My First International Premiere // Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2016

My First International Premiere // Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2016

I'm getting the first (official) international premiere of my music, and not only that, it's at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival!!

Four of the fellows from the festival will be performing a casual lunchtime concert in amidst the exhibition at MASS MoCA, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The program includes my String Quartet No. 2 in E minor.

So, if you happen to be in North Adams Massachusetts next week, you should definitely go...

I wrote a thesis! // Donald Tugby Musicology Prize and Scholarship

I wrote a thesis! // Donald Tugby Musicology Prize and Scholarship

Last year (2015) I wrote a thesis! It was for my honours in my Bachelor of Music from the University of Queensland. HARMONIC PROGRESSION AND PITCH-CENTRICITY IN JOHN ADAMS PHRYGIAN GATES . . . I know, such a fun title. Anyway, somehow, it won an award! The Donald Tugby Musicology Prize and Scholarship, for the most outstanding research contribution to the field of musicology in 2015 at the university.

MSO Commission: Cybec 2017

MSO Commission: Cybec 2017

Excited to announce that I've been selected as one of four composers to take part in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's Cybec Foundation Composer Program! As part of this, I have received a commission for a new work, to be premiered in concert by MSO in January 2017.

Review: Argo presents FLOW @ Anywhere Festival

Review: Argo presents FLOW @ Anywhere Festival

"The overall effect of ‘Flow’ was profoundly relaxing and soothing, as the stresses of the week melted away in this otherworldly, multi-sensory experience."

by Karen and John Hutt, Scenestr.

Review: Argo presents ENCORE @ UQ School of Music

Review: Argo presents ENCORE @ UQ School of Music

"Argo do performances rather than concerts proper. Which is to say that you really have to be there to get it . . . it’s certain to make you stop and think and listen. I definitely recommend it."

by Carolina Caliaba, 4ZZZ reviews

CutCommon Online Music Store

CutCommon Online Music Store

Connor's work is being featured on CutCommon's new online music store. Scores, such as his award winning String Quartet No. 2 and Chamber Symphony No. 1, and recordings, including his String Quartet No. 1, are available to purchase and download.

Australian New Works Award 2015 – WINNER

Australian New Works Award 2015 – WINNER

Connor D’Netto has been named by Chamber Music Australia the winner of the inaugural Australian New Works Award for his String Quartet No. 2 in E minor, along with Michael Bakrnčev for his Piano Trio No. 2 Janino. The award was established as part of the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition with the support of Monash University and CMA Chairman, Julian Burnside AO QC.  

Paint it Red | 9 with featured artist Lucy Tyler

Paint it Red | 9 with featured artist Lucy Tyler

In the lead up to Paint in Red | 9, a collaboration between the musical and visual arts communities of Brisbane, I had the pleasure for chatting to one of the featured artists, Lucy Tyler, to talk about creating art, music, and what its live to create live reaction artworks.

Image credit: Lucy Tyler – creativemachine.com.au