• Simply of Strings (map)
  • 78 Enoggera Terrace
  • Red Hill, QLD, 4059
  • Australia

• • • We Are Breathing • • •
• • • Kieran Welch • • •
• • • Loni Fitzpatrick • • •

We Are Breathing hosts an intimate night in Brisbane’s home of strings, Simply for Strings.

The duo, Ben Baker and Connor D’Netto, are a cello and electronics duo unconstrained by genre or style. Fluidly blending both Ben and Connor’s backgrounds in contemporary classical music with electronica, alt rock, folk music influences and improvisation, their sound is rich, complexly layered and detailed, yet immediate, direct, raw, tender and highly emotive.

On the night, We Are Breathing will joined by two of Brisbane’s most exciting contemporary classical artists. Kieran Welch and Loni Fitzpatrick, who each will perform electroacoustic sets for viola and harp respectively.

Join us for a chill atmosphere, a varied and exciting lineup of music, relax with your friends and maybe make some new ones!

First Release: SOLD OUT
Second Release: $25 ON SALE NOW

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• Kieran Welch •

Kieran Welch is an Australian violist, curator, DJ, teacher, writer, and co-director of post-genre concert series Dots+Loops. He combines this diverse, yet complementary set of skills with a passion for presenting a wide range of musical genres to varied audiences, and a thorough training in classical viola performance.

• Loni Fitzpatrick •

Loni Fitzpatrick is an extroverted and quirky freelance harpist and vocalist, currently based in Brisbane. In addition to her classical repertoire, Loni has sought after pushing the limits of the harp, experimenting with jazz, contemporary and experimental genres that explore the use of extended techniques, prepared harp, and the use of live effects and electronics. Loni is currently working on both covers and new and original material, incorporating these new ideas connecting the world of the classical with the contemporary.

• We Are Breathing (Connor D’Netto + Ben Baker) •

We Are Breathing is the duo project of Australian composer/performer Connor D’Netto and American cellist Ben Baker.

Ben and Connor met in mid 2017 at Bang On A Can’s annual Summer Music Festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art where the two were both artists-in-residence. After, the pair sought to collaborate on a project bringing together their various musical backgrounds spanning classical, folk and electronic music, their love of diverse musical styles from minimalism, electronica, alt-rock and jazz, and their passion and drive to create and engage in art unconstrained by style or genre.

The result is We Are Breathing, a new music duo creating raw, tender and emotional sounds straddling across musical worlds. With Ben on cello and Connor on synths and live electronics, their music fuses Connor’s unique post-minimal compositional voice, Ben’s virtuosic playing, both as a contemporary classical musician and a folk musician and improviser, with live signal processing and electronics creating complexly layered immersive experiences.

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This concert is proudly supported by Simply for Strings.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Mass Cultural Council, and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Connor D’Netto is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.