FUSEBOX Festival Continues This Weekend, through May 1st
It’s an exchange of ideas and creative interaction. It’s also incredible to see it all come together in such a brilliant and connected way.
Fusebox, the annual contemporary art and performance festival in Austin, kicked off this week with a highly-praised performance by Austin indie ensemble Mother Falcon, complete with elaborate strings, and it seemed to mark the occasion perfectly – big, bold music for a big, innovative celebration of art. In an interview with KUT’s Mike Lee for Arts Eclectic, Fusebox founder and artistic director Ron Berry said he had no idea that the festival would grow into something so enormous, but thanks to the efforts of many contributing artists and word-of-mouth attention, it continues to flourish and expand each year.
The festival features an amazing collection of events with cutting-edge artists from several different disciplines, including theater, dance, art installations, and music. These extraordinary live shows are presented at various locations throughout East Austin, as well late night sets as the Seaholm Power Plant. This year, the schedule features live mixes by electronic music composer Butcher Bear and foley artist Buzz Moran at Springdale Farm for Fusebox’s “Digestible Beats” culinary series on April 26th; free form performances by composer Graham Reynolds and the Golden Hornet Project at the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge and Ramp (north side) on April 30th; and two shows by Seattle-based comedian and musician Reggie Watts, April 30th and May 1st, at the ND at 501 Studios.
Fusebox continues this weekend through May 1st. You can check the website for performance schedules, locations and artist information. Incredible. Make plans and experience as much as possible. Recommended.