This year, Restrung returns for its third year running to deliver an all-star line-up of more than 50 global, national and local artists that bridge the gaps between specific genres – classical, electronica, folk, jazz, rock, pop, minimalism and more. The performances you see cannot be put into a box or bound by a single word – the bill has been curated specifically to challenge people’s perceptions of the arts realm. From soloists to massive groups and dancers to theatre, Restrung is a journey through the obscure, the illicit and the plain magnificent.
The three-day program is packed with goodness, but there are a few events popping up that have got tongues wagging. Punters can take in the visual and sonic feast of a collaboration between Collusion and the Queensland Ballet Academy – Muscle Memory: Reflex brings new dance and chamber music together to create a truly electric performance. Another must-see is DUSK, the result of a second collab between celebrated Australian composer and improviser Richard Grantham (also known as The Viola Cloning Project) and ground-breaking contemporary performance company Zen Zen Zo – think layers of looped strings meets explosive physical theatre.
Keen to sample a new perspective? You can check out the whole Restrung program and buy tickets through Brisbane Powerhouse.