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!
Performing with a post-genre ethos: a performance-led exploration of post-genre and indie classical music
Kieran joins fellow Brisbane string musician entrepreneurs Monique Bartkowiak and Annie Silva on the latest episode of Musicians Unmuted, covering topics such as merging classical training with other genres, non-traditional career paths, and mental health as a musician. Check it out on Soundcloud, and while you're at it, follow Musicians Unmuted on Facebook!
Dots+Loops first major concert of the year, Compulsion, is coming up fast on Friday May 19, and it's shaping up to be our most exciting show ever!
A gripping, genre-blurring ride through contemporary classical, rock and electronica, the night is headlined with an Australian exclusive set of music written for NY indie classical band Newspeak, performed by some of Australia's most exciting musicians alongside Newspeak clarinetist Eileen Mack and composer David T. Little. Joining them will be Brisbane indie-chamber heroes Nonsemble with percussionists Anna Kho and Jamee Seeto, performing Robert Davidson's electrifying "Above Ground", and Melbourne's Solstice Trio premiering works by Maja Puseljic and Pascal Le Boeuf in the group's first interstate performance!
The night will end with a special vinyl-only DJ set from Software of Seagulls, with a bar open all night, and a bunch of comfy spaces to hang out with friends and enjoy the bangin' tunes. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your dog, and book tickets now at https://www.trybooking.com/PKDY!
Thanks to the incredible generosity of the 94 backers who supported our 2017 Kickstarter, we closed at 103% funded, with $6196 raised! And as such, we're now able to put on the most jam-packed, exciting year of Dots+Loops ever!
We can't wait to share this amazing year of music with you, at our special Kickstarter 'thank you' concert Dots+Loops Compassion on April 29, Dots+Loops Compulsion on May 19, and the Dots+Loops Companions Festival across September 8-9!