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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 

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