2017 SXSW Showcasing Artist Sven Helbig

Sven Helbig photo by Claudia Weingard

SXSW Presents: Modern Composers

2017 Official Showcase

Modern Composers is a unique offering in this year’s festival. The line-up includes ambient electronics and ranges all the way into modern classical composition, with many artists on the showcase offering both. St. David’s Historic Church and Bethel Hall have awe-inspiring acoustics that will be the perfect compliment to these artists. The event features emerging talents sharing the bill with legends of the style.

The Historic Church lineup includes iconic synth guru Suzanne Ciani, elegent modern European composer/producers Sven Helbig, Martin Kohlstedt, and Federico Albanese, and a live mixup of ambient styles and live piano from Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF.

In Bethel Hall the lineup includes wall-of-sound piano psych from Dardust, Minimal techno-leanings performed by Ryan Vail, entrancing orchestral movements by Chad Lawson, and shimmering synth compositions from Curved Light.

Date: Wednesday, March 15
Venue: St. David’s (301 E. 8th St.)
St. David’s Historic Church Lineup: Suzanne Ciani, Sven Helbig, Federico Albanese, Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF, Martin Kohlstedt
St. David’s Bethel Hall Lineup: Curved Light, Chad Lawson, Ryan Vail, Dardust

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Music and Platinum badgeholders receive primary access to official music showcases. SXSW Showcasing Artist wristbands and Music Festival wristbands have secondary access. All admissions subject to capacity. Exceptions to be noted in schedule listings and/or at venue entrances. Artists and lineup subject to change.

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