Dots+Loops

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Dots+Loops Nonstop

Dots+Loops Nonstop is a landmark 6-hour celebration of Brisbane and Australia’s most adventurous musicians and artists, journeying ​across genre and discipline to create a uniquely captivating live artistic experience.

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Dots+Loops is Australia’s post-genre music and arts series, inclusively exploring the spaces in between a traditional classical concert, an underground club gig, and an experimental art show. Combined with a passion for community and artistic equity, our unique concert experiences have been consistently applauded by critics, audiences and performers alike since 2014.

This December 7, we’re celebrating our fifth birthday with our biggest party yet, Dots+Loops Nonstop. A 6-hour celebration of Brisbane and Australia’s most adventurous musicians and artists, the festival sees us working with and for our community to champion young talent, highlight established local legends, and collaborate with acclaimed international guests. From cello-led folktronica, to transcendentally beautiful prepared piano and treated film, to a virtuosic minimalist dance-party, there’s something for all adventurous ears and eyes at Nonstop.

We’re also hosting a unique performance fellowship program for Australia’s next generation of adventurous musicians, who will be working side-by-side with leading post-genre musicians towards a headline performance of Max Richter’s Vivaldi Recomposed at the festival.

The acts are all confirmed, we’ve partnered with Newstead Brewing Co. Milton for a fantastic festival venue, and we have already received over 80% of funding required, including significant support from the Australia Council for the Arts.

However, as you can imagine, this is a huge undertaking, and for us to fully realise the Festival we still need to raise $7,500.

Please, join with us to raise the remaining amount we need to produce the festival. You’ll be directly investing in making exciting and adventurous new music and art accessible for everyone, and supporting local and diverse artists. Any donation over $2 is tax deductible, and any contribution big or small helps us to achieve our goal!

None of us would be where we are today if it wasn’t for the help of our peers and the support of our community. Join with us in building this community, and help confirm Brisbane as an international centre for exciting and inclusive music and art.

Any donor contributing over $500 can choose to directly sponsor one of our headline sets, and be listed as that set’s principal supporter!

Thank you so much for joining with us, and enabling to share this amazing festival with you, and our amazing communities in Brisbane! And once you’ve donated, head over to the festival website to read about the festival in full!

Much love,
Kieran Welch and Flora Wong

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Dots+Loops is Australia’s post-genre music and arts series, inclusively exploring the spaces in between a traditional classical concert, an underground club gig, and an experimental art show. Since 2014, we have presented exciting, adventurous and thought-provoking live art of all kinds, and placed it in relaxed urban spaces. Combined with a passion for community, social equity, and quality over quantity, our shows culminate in a unique performance experience, which has been consistently applauded by critics, audiences and artists alike.

Dots+Loops is a highly collaborative and inclusive series; every performer, composer, artist, audience attendee and support staff member is a part of the Dots+Loops family. Founded in 2014 by Artistic Director and Producer Kieran Welch, this year sees the group evolve into a national partnership, with Allison Wright joining as co-Artistic Director and Producer, and Megan Steller as Director of Education Programs and Marketing.

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