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RESTRUNG FESTIVAL 2021

RESTRUNG FESTIVAL 2021

The much-loved Restrung Festival returns in 2021 bringing audiences a banquet of boundary-pushing, strings-driven music and art.

The three-day program features a dazzling program of celebrated and emerging talent, packed with bespoke events, unique collaborations and bold new works.

In addition to genre-bending performances, audiences can immerse themselves in installations created by Pat Hoffie, Leah Barclay and more. Expect joyous explorations, spontaneous art making, and a musical smorgasbord of the new, the raw and the beautiful.

PERFORMANCES

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VISUAL ART INSTALLATIONS

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

KILLING MUSIC BY TOPOLOGY

KILLING MUSIC BY TOPOLOGY

KILLING MUSIC BY TOPOLOGY

+ WELCOME TO COUNTRY BY AUNTY DELMAE BARTON

Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts

In this moment of pure catharsis, Topology offers a collective release to wipe the slate clean and prompt a renewed energy and sense of optimism.

Known for their evocative, pulse-driven and unorthodox mix of piano, strings and sax, Topology has been surprising audiences with their distinct sound since 1997. 

In Killing Music, Topology will indulge in a moment of catharsis; expressing the fury and frustration built up over 18 months of social disruption. Featuring iconic pieces from Topology’s extensive repertoire, Killing Music offers a collective release – a cleansing primal scream to wipe the slate clean and prompt a renewed energy and sense of optimism.

 

DATE

Thu 14 Oct, 2021

TIME

6pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35*
Concession $25*
Groups 6+
$25*

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

SHOW DURATION

90 mins

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

Contains haze/smoke effects.

 

THE ARTISTS

Topology

Founded in 1997, Topology is now established as a leader of creativity in the Arts in Australia, creating new original work, collaborating across style and artform boundaries and building creativity in young people and communities while strengthening the vibrancy of a collegial arts scene. WIth over 24 years of accumulated original repertoire and an insatiable drive to create new work, Topology has a well-established reputation for experimenting with surprising combinations of genres, theatrical staging and cross art form collaboration to create thought-provoking music experiences for audiences of all ages, backgrounds and tastes. Formerly Resident Artists at Brisbane Powerhouse for 18 years, Topology has an extensive discography of 16 Albums, has produced countless evening-length works and before COVID, toured extensively nationally and internationally.

Topology are famous for the breadth and depth of their collaborations. Undaunted by stylistic barriers, the quintet has created stunning new work with partners in theatre (Geoffrey Rush, Neil Armfield, Queensland Theatre Company), classical music (the Brodsky Quartet, the Southern Cross Soloists), contemporary art music (Terry Riley, Speak Percussion), dance (Expressions Dance Company, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Jody Oberfelder), puppetry (Dead Puppet Society), contemporary jazz (Trichotomy, Loops), popular songwriting (Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan), comedy (the Kransky Sisters, Gerry Connolly), Asian music (Dheeraj Shrestha, Ubiet) and Indigenous Australian music (William Barton).

Featuring

John Babbage
Christa Powell
Robert Davidson
Therese Milanovic
Bernard Hoey

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

VISITING US 

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

HOPE’S BEAUTIFUL SYMPHONY

HOPE’S BEAUTIFUL SYMPHONY

HOPE’S BEAUTIFUL SYMPHONY

Featuring Aunty Delmae Barton with Vanessa Tomlinson, Erik Griswold and Samuel Pankhurst

Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts

Hope’s Beautiful Symphony presents a sonic landscape drawing on Bidjara Elder Auntie Delmae’s childhood in and around Emerald.

Mixed with the evocative, shimmering colours of pianist Erik Griswold, percussionist Vanessa Tomlinson, and bassist Samuel Pankhurst, expect a slow-moving meditation in sound, memories and newly discovered improvisatory futures.

This band all live within five kilometres of each other, and first came together early in the pandemic for weekly jams in the studio below Erik and Vanessa’s house. What at first was a musical outlet for four frustrated musicians in lockdown, became a band of friends exploring new musical languages.

 

DATE

Thu 14 Oct, 2021

TIME

8:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35*
Concession $25*
Groups 6+
$25*

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

SHOW DURATION

60 mins

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

Contains haze/smoke effects.

 

THE ARTISTS

Aunty Delmae Barton

Widely recognized as Australia’s Dreamtime Opera Diva, Delmae Barton is a prolific solo artist whose collaborated both nationally and internationally with musicians and composers for a range of strong perfomances and events including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
 

Erik Griswold

Erik Griswold is a composer and pianist working in contemporary classical, improvised and experimental forms. The recipient of an Australia Council Fellowship in Music, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, and numerous individual grants Erik’s music has been performed in Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Festival, OzAsia Festival, and Brisbane Festival, among others.
 

Samuel Pankhurst

A composer, producer, double bassist and curator, Samuel Pankhurst’s work can be heard across film, dance and TV as well as that of his group Yirinda with Badtjala songman Fred Leone across Australia.
 

Vanessa Tomlinson

A percussive artist and Professor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium, Vanessa Tomlinson explores how sound shapes our lives. After touring the world for 25 years and with a history in experimental music, her work considers how we listen; awakening our ears to new sounds in new spaces, with the hope that attentive listening will lead to attentive custodianship of place. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

VISITING US 

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

VISUAL ART INSTALLATIONS

VISUAL ART INSTALLATIONS

VISUAL ART INSTALLATIONS

Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts

In addition to genre-bending performances, immerse yourself in visual installations created by Pat Hoffie & Stefan Purcell, Leah Barclay & Briony Luttrell and Velvet Pesu.

ARCANA FOR A SEASON OF SEPARATION

By Pat Hoffie & Stefan Purcell

As the backdrop to performances during Restrung Festival, Arcana for a Season of Separation is an immersive installation work that has emerged from the deep commitment from each of the artists involved in this project to use their art to cut through the separations and barriers of this current “Season of Separation”.  It is, in equal parts, a project of mourning and of celebration – both underscored by a core of hope.

Contains haze/smoke effects.

Various Times | New Benner Theatre
FREE

ANNIHILATION

By Leah Barclay & Briony Luttrell

This immersive sound installation embodies the anxiety of the present and likely futures of the Great Barrier Reef. It is the second in a trilogy of works which explore an interdisciplinary approach to sound as measure for biodiversity and affective call to action. Hydrophone (underwater) recordings of the reef are played through stringed instruments with transducers and augmented by improvised responses allowing them to translate the sounds of the reef into a familiar emotive auralities. Through cultural symbols of powerful but abstracted affect, this work explores the reality of destruction, death, and imminent annihilation of global underwater ecosystems.

14 – 16 OCT | Throughout festival
Factory Lane | FREE

BEING SKY MOUNTAIN

Velvet Pesu (living art installation)

Velvet’s rare contralto voice and innate sense of spirit is core to Being Sky Mountain. An avid collector of organic and recycled elements she is a living archive of songs and vocal rhythms from ancient traditions. Velvet aims to engage, challenge perceptions and inspire transformation through a rich tapestry of culture and sound. She is motivated by the opportunity to explore, improvise and collaborate whilst promoting authentic positive change through the coordination of inclusive, non judgmental art.

14 – 16 OCT | Various times – Roaming
Factory Lane | FREE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

VISITING US 

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

DOTS+LOOPS

DOTS+LOOPS

DOTS+LOOPS

With Connor D’Netto, Kieran Welch and Flora Wong

Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts

For one night only, join Dots+Loops Directors Kieran Welch, Connor DNetto and Flora Wong as they share some of their favourite contemporary works for strings and electronics.

With a history of inclusively exploring the spaces in between a traditional classical concert, an underground club gig, and an experimental art show, Dots+Loops has been sharing adventurous and thought-provoking live art with audiences since 2014.

In this bespoke performance, they’ll discuss what drew them to performing, composing and presenting contemporary and post-genre music and live art.

DATE

Fri 15 Oct, 2021

TIME

6:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35*
Concession $25*
Groups 6+
$25*

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

SHOW DURATION

60 mins

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

Contains haze/smoke effects.

THE ARTISTS

Kieran Welch
Kieran is the founder and Artistic Director of the post-genre  concert series Dots+Loops, inclusively exploring the spaces inbetween a traditional classical concert, an underground club gig,  and an experimental art show. Though trained in classical viola from an early age, as this classical  education progressed into a profession, Kieran increasingly spent  the time away from his instrument building skills as a DJ, heading  to music festivals, and working as an indie rock and electronica  music journalist. Dots+Loops emerged from a quest to merge  these previously separate artistic aspects of his life, and combined  with the rise of a burgeoning community of post-genre musicians  in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia, the series has now seen  five years of unique live art experiences, acclaimed by critics,  audiences and artists alike. 

Flora Wong
Australian violinist Flora Wong is a musician who is drawn to the  intersections between different disciplines of music-making.  Equally at home coaxing virtuosic Baroque figurations out of gut strings as she is playing polyrhythms alongside a drum kit, she is  fast becoming a go-to collaborator for contemporary and cross genre projects in Brisbane (Turrbal/Jagera land). She is a member  of Brisbane-based new music septet Nonsemble, Associate  Director of post-genre concert series Dots+Loops, and a lecturer  in contemporary violin at JMC Academy. She works closely with  Brisbane composer Chris Perren, premiering many of his works in  Australia and internationally, and has given the Australian  premiere performances of works by Kate Moore, Missy Mazzoli,  and Judd Greenstein.

Connor D’Netto
Connor D’Netto has been described as “the model contemporary  Australian composer” by ABC Classic FM. His music balances  rhythmic drive, heartfelt lyricism drawn from his background as a  vocalist, textures expanding the limits of instrumental sound, and  delicate incorporation of electronic elements. 
In 2021 The Australian listed Connor as one of their “21 Hottest  Creative Artists of 2021”. In 2019, Connor was Composer-In Residence of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, youngest  in the Festival’s history. He has held residencies with prolific New  York new-music collective Bang On A Can and with the Melbourne  Symphony Orchestra. He has been awarded prizes including an  APRA Art Music Fund Award and the Brisbane City Council Lord  Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowship. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Dots+Loops is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund and are an Affiliate of the Unviersity of Queensland School of Music.

Restrung Festival and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

VISITING US 

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

DREAMING IN THE SAND

DREAMING IN THE SAND

DREAMING IN THE SAND

Composed by Robbie James | Performed by the Bentley String Quintet

Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts

Renowned Brisbane ensemble Bentley String Quintet teams up with GANGgajangs Robbie James to premiere his new work, Dreaming In The Sand.

Across three acts performed by the Bentley String Quintet, Dreaming In The Sand explores Australia before the coming of the First Fleet from the perspective of the animals; then the journey and arrival of the ships and the resulting tragedies told from the viewpoint of convict Suzannah; and finally a visualised present day where all Australians are held to the same standard, whether their identity is defined by the landscape or not.

The ancient “Songlines” are a protected national treasure, their significance in our country’s history and ongoing story is fundamental to who we are as a nation.

Dreaming In The Sand pays homage to all those displaced, past and present.

DATE

Fri 15 Oct, 2021

TIME

8:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35*
Concession $25*
Groups 6+
$25*

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

SHOW DURATION

60 mins

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

Contains haze/smoke effects.

THE ARTISTS

Robbie James

Brisbane-based Robbie James has been GANGgajang’s guitarist and one of the band’s songwriters and producers since 1985.  He has also released three solo albums: Suzannah Suite, Secrets In The Sand and 24 Hours A Night. Robbie was inducted into the SA Music Hall of Fame in 2019.

GANGgajang GANGgajang’s songs were an integral part of the music revolution of the 1980s. The timeless Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia) is one of the all-time classic Australian songs.

Yothu Yindi Robbie played guitar with Yothu Yindi for five years after joining them in Brazil 2001 when they and GANGgajang toured the country together.

Scattered People Since 2012, Robbie has been a member of Scattered People, a group of musicians who rose out of the Brisbane Asylum Seeker Centre in 1998. He produced and co-wrote their third album Sugarmill Road of which the documentary Scattered People (released during Refugee Week 2021) is based upon.

Classical Robbie’s arrangement of Sounds Of Then was performed by the SYO at the NSW Premier’s Luncheon in 2001, and again at the London Paralympics in 2012.  

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

VISITING US 

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

DOUBLE BILL: TESS KING + VOLTFRUIT

DOUBLE BILL: TESS KING + VOLTFRUIT

DOUBLE BILL: TESS KING + VOLTFRUIT

Threadbare Entanglement by Tess King + Voltfruit with Flora Wong and Luke Cuerel

Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts

Restrung Festival presents this special double-bill performance by electronic voyagers Tess King and Voltfruit.

Threadbare Entanglement by Tess King 

Combining captivating physical performance, Tess conducts a narrative of sound, telling a story of tangled webs and invisible threads. The hum and thrum of layered sounds will lull you further inwards in this work inspired by the wires of communication and means of interconnectedness we live by these days. At its center lays a conductor, waving motions of grandeur to desperately perpetuate the web. An impression of self and the fraught struggle of disparate harmonies. Projections of abstract shapes and motions ensnare you into a world of tilting balances. Beware the spider that weaves her web.

Voltfruit with Flora Wong and Luke Cuerel

Voltfruit is a Brisbane-based experimental music duo consisting of Flora Wong (strings/electronics) and Luke Cuerel (winds/synths/electronics). They draw on their collective experience and training in classical, jazz and contemporary music, combining improvisatory and compositional techniques and exploring the interaction between acoustic and electronic sounds. They enjoy collaborating with other musicians and creating cross-disciplinary work with other artists, and have a keen interest in the sound environments and histories of places and making site-specific works incorporating samples and field recordings.

DATE

Sat 16 Oct, 2021

TIME

2pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35*
Concession $25*
Groups 6+
$25*

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

SHOW DURATION

60 mins

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

Contains haze/smoke effects.

THE ARTISTS

Tess King

Through the crucible of university, Tess has emerged eager to experiment. She has recently played with whole body performances utilising wireless devices for audio/visual generation and manipulations. The notion of performance as a whole is exaggerated by confident, flowing motions and bursts of sonic and visual colour. These performances have been executed over the Meanjin (Brisbane) region over the last year. Her practice is expanding to installations of that focus on audience interaction, unique formats and perspectives. Her inspirations stem from noise, impressionism and experimentalism in both art and music, with a high degree of cultivated randomness injected into every event. She focusses on bringing a sense of wholeness to her art that communicates a passion for the weird wonderfulness of life. 

Flora Wong / Voltfruit

Australian violinist Flora Wong (黃芷蕾) is a musician who is  drawn to the intersections between different disciplines of  music-making. Equally at home improvising for strings and electronics as she is punching out polyrhythms opposite a  drum kit, she is a go-to collaborator for new music and  multi-disciplinary projects in Brisbane (Jagera/Turrbal land). She is a member of Brisbane-based ensembles Nonsemble,  Voltfruit, Tango Enigmático, the Sophie Min Orchestra and  Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra and the Associate Director of  Dots+Loops. Her recent projects include Vulcana Circus’  “Seen But Not Her” and Kezia Yap’s “SHARING SPACES”, and  she is currently in the process of recording the four new  Australian violin works that were commissioned as part of  her 2019 project “Geburtstag”. 

Luke Cuerel / Voltfruit

Luke Cuerel is a jazz saxophonist, composer and educator  from Brisbane, Australia. His work explores music in unique  contexts; specifically in relation to people, places and events  in Australian life. Luke is currently busy writing, performing and managing projects such as his original jazz quintet, 14-piece ensemble  the “Luke Cuerel Orchestra”, solo electronic project “Expo 88” and regular stints as a sideman for artists such as “Boy  and Bear” and experimental, jazz and improvised music  groups. As a composer and improvisor, Luke has recently been  involved in Soundstream’s Emerging composer forum, and  Tone List’s Sounding Together workshops in Adelaide (SA)  and Perth (WA) respectively. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

VISITING US 

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

DAVID BENTLEY TRIO WITH SHENZO & DANIELLE

DAVID BENTLEY TRIO WITH SHENZO & DANIELLE

DAVID BENTLEY TRIO
WITH SHENZO & DANIELLE

Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts

Classic trio jazz and funky rhythms make for a spicy bouillabaisse when Brisbane’s legendary David Bentley Trio (DB3) takes the stage, joined by virtuoso violinist Shenzo Gregorio and cellist Danielle Bentley.

Accomplished jazz/blues pianist and composer David Bentley is best-known in Britain as author of In A Broken Dream – a hit for Python Lee Jackson (feat. Rod Stewart) in the 70s and, more recently, as a remix by Harlem rapper Rocky A$ap.

In this special Restrung performance, they will be joined by Shenzo Gregorio – a multi-award winning world-renowned jazz and classical violinist/improviser and composer and Danielle Bentley – a classically-trained award-winning cellist and festival curator, specialising in Australian art music.

Legendary Brisbane musicians Andrew Shaw (bass) and Nathan Goldman (drums) make up the rest of this swinging, spirited and multi-faceted lineup featuring Bentley’s originals, timeless standards, quirky blues and New Orleans grooves.

DATE

Sat 16 Oct, 2021

TIME

5:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35*
Concession $25*
Groups 6+
$25*

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

SHOW DURATION

60 mins

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

Contains haze/smoke effects.

THE ARTISTS

David Bentley

David Bentley is an accomplished jazz/blues pianist and composer. As well as being a drawcard in its own right, David’s trio has backed many jazz luminaries – including vibraphonist Milt Jackson, reedman Phil Woods and vocalist Mark Murphy. The trio performs at jazz clubs in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast and has been featured at music festivals, including the Byron Bay Blues Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Restrung and Brisbane Festival. As a songwriter, David is best-known in Britain as the author of ‘In A Broken Dream’ –  a hit for Python Lee Jackson in the 70s  and, more recently, as a remix by Harlem rapper Rocky A$ap.

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is the bassist of choice not only for DB3 but for artists like saxophonist Dave Liebman and guitarist John Scofield.  Shaw performs in genres from jazz to world music and classical.

Nathan Goldman

Nathan Goldman is a tasty and swinging jazz drummer whose style defies easy categorisation. Prominent in the Brisbane jazz scene for the past 18 years, Nathan has performed with interstate and overseas touring artists including Dale Barlow, James Sherlock and Hetty Kate as well as with the West End Composer’s Collective and the Abbreviations Orchestra.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

VISITING US 

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

FACTORY LANE POP-UPS

FACTORY LANE POP-UPS

FACTORY LANE POP-UPS

Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts

On Saturday evening, Metro Arts’ outdoor Factory Lane will come alive with free pop-up performances by Zac Sakrewski, Shenzo, Sallianna Seven and Tipping Point.

Start your afternoon with a theatre performance by the legendary David Bentley Trio joined by virtuoso violinist Shenzo Gregorio, and stay for the Closing Night Party with Estampa serving an unbridled journey from a 1930’s Parisian jazz club to the streets of São Paulo.

Laneway performance are free – book tickets for David Bentley Trio and the Closing Night Party with Estampa here.

DATE

Sat 16 Oct, 2021

TIME

6:30 – 8:15pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

FREE

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

Contains haze/smoke effects.

 

THE ARTISTS

Zac Sacrewski

Zac Sacrewski blurs the lines between instrument and perception in his new project, The Architect (and the Creation of Worlds). This is a space where sound worlds are created, lived in and destroyed for indeterminate amounts of time. Utilising the double bass as a tool for infinite expression, The Architect seeks to create worlds brimming with life and energy. Those who listen deeply may transport themselves away from the space where they exist to visit a different, sometimes alien reality.

Shenzo Gregorio

Shenzo Gregorio’s String Universe – violin, electric violin, viola, octave viola, guitar, mandolin, piano, Cajon… they’re all instruments with two things in common… a set of strings and the curator of improvising on them – Shenzo Gregorio. For 23 years Shenzo has taken his set of strings across the globe and when that wasn’t enough he’s also experimented with being suspended by wires while playing violin. The fascination hasn’t ceased with what’s possible, the edges of his string universe only just becoming apparent.

Salliana Seven

Salliana Seven is a freelance multi-instrumentalist with an addiction to weird and wonderful stringed instruments. She usually performs as a side person with artists such as Bernard Fanning and Alex Lloyd. Salliana also made her film debut this year composing and performing the score for Leah Purcell’s feature film The Drovers Wife : The Legend of Molly Johnson

Tipping Point

Take a vibrant journey through a diverse world of cellistic sounds and explore the edges of classical and contemporary timbre with award-winning cellists Danielle Bentley and Oliver Scott. This special performance will feature a collaboration with award-winning Australian-Canadian composer Louise Denson, in her specially Restrung-commissioned work ‘Tipping Point’.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

VISITING US 

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY WITH ESTAMPA

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY WITH ESTAMPA

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY WITH ESTAMPA

Featuring Rebecca Karlen, Paul Henderson, John Reeves and Samuel Vincent

Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts

Estampa evokes visions of Parisian laneways, South American sensuality, and the unbridled joy of European folk-music.

Combining a unique blend of violin, voice, piano accordion, guitar, banjo and double bass, expect an eclectic experience that will leave you feeling like youʼve entered a 1930ʼs Parisian jazz club or the streets of São Paulo.

The group features Rebecca Karlen on violin and vocals, Paul Henderson on guitar/banjo, John Reeves on piano accordion and Samuel Vincent on double bass. These well established musicians come from diverse musical backgrounds and together perform an eclectic mix of music, including French jazz and chansons, Brazilian instrumental music, Bossa Nova, Scandinavian and other World Folk music.

DATE

Sat 16 Oct, 2021

TIME

8:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $25*

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

SHOW DURATION

90 mins

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

Contains haze/smoke effects.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

VISITING US 

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information.