• Hares & Hyenas (map)
  • 63 Johnston Street
  • Fitzroy, VIC, 3065
  • Australia

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• • • No Compliments • • •

Saturday 18 August 2018
The Hare Hole @ Hares Hyenas
Doors: 7.30pm

We Are Breathing makes their Melbourne debut in an intimate night at Fitzroy's Hare Hole @ Hares Hyenas.

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 local experimental electronics and percussion duo No Compliments, Allison Wright and Madi Chwasta.

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

$20 On Sale Now

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• No Compliments (Allison Wright + Madi Chwasta) •

No Compliments investigates and celebrates the discourse between experimental contemporary music and avant-garde pop featuring a diverse range of live percussion and live electronics. Taking equal inspiration from contemporary classical music, ambient edm and boiler room techno; a typical NC set cannot be defined by genre, but by energy.

• 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 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.