), Fusebox Festival (TX), New Voices Festival at COA (Washington DC), Foot in the Door (CT), Cohen New Works Festival (TX), and Electric LaTex (LA). His fellowships, and residencies include the Kent Kennan Graduate Fellowship (TX), I-Park Foundation (CT), Nief-Norf Technology Fellowship (TN), and the Hartt Talent Scholarship (CT). 

    He received his M.M. in composition from Hartt School of music at the University of Hartford, and B.M. in Composition from Washington State University. He is a currently a graduate fellow, composition D.M.A student and at the University of Texas in Austin.

Venue Details

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