MADE NOW MUSIC presents: Breathe
Friday, 10 August
The Sideshow - West End
Doors at 7pm, Music from 7:30
We Are Breathing (feat. Caleb Colledge)
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 that breaks down the barriers between genres and audiences.
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 muso and improviser, with live signal processing and electronics creating complexly layered immersive experiences.
Kayleigh Pincott is an Australian vocalist, composer and improviser based in Brisbane. Having just released her debut album Solace, Kayleigh Pincott is quickly establishing herself as an important voice in the Australian jazz/experimental music scene. Downend (normally a duo with guitarist Connor McDonald) sees the duo move away from standard jazz repertoire and into the unknown. Inspired by artists such as Bjork, Bon Iver, Ben Monder and Gian Slater, Conor and Kayleigh have been exploring freer and more abstract forms of expression under the moniker, Downend. The duo has spent the last few years writing and rehearsing their own original music, which utilises effects pedals, improvisation and looping.