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!
The lovely folks at Rehearsal Magazine had a chat to Kieran about the Dots+Loops series, and the 2017 Kickstarter campaign.
There's one week left for us to raise a final $3500 and fund the 2017 Dots+Loops season! Pledge now at bit.ly/dlkickstarter, and once you've done that, check out the interview with Kieran on Rehearsal Magazine.
Dots+Loops 2017 season is our biggest yet, and sees cutting-edge international talent meeting Australia’s new generation of local stars. With three major concerts, including our first mini-festival, our 2017 season features a load of Australian exclusives, world premieres, and has us fostering local talent and diverse programming more than ever.
But we need your help to make it happen! Head to our Kickstarter to pledge your support before March 23, and not only will you be empowering a year of amazing, unique live music, but you'll get to pick up a bunch of awesome rewards! Pride of place is our season launch and Kickstarter 'thank you' party Dots+Loops Compassion, exclusive to Kickstarter donors, and featuring killer acts like Nonsemble trio, Cara Tran and the Dots+Loops Quartet. Don't miss it, head to http://bit.ly/dlkickstarter to pledge now. We can't thank you enough!
Kieran will be performing with leading Australian new music ensemble Ensemble Offspring throughout 2017 as part of their Hatched Academy. Picked from 60 applicants, Kieran will be joining Ciaran Frame (NSW composer), Luke Carbon (VIC clarinet + sax) and Jasmin Leung (QLD composer) in shows during April and September. For more information see the Ensemble Offspring website.