Adam Goodwin & COTFG friends


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Adam Goodwin & COTFG friends

April 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| $5

We are delighted to present composer, bassist, and visual artist Adam Goodwin! The event will take place April 26 from 6-8pm at the Museum of Human Achievement.

Adam Goodwin is a bassist joining us from Berlin for a solo performance and some collaborative pieces with Akshaya Avril Tucker (cello) and Sara Sasaki (violin).

Goodwin’s musical approach places a heavy emphasis on physical gesture and spontaneity, along with a conscious consideration of the particular space and context in which the music is taking place. As composer and interpreter, he strives to obliterate the false pretenses that tend to surround contemporary art world, and return to a primordial mode of expression which places the highest priority on the individuality of the performer and the spontaneity of each unique moment.

Doug Laustsen (electronics) and Sarah Brown (trumpet) will play a set of music responding to the weather. An electronic piece has been created using weather data which updates the musical elements in real time. The ‘sonified’ weather data will serve as a backdrop for live performances. The musicians will then improvise music using text prompts that call into focus various aspects of our surrounding environment. You can preview the sonification of Austin’s weather at

Originally from Australia, Sarah Brown studied trumpet at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the University of Melbourne before moving to the US to attend the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Following this, she came to Austin to make music with friends, and eat tacos.  Doug Laustsen is a musician and educator living in Austin, TX. As a composer he writes music for interactive electronics and electronically assisted musicians. He also performs in a variety of groups as a trombonist. Recently he’s been spending a lot of time thinking about the weather. 

Chelsey and Travis Pope will perform a duet of music of ‘25
25 started as an earnest notebook of theory in the earliest stages of 2014. A plan was made to research and expand, to learn what one could with the resources of the time. One year for each section, three years total for the whole project. After an extra year of fundraising and tracking 25 was able to complete it’s first album in March 2018. Chelsey and Travis Pope will be performing the middle stage of it titled ” S.O.S”.

Sponsored by COTFG

$5-15 Sliding Scale admission

the Museum of Human Achievement is located in the same complex as SaTen Coffee & Tea and Canopy in east Austin, Tx 78702



April 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


(512) 710-6054


Museum of Human Achievement
Lyons Rd. & Gunter Rd.
Austin, 78702 United States
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