Xani Kolac

Photo: Kurt Peterson

Shortlisted piece Miniatures 1 & 2 for Piano Trio

Beginning with the note ‘G’, these two miniatures explore what is rhythmically possible for a piano trio in a contemporary art-pop instrumental context. Out of a treatise on ‘G’ comes a focus on a rich, bold melody.

About Xani Kolac

Xani Kolac has spent just over a decade exploring the virtuosic possibilities and potential of the violin in improvised, compositional and contemporary music settings. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Xani has developed her unique approach to composing for violin by creating a language of that is influenced by the likes of Astor Piazzolla and Stephane Grappelli, electronic dance music and rock guitar solos, as well as the Irish lilt of Martin Hayes. Xani has composed music for her own projects The Twoks and XANI, for theatre: Xenides (Black Swan State Theatre Company), Cyrano (Melbourne Theatre Company) and for Melbourne Amplified Strings.

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