Magic City Counterpoint is Madeleine Cocolas and Chris Perren. Together, they make evocative and textural electronic music. 

Each an accomplished composer/producer in their own right, their story begins as strangers, admiring each others’ music from across the Pacific. Cocolas worked in Seattle and New York, attracting an international following producing stunning piano-driven ambient music. Perren meanwhile carved a niche in the indie-classical world with his group Nonsemble and unique audio-visual practices.

Their collaborative work takes shape as files bouncing back and forth with few verbal discussions or indications, with an agreed-upon rule of no preciousness, no hesitation. No files are transferred without the full understanding and complete acceptance that it may be deleted or unrecognisably transformed. In stolen time and small hours as children sleep, the works come together and harness a kind of directness and clarity borne from this time-pressured and unorthodox process.




About 2021 UQ Art Museum Concert Series

The School of Music in 2021 will collaborate with the UQ Art Museum to present concerts that feature emerging musical genres from staff, students and affiliate ensembles.

The series fosters an ongoing partnership between our two prestigious institutions and supports interdisciplinary projects within the arts at UQ. Ensembles from the UQ School of Music will compliment exhibitions, with concerts featuring lecturers and students working in the genres of electro-acoustics, structured improvisation, electronic dance music, and contemporary classical music. 

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