Today is the last day of the A Missing Moon Fund. If you haven’t joined with us yet, it’s now or never!
Thanks to 38 generous donors, we’re almost half-way to the $5000 target. As it’s not all-or-nothing on ACF, every cent donated will still go directly to the composers, regardless of whether we hit this target. But not hitting the target will mean we won’t be able to pay all five beautiful artists what they deserve. Some of them have incredibly generously offered to go ahead regardless of financial return, which means we’re now at the point where the project will still progress as planned. But every dollar donated from now until the end of the day is another we can pay these incredibly deserving composers. Every little bit counts.
Please join with us now at australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/kieran-welch-a-missing-moon, and support exciting, inclusive post-genre music, and the livelihood of adventurous young music makers.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, Chris Perren, Tilman Robinson, Ailie Robertson, Steph Lâlka and Kieran.
A thrilling classical performance, an enthralling electronic album, a DJ set...
A Missing Moon is all of these and more.
Exploring the spaces in between contemporary viola art music, experimental electronic music, and electronic dance music, A Missing Moon is a gripping and cohesive journey through musical genre and emotion, across new works by Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, Chris Perren, Ailie Robertson, Tilman Robinson, and LÂLKA. A Missing Moon is a debut album and concert experience like no other: a unique, organic exploration of a post-genre approach to music at every step, combining compositional, production and performance aspects from a kaleidoscope of different musical worlds, then squeezing them through Kieran’s keen curatorial process. But we need your help to make it happen!
Funding the creation of adventurous new works is notoriously difficult in Australia. By donating to the A Missing Moon Australian Cultural Fund, not only will you be joining as an integral part of this unique artistic product, but you will be directly building a rich and diverse community of adventurous music creators. And every donation above $2 is tax deductible!
"Kieran [...] not only delivered a diverse and fascinating program, but throughout every piece demonstrated an artistic conviction that was a joy to witness. The highlight of Kieran’s playing was his expressive and engaging performance of Nico Muhly’s Keep in Touch for viola and electronics. He prefaced it with an explanation of what the work means to him through its celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community – and his interpretation was not only skilful, but beautifully vulnerable [...] Kieran's set was a pleasure to watch."
CutCommon's Lily Bryant was at Kieran's last solo show (supporting we are breathing on their debut Australian tour), and had only rave reviews for his performance. Read the full review at www.cutcommonmag.com/live-review-lily-goes-to-see-we-are-breathing/, and keep an eye on all his upcoming performances here!
A "musical utopia for innovative musicians", the Bang on a Can Summer Festival is regarded as one of the leading contemporary music mentorship programs in the world. Kieran will return for his second year as a fellow this July, where he'll work and perform alongside Grammy and Pulitzer prize-winning composers Steve Reich, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and internationally acclaimed musicians such as cellist Nick Photinos and pianist Vicky Chow.
For more information on the festival and a daily schedule, head to bangonacan.org/summer_festival.
Curated by Kieran, join Dots+Loops for a musical experience like no other: the Dots+Loops Companions Festival! Blurring electronica, jazz and classical into a completely new and captivating experience, the festival features world-renowned cellist Ashley Bathgate, brand new music from Big Dead, immersive virtuosity from Kupka's Piano, and Rosa Guitar Trio premiering two new pieces written just for the festival by Chris Perren and Brechtje.
Held in the chilled out warehouse at Cupo in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, there's heaps of comfy spaces to hang out with friends, and a bar open all night. DJs Airport and Luke Cuerel will keep each night alive with a range of music following on from the rest of each program, while audience, performers and composers alike hang out in the in-venue afterparty.
Space is limited and tickets are moving fast, so grab yours now at trybooking.com/QAUG!