travis weller
composer / performer

September 12, 2013

New Music Box Article

Filed under: announcement,composition,instrument building — travis @ 12:01 pm

The Travis Weller Instrumentarium
By Andrew Sigler

Read the full article here

June 4, 2013

Critics Table Award

Filed under: announcement,composition — travis @ 11:57 am

I’m excited to announce that my piece “Concert Laguna” was awarded Best Original Composition of 2013 by the Austin Critics Table. Thanks to AMOA/Arthouse for presenting my piece and Leanne and the other performers for performing!

Austin 360 Article

Also congrats to Convergence for their award for best choral performance, and the NMC/TCC/LUL/ACMC collaboration for the Cage 100th celebration which won a special “Mt. Everest Award”

March 11, 2011

‘The end of cities’ at VAC

‘The end of cities’ is a piece for percussion trio composed specifically for the metal portico over the Kayem Arbor, using only resonant sounds inherent in the structure. It was commissioned by the UT Visual Arts Center. Premiere by Line Upon Line percussion trio.

“The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.” – Italo Calvino

Read the advance press: here

May 11, 2009

Animist Orchestra

Filed under: announcement,new music co-op,performance — travis @ 3:40 am

The next NMC concert Animist Orchestra should be very interesting. It manages to relate not only to our last concert in its focus on sound and listening, but to our 2003 Rock Music concert. The more I learn about Jeph Jerman, he seems like some sort of post-Cage naturalist shaman. I’m looking forward to meeting him in person.

April 2, 2009

NMC Presents: Sound in Time – The Music of composer Alvin Lucier, with special guest appearance by acclaimed cellist Charles Curtis (San Diego, CA)

Filed under: announcement,new music co-op,performance — travis @ 10:48 am

NMC is excited to present a full program of adventurous new music by influential minimalist composer Alvin Lucier. The co-op will be joined by virtuoso cellist Charles Curtis, a longtime colleague of Lucier and expert in his wonderfully innovative work. Through Lucier’s music, our audience will experience the physicality of sound while sine waves are frozen in time and performers use custom made electronic echo-location devices to reveal the unique sonic personality of the hall. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the strange and beautiful music of this ground-breaking experimental composer.

more at

March 8, 2009

CME performs Maritime Suite

Filed under: announcement,composition,performance — travis @ 10:46 am

Cadillac Moon Ensemble is excited to invite you to their next concert. They will be playing at the Gershwin Hotel in New York City (7 East 27th St. @ Fifth Ave.) on Thurday, March 12, 2009 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.

They will be performing two world premieres: Erich Stem’s Revisited and Jordan McLean’s The Eye is Closing on the Days of Driving. Also on the program is Travis Weller’s Maritime Suite (written for CME) and Phillip Glass’ Music in Fifths.

February 24, 2009

Austin New Music Co-op Presents: NYC flutist Roberta Michel as part of the Willow Street House Concert Series

Filed under: announcement,new music co-op,performance — travis @ 10:43 am

On Saturday February 28th New Music Co-op is pleased to present New York’s Roberta Michel for an evening of new music for flute. In an intimate setting, Roberta will perform a program of late 20th and early 21st century works for solo flute, alto flute and piccolo. Featured composers on the program include Shulamit Ran, Aaron Alon, Sean Varah, Harold Meltzer, Helen Fisher, and Ian Clarke.

more at

November 7, 2008

Open Spaces 3

Filed under: announcement,performance — travis @ 2:31 pm

I’ll be performing with Nick Hennies, Josh Ronsen, and Henna Chou Sunday November 9th at Salvage Vanguard. We’ll be playing Michael Pisaro’s piece “Sometimes” [harmony series no. 1] for four musicians playing sustained tones.

I’ve been working on the piece this week and I’m really excited to hear how it turns out on Sunday evening. The score is fairly open, and pretty long — coming in at a little over an hour. Although it looks simple, the score is deceptively challenging in that the performer is required to make critical decisions of pitch and duration within the form.

October 15, 2008

AMODA – Loud Objects & Tristan Perich

Filed under: amoda,announcement,performance — travis @ 6:27 pm

This Saturday, AMODA will present a performance by the Loud Objects and a program of works by innovative composer Tristan Perich.

I’m really looking forward to this show. I met Tristan and Kunal in Los Angeles this past Spring as they were furiously soldering their noise toys at the Bent Festival.

In addition to a super cool live soldering performance by Loud Objects, expect to hear four new compositions by Tristan:

* “Momentary Expanse” for solo vibraphone and 1-bit electronics performed by Nick Hennies of New Music Co-op

* “A, B, C, D” for solo flute and 1-bit electronics performed by Seetha Shivaswamy.

* The world premiere of “1/4 Revolution” for three string players and 1-bit electronics performed by James Alexander, Andrew Noble, and myself.

* Finally, the frenetic “Observations” for two sets of crotales (antique cymbals) and 1-bit electronics will be performed by Nick Hennies of New Music Co-op and Matt Teodori of Line Upon Line.

October 9, 2008

Anchialine Premiere – Madison, WI

Filed under: announcement,composition,performance,premiere — travis @ 6:22 pm

Madison is really beautiful this time of year. Nathaniel Bartlett and I have been working towards getting my new piece “Anchialine” for marimba and electronics up and running through his equipment. We did an early morning radio show on WORT (a very cool independent radio station here in Madison) as part of my grant from Meet the Composer Foundation.┬áThe premiere will be this Saturday October 11th at 8pm at Overture Center in Madison.

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