Neither a classical concert nor a club gig, Dots+Loops hovers somewhere in between. Headlining the concert is Drones, written by the young New York based composer Nico Muhly. Although only a few years into his career, Muhly has already had an acclaimed opera debut at the Metropolitan in New York; worked as an editor, conductor and keyboardist for Philip Glass; collaborated with and composed for Björk, Grizzly Bear, The National and Ólafur Arnalds; and even penned the string parts that helped make Usher’s Climax a commercially and critically acclaimed hit. Drones will be performed at Dots+Loops by some of Australia’s leading young musicians: pianist Sam Mitchell, nationally recognised violinist Courtenay Cleary, violist Kieran Welch, and composer/producer Ben Heim on live electronics. The concert also features young Sydney-based violist Julia Doukakis, performing the lead role in Judd Greenstein’s In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves, along with a new piece from Brisbane’s Chris Perren, performed by members of his group Nonsemble. The night will be concluded by DJ Airport, providing a set of electronica, IDM and techno that conceptually flows on from the rest of the concert.
July 3, SYC Studios, 37 Manila St, East Brisbane
Entry $15, Doors 7pm