Katie Noonan and the Australian String Quartet’s new album The Glad Tomorrow is OUT NOW featuring the searingly beautiful poetry of Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Check it out on the music service of your choosing, and of course, make sure you have a good listen to my track “Dawn Wail For The Dead”
Flora Wong celebrates the tenth birthday of her Helge Grawert instrument by commissioning four new works for violin by Australian composers Connor D'Netto, MJ O'Neill, Chris Perren and Kezia Yap.
To find out more and make a tax-deductible donation via the Australian Cultural Fund to support the project, visit bit.ly/Geburtstag2019
Katie Noonan And Australian String Quartet Announce Album ‘The Glad Tomorrow’ released August
‘The Glad Tomorrow’ National Tour, October - November 2019
World premiere performance on Gadigal Country October 28 at The Sydney Opera House
I put together a pretty little teaser film for my upcoming collaborative project non-place . . .
SUPER. BIG. NEWS.
I’ve been struggling not to talk about this for so long, and now I can finally share it with everyone – I am the 2019 Composer-In-Residence of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music ! ! ! !
I'm super excited to share with you that this August, my duo we are breathing is making our debut tour in Australia!! We'll be playing four very different gigs, teaming up with a host of amazing locals artists, venues and series, and we can't wait to share our music with you.
Please consider supporting our tour by contributing to our Kickstarter Campaign!
Very excited to share with you that I have been awarded funding in the 2018 APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund! The funding is towards supporting the commissioning of my third full-length string quartet, the result of a three-way co-commission of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music for the Goldner String Quartet (Sydney), the Mivos Quartet (New York), and the Modulus Quartet (London).
I've started a new project!!! Ben Baker and I have started up a new duo thing and
it's going to be ~ d r e a m y ~
Think lush cello, dirty synths, wild improv, lots of electronics and effects in surround sound, and some big fat soundscape-y goodness for you to sink into...
I'm very pleased to announce that recently I have been awarded a number of awards and scholarships supporting my studies in London, where I am undertaking my Masters of Music at the Royal College of Music. These are:
- Tait Trust Scholar
- Australian Music Foundation Award
- Churchie Foundation Old Boys Overseas Study Scholarship
I would like to thank the Royal College of Music, the Tait Memorial Trust, the Australian Music Foundation and the Churchie Foundation for all their generous support, without which I wouldn't have been able to undertake this amazing opportunity to move overseas and study at one of the world's best conservatories.
Most of you probably already know, but for those of you who don't, I'M MOVING TO LONDON!!!!!
I'll be living there for at least the next two years while I study my Masters at the Royal College of Music, but don't worry, I'll be back a couple of times next year :-)
I'm super excited for the move, taking on this new degree, getting to do some more travelling, and all the other amazing possibilities waiting for me on this next adventure. I'd like to give a HUGE thank you to the Royal College of Music, Tait Memorial Trust, and Churchie Old Boys' Association/Churchie Foundation for their generous scholarships and financial support, without whom this all wouldn't be possible.
I probably should have announced it a while back, but I've been selected for a fellowship with Bang on a Can!
I'm very excited to have flown to the USA last Friday for a three week residency with the amazing new-music ensemble Bang on a Can as part of their Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA!!!!!
To work with and have my music performed by them is a dream come true (their music, projects, and general ethos has long been a huge inspiration of mine) and I'm very excited to have my new quasi-concerto for saxophone and ensemble "Summer Summer" featured as part of the Festival. I'm also super keen to explore and have my music performed in the beautiful MASS MoCA, now one of the largest contemporary art museums in the world and home to so many stunning artworks by the likes of James Turrell, Sol Lewitt, and the crazy thing pictured by Nick Cave.
Stay tuned for travel photos and updates from the Festival...
I'm very excited to announce that I have been awarded the Percy Brier Memorial Composition Prize from the University of Queensland for 2016! My winning work, Texture No. 1 for Orchestra, will be premiered by the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra on 16 October 2016 in the concert hall at QPAC – Tickets available now!
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...
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.
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.
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.