BY LILY BRYANT

It can be hard to imagine music that doesn’t fit neatly into boxes.

As listeners, we’re used to genre-specific radio stations and Spotify playlists. As musicians, we categorise ourselves as ‘classical’ or ‘jazz’ or ‘contemporary’ artists, and often seek inspiration from within these confines.

So what does it look like when we separate music from sets of arbitrary rules, and focus on creating music that is completely true to our own imagination?

Cue Connor D’Netto and Ben Baker, the two musicians behind cello and electronics duo we are breathing. They are both classically trained, and have their own impressive lists of individual achievements. But together, their expertise allows them to create music that is uniquely their own – music that doesn’t fit into any box.

We spoke to the duo about their debut Australian tour, and how they create a sound that is so innovative and individual.