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Live review: Argo’s Infinity

Live review: Argo’s Infinity

“Powerfully contemplative, argo: Infinity was as expansive as it was serene – a juxtaposition of moving sound and stillness, where the silences became just as profound as the music. In today’s busy world, it’s easy to forget to take time out for yourself to forget the pressures of tomorrow. But at Infinity, it was easy to let go. The hour flew by, and a beautiful hour it was. “

Reviewed by Celine Chong for Cut Common

REVIEW: Argo Void

REVIEW: Argo Void

“The next 90 minutes seems to slow down and stretch out, whilst also disappearing all too quickly. Violin, piano, voice, and electronics all meld in and out of each other, creating a seemingly endless single piece of music – I feel so lucky that we have events like this happening in our city, and the importance of supporting local artists, whenever we can, is rammed back into my mind”

Review for 4ZZZ

REVIEW: A luminous, multi-channel, sophisticated experience by Argo

REVIEW: A luminous, multi-channel, sophisticated experience by Argo

“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

Eyes wide open at Argo Saturation: music heard, felt and seen

Eyes wide open at Argo Saturation: music heard, felt and seen

Argo is more than just the sum of its parts – it’s an immersive, intelligently staged art-music experience that could hold the key to attracting new-generation audiences to contemporary classical performances. Sometimes you don’t need to know where a performance will take you. It’s enough to just trust the musicians and see where you arrive, eyes wide open”

Reviewed by Simon Hirtzel for ClassikON

Argo: Saturation @ Judith Wright Centre Review

Argo: Saturation @ Judith Wright Centre Review

Argo’s 'Saturation' combined classical music with electronic beats, choreographed to a light show. But that is a flat, pale description of what the musicians have achieved.”

Reviewed by Luisa Ryan for Scenestr

In Conversation: Connor D'Netto

In Conversation: Connor D'Netto

“There is so much that working across mediums and genres can bring to what you do. Whether it’s simply taking inspiration from a different medium - something that artists have been doing for centuries - or actually collaborating with different types of artists to create something new, there is heaps to be learnt. We’re doing a lot of the latter - sticking all the creatives, composers, performers and other artists in a room and seeing what will happen! That collaborative process can bring about so many great ideas. I think it’s important to recognise that when we're part of an audience experiencing a performance, we take in information with all of our senses. So, as musicians, why not create something that utilises all of them as part of the musical experience?”

An interview with Megan Stellar

Review: Argo presents ILLUMINAE @ Brisbane Writers Festival

Review: Argo presents ILLUMINAE @ Brisbane Writers Festival

"With Ben conducting, and controlling the synthesisers, and Connor on keyboards, this was a typically innovative offering from this talented young duo of composer musicians, whose unique multi-sensory concerts transcend the traditional concept of orchestral music"

by Karen and John Hutt, Scenestr.

Brisbane’s Argo turns best-selling book into space opera

Brisbane’s Argo turns best-selling book into space opera

"Ever wondered what another universe would sound like? Brisbane classical/electronic duo Argo will show you this month when they set best-selling sci-fi novel Illuminae to music for the Brisbane Writers Festival.

The duo is made up of young composers Connor D’Netto and Ben Heim, and together they’ve created a cinematic, “surround sound” experience that’s set to place audiences in the centre of this explosive book from Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Think artificial intelligence and star cruiser battles against a backdrop of live strings and electronics.

Sounds pretty cool, huh?"

by Stephanie Eslake, CutCommon

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