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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

KILLING MUSIC BY TOPOLOGY

14 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
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.

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HOPE’S BEAUTIFUL SYMPHONY

14 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
This sonic landscape that draws on Bidjara Elder Auntie Delmae’s childhood in and around Emerald, mixed with evocative, shimmering musical improvisations.

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DOTS+LOOPS

15 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
Join Dots+Loops Directors Kieran Welch, Connor D’Netto and Flora Wong as they share some of their favourite contemporary works for strings and electronics.

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DREAMING IN THE SAND

15 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
Renowned Brisbane ensemble Bentley String Quintet teams up with GANGgajang’s Robbie James to premiere his new work, Dreaming In The Sand.

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POP-UP PERFORMANCES

FACTORY LANE POP-UPS

FACTORY LANE POP-UPS

16 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
Metro Arts’ outdoor Factory Lane will come alive with free pop-up performances by Zac Sacrewski, Shenzo, Sallianna Seven, Tipping Point.

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VISUAL ART INSTALLATIONS

VISUAL ART INSTALLATIONS

VISUAL ART INSTALLATIONS

14 – 16 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL
In addition to genre-bending performances, immerse yourself in visual installations created by Pat Hoffie, Leah Barclay and more.

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TALKS & WORKSHOPS

INCLUSIVE IMPROVISATION WITH TOPOLOGY

INCLUSIVE IMPROVISATION WITH TOPOLOGY

16 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL | WORKSHOP
Bring your instruments or just yourselves for an exploration of sound. Led by Topology’s Robert Davidson, this session will explore inclusive improvisation and collaboration.

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RESTRUNG ROUNDTABLE

RESTRUNG ROUNDTABLE

16 OCT | RESTRUNG FESTIVAL | TALK
Join Restrung artists in a discussion of directions in Australian art music: how they are navigating culture, identity, environmental issues and life through contemporary artistic expression.

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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.