Mother Falcon and Austin Chamber Music Center

I’ve been teaching music composition at Austin Chamber Music Center for 7 or 8 years now, many of those years with Graham Reynolds.  One of our proudest teaching experiences is having mentored the students that became the band Mother Falcon.

Last night 20 of our composition student ranging in age from 8th grade to seniors in high school got to sit in with Mother Falcon at Antone’s for their final concert.  Everybody was so stoked and it truly made Graham and I feel proud.

Click for a you tube of Mother Falcon – Fireflies

About runpms

Peter Stopschinski - Composer, Performer runpms@yahoo.com | 512.589.5199 500 Rhonda Ct. Austin, TX 78745 AWARDS: I’ve Never Been So Happy (music/lyrics Peter Stopschinski, book/lyrics Kirk Lynn, created by Rude Mechs) "Outstanding Production, “ and "Outstanding Direction" - 2011 B. Iden Payne Awards "Production of a Musical", “Music Direction”, “New Play Award”, “Ensemble Performance” - 2011 Austin Critics Table “Best of 2011” – Los Angeles Times, Charles McNulty New Play Development Program award – 2008 National Endowment of the Arts Grupo Fantasma- El Existential (string arrangements and organ, Peter Stopschinski) Grammy Award for "Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album" for. 6th Symphony - “Best Symphonic Performance” – 2010 Austin Critics Table PERFORMING GROUPS: Brown Whörnet - Piano/Sampler/Bass/Vocals/Percussion, Songwriting - 1994 to present 8 -piece experimental punk rock big band with regular local gigs, recording, and national touring. Golden Hornet Project (501c3) - co-Founder and co-Director - 1999 to present Dedicated to the presentation of new compositions for classical instruments by living composers (Alt-classical) Aaartfystte - Bass/Keyboards/Vocals - 1994 to present Improvised and composed comedy rock/country duo with regular gigs. Album. DVD. Rude Mechs – Company Member – 2008 to present Composer "I've Never Been So Happy" and "El Paraiso" (winner “Best Musical” 2003 ACT Awards) RECORDINGS: Full Length CD's "I've Never Been So Happy" Cast Album (2011) - Soundtrack to the musical. Peter Stopschinski - Symphony #6 "Rough Night w/ Happy Ending" (2010) - Pecan Crazy Records 5 movements for string orchestra with piano, percussion, and featuring harp. Dissonant Romantics (2010) - A dance score recorded live for viola, keyboards, bass, drums, and guitar. Modern Masters - Family Library (2009) - Pecan Crazy Records A collection of avant-garde classical pieces composed by me but attributed to fictional composers. Peter Stopschinski - Chamber Music (2007) - Pecan Crazy Records. A collection of various pieces from violin solos to chamber orchestra. Brown Whörnet -Valamaranaro (2006) - Bent Over Cowboy Records Arrangements or Performances for Other Artists Lambchop - String Arrangements on the tracks Kinda Ruff, and Mr. M from the album Mr. M (2012) String arrangements on the tracks The Decline of Country and Western Civilization, and Prepared from the album Damaged (2006) Natalia Klavier - String Arrangements on the single Fear (2011) Lick Lick - Bass guitar on the album Good Touch Bad Touch (2011) Echocentrics - String arrangement on the track It's Not Too Late (2010) Piano on North Carolina from the album Echoland (2010) Grupo Fantasma - String arrangements and organ on the tracks Montanozo, Cumbianchera from the album El Existential (2010) DJ Spooky - Flute on the track Intro- The War of Ideas and Measure By Measure (2009) String Arrangements on the tracks Dazed And Confused Dub, No Quarter Dub, and Cognitiva, featuring Emah (2009) Brownout! - String arrangement on the track C 130 from the 45" single (2009) Blanche - String Arrangements on the track What This Town Needs from the EP What This Town Needs (2006) Stringtracks A Year From Now and I'm Sure Of It from the album Little Amber Bottles (2006) Compilations A Shadow of Light - Texas Choral Consort (2011) – featuring my track Orff's Good Fortune, a re-imagining Orff's O, Fortuna! as a lullaby. Viola By Choice (2009) – featuring my track Funky Vla for string quartet and viola, played with a guitar pick. Peter Stopschinski - 2012 Short Resume p.2 Indy Route Austin (2007) - featuring Brown Whörnet's track Stepdad's Cane. DVD 22 Short Noise Films - Aaartfystte - (2009) The Adventures of Prince Achmed - Brown Whörnet - Silent Film with original Score (2007) FILM SCORES: Hollywood A Scanner Darkly - (Assisted composer Graham Reynolds) d. Richard Linklater (2006) Original Independent Bombardment Postponed - d. Luke Savisky (2009) A live multi-projector film with live score by myself and Graham Reynolds NYC Marathon - d. Wyatt Phillips (2008) Chickenfüt - d. Harrison Witt (2007) Attack of the Monster Bride - d. Vicky Boone (2006) Classic Silent Films The Lost World - Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2011) Metropolis - Fritz Lang (2010) The Hunchback of Notre Dame - starring Lon Cheney (2008) The Adventures of Prince Achmed - Lotte Reiniger (2007) DANCE: Ariel Dance Theater The Grand Theory of Everything In-Between (2011) Flush (2010) Gyre (2006) Two Left Feet - Human | Animal (2009) THEATER: Rude Mechs I've Never Been So Happy - Composer, co-Lyricist, Music Director, Performer (2007 – 2011) El Paraiso – co-Composer, Performer (2002) Intergalactic Nemesis - Jason Neulander – Performer - improvised piano accompaniment on themes by Graham Reynolds (2007/09) Difference Engine (Workshop) - Salvage Vanguard (2007) - Provided incidental music for this play by Dan Dietz. SELECTED COMPOSED MUSIC FOR CONCERTS: Orchestra Six Symphonies (2000-2010) Concerto for Viola and Orchestra. Full Orchestra and Solo Viola (2000) Concerto For Rock Band. With Brown Whörnet and Full Orchestra (2004) Three Student Symphonies (2000-2010) Piano Solo GHP Children's Piano Book (2002) Fugues on TV Themes (2010) Sonata (2009) 6 Sonatinas for Lana (2008) Piano Chamber Music Delicious Food - Viola, Piano, And Bass Book 1 (2007), Book 2 (2008), Book 3 (2009) Beethoven and Mike Dickle - Violin, Cello, and Piano (2009) Spiderfarts Engraved - Organ, Flute, Cello, Guitar, and Piano, Drums (2007) Twin Streams (xylophone and piano) (2006) Weak Stream - Drums, Xylophone, Vibraphone, and Piano (2006) Peter Stopschinski - 2012 Short Resume p.3 Schostakovich Centennial - Trombone, Violin, Cello, Vibraphone, Bass, Piano, Drums (2006) String Quartets Associated With The Lost World Silent Film (2010) Performed with DJ Spooky at SXSW (2010) with String Quartet and Electronics Three Multi-movement String Quartets (2000-2009) Solos and Duos PVC by GHP for Violin, Cello, Electronics, and Piano in Surround Sound (2009) GHP Honeymoon Concert for Flute and Cello (2007) Samurai Duo (also known as Percussion Duo or Snare vs. Bass) (2006) Twin Streams (also known as XP) version for piano and xylophone (2006) Big Band Big Band Book 1 - Six Pieces for Big Band (2007) Big Band Book 2 - Seven Pieces for Big Band (2008) Percussion Ensemble 10 Pieces for Percussion Ensemble 3-5 Players (2000-2010) EDUCATOR: Accompanist, Assistant Orchestra Director, and Assistant Choir Director at the Austin Waldorf School - 3rd through 12th grades since 1999. High School and Middle School composition teacher at Austin Waldorf School since 2002 Composition/Music Theory teacher for Austin Chamber Music Center since 2004. Composed a full-length musical based on A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens for the entire Austin Waldorf High School student body on commission. Co-organized and composed for Austin Chamber Music Center Summer workshop Finale Concert 2009 on commission. Composed a concert with Graham Reynolds for McCallum High School Orchestra 2010 on commission
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One Response to Mother Falcon and Austin Chamber Music Center

  1. runpms says:

    Absolutely my pleasure. The workshop was awesome and the students really loved working with Mother Falcon and us. Blogs are great, they just takes discipline to keep up!

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