“The composition by Connor D’Netto, Joshua Rivory and Thomas Green entitled to the sky, was as mesmerising as the display of stars and planets unfolding on the ceiling. I almost didn’t realise that there were live musicians placed around the room; the musicians blended in so well with the electronics. Or perhaps the electronics blended in well with the musicians! Either way, it was a seamless performance by Camerata and Argo.”
Reviewed by Anne Lee-Archer for ClassikON
“These performances were yet another intensely satisfying multi-sensory offering from the uniquely talented and innovative conceptual art and musicianship of Argo.”
Reviewed by Karen Hutt and John Hutt for Scenestr
"Inspired by a visit to Charleville, 20-something D’Netto’s Air & Fantasy is a cracker in the grand string-orchestral tradition, kind of Vaughan Williams meets Petris Vasks in the Australian outback, surely the best musical work ever premiered at the Charleville Racecourse Complex.”
Review by Martin Buzacott for The Australian
So, I went to Charleville, I looked around, I took some photos... What happened next??
Well, do an interview on ABC Radio National about the piece I've written, BEFORE YOU'VE EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO FINISH WRITING IT!! That totally makes sense, right?
I'm really stoked to be working on a new piece commissioned by the Camerata of St. John's to premiere on their tour of regional Queensland next month!
But first, their concertmaster/artistic director, Brendan Joyce, and I headed out to Charleville, to meet some of the locals, explore the area, do a few interviews for the local papers and radio, and gather some ideas to use in the new work.
Take a look at what we saw...