“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
"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.
Bringing to life a surround sound space opera
by Megan Steller, Rehearsal Magazine
"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