Kieran will be performing a solo set of music of viola and electronics as part of the Sonic State festival.
"Sonic State Queensland Week Microfestival brings together nationally significant musicians who have each been leaders in their field, setting up spaces and contexts for audiences to connect to the latest work by experimental music makers, curated by sound artist Luke Jaaniste. A celebration of spatial and sonic experimental music-making in Brisbane, Sonic State Queensland Week Microfestival is an all-ages event that includes music performances, free workshops, artist talks and an opening night celebration."
7pm Saturday June 11 at Metro Arts, Brisbane. More information and tickets available at http://www.metroarts.com.au/sonic-state-a-queensland-week-celebration/.
Dots+Loops inhabits a space in between a classical concert and a club gig, placing encapsulating live performances within relaxed contemporary spaces. Co-presented by QAGOMA, Dots+Loops Recomposed will feature Max Richter's "Vivaldi Recomposed" performed for the first time in Brisbane using its original instrumentation, as well as the premiere of a new major work by Nonsemble, and a DJ set conceptually flowing on from the rest of the concert to close.
02/07/2016, 6-10pm in the QAGoMA River Room.
More information at http://bit.ly/dlrecomposed.
Kieran has been awarded a place in the Bang on a Can 2016 Summer Festival. Held throughout July in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the program is one of the most respected contemporary music mentoring programs in the world, and in 2016 features Grammy and Pulitzer award winning composer John Luther Adams as artist in residence.
Kieran's participation in the Bang on a Can Summer Festival is kindly supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the PPCA Performers' Trust Fund.
Nonsemble are releasing our next EP, entitled Spaceship Earth, on March 24 via Bigo and Twigetti.
This one has been a long time in the making. 3 years of development and over a year of production, distilled into 5 songs that we can’t wait for you to hear.
Unlike our previous instrumental releases, Spaceship Earth is a collection of songs with words – a song cycle, perhaps – underpinned by typically Nonsemble-esque detailed chamber arrangements. We’ve enlisted some of our friends whose voices we are in love with to sing these songs for us.
You can stream the track Somnambulists, and pre-order your copy from bandcamp right now.
We can’t let you hear the rest of it just yet, but here’s what it looks like:
featuring Dean McGrath (Hungry Kids of Hungary, ROLLS BAYCE)
featuring Amela Duheric (Malo Zima, Amela)
featuring Shem Allen (Skinny Jean)
04. Sovereign Murders
featuring Cameron Bower (Big Dead)
featuring Mel Tickle (Little Scout, Pynes) and Shem Allen.
We owe an enormous thank you to many people for helping us pull this thing together, and doubtless we will issue many thank yous in the in months to come. But for now, we’d just like to express some serious appreciation to Jim Perkins and the crew at Bigo and Twigetti for their hard work, to Shaun Moriarty for his glorious artwork, to our friends Dean, Amela, Shem, Cam and Mel, whose amazing voices truly set these songs alight, and to Tom Green, UQ Music, and Steve Bartlett for their valuable help in the production process.
(Text by Chris Perren.)
Kieran will be performing alongside Marimba soloist Anna Kho at Paint it Red • SKINS on February 20, and premiering a major new work by Connor D'Netto at Argo: Meditations, 19 March 2016. For more information check out the "Dates" page.
Neither a classical concert nor a club gig, Dots+Loops: Delay inhabits a space in between. Violist Kieran Welch will present an intimate, engaging and conceptually tight program of music for viola, delay and electronics, concluded with a DJ set from Software of Seagulls that flows on from the rest of the concert. Repertoire includes the world premiere of Chris Perren's "A Missing Moon", and Australian premieres of music by Michael Gordon, Nico Muhly and Missy Mazzoli.
More information at http://bit.ly/dldelay
The Creative Issue's Madeleine Dale was at Dots+Loops 5x4, and it looks like she enjoyed herself as much as we did!
"Dots+Loops is a tremendously exciting new venture. While independent theatre in the city is flourishing, similar communities and outlets for classical music have been sorely lacking. This series provides an excellent opportunity for local composers to showcase their work, and for less traditional international pieces to première for Brisbane audiences. If the series can continue forwards with the nous, talent and dynamism it has thus shown, Dots+Loops will go on to play a vital role in Brisbane’s cultural scene."
Read more at http://www.creativedrinks.com.au/dotsloops/.