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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

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