More dates

Dots+Loops: PLAYBACK 2023

This event has passed Get Tickets

Event description

You’ve heard them once and now they’re back for more...

We’ve handed the reins over to our Fellowship Program Alumni and let them do whatever they like… This December join us for a thrilling new mini-festival: PLAYBACK

//  Andromeda Saxophone Quartet
// Chaos Collective
// Claire Litwinowicz
// The Emerald Ruby
// New Resource
PLUS interactive installation art by Oliver Brown


Doors open 5.00pm, music 5.30pm till 10.00pm

From eclectic speech-sounds to ambient soundscapes, organic chamber music meets the vast and vibrant world of the electronic in a mesmerising performance by Andromeda Saxophone Quartet. Sweeping lyrical lines, the grit of guitar effect pedals, and cascading layers of loops combine in a performance by violinist Claire Litwinowicz exploring the old and new. Chaos Collective find solace in the weird and exciting world of modern instrumental performance,  morphing together electro-acoustic improvisations, new originals, and works by composers near and afar to gleefully suspend you between states of chaos and calm. Soulful vocals caress a gentle ukulele, stitched together with lilting flute forging the sonic palette of the multidisciplinary artist The Emerald Ruby. Experience the expansive synths, lush electronic soundscapes, flowing woodwind lines and tactile found percussion of New Resource in their newest project ‘Havens’, an ode to the digital spaces that kept the duo connected, ranging from tender and lyrical, to head-spinning and monumental. In between the performances on stage, immerse yourselves in Interchange, an interactive installation by Oliver Brown that transports you into the sonic and literal entanglements of Southern California's infamous freeways.

Over the years we’ve had so many amazing emerging artists come through our Fellowship Programs, and it’s been a thrill to see them flourish since. With PLAYBACK, we’re excited to provide a canvas for our alumni to share what they’ve been working on since their time in residency with us.



To make sure everyone can join in, tickets are Pay-What-You-Can-Afford, minimum $20. We encourage those of you with the means to do so to pay more, enabling us to put this event on while keeping it accessible to those in our community who may be experiencing financial difficulties. If it is within your means, our suggested ticket price is $35. Every little bit helps support Meanjin/Brisbane's vibrant arts community and the amazing artists in the Dots+Loops family.

We have an allocation of free and discounted tickets available for First Nations people and any people who can't afford the ticket price. To access these tickets, please contact us or send us a message on the Dots+Loops Instagram for more information.



The Studio at The Old Museum is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access to the Studios is via ramp at the front door. If you find you’d like support up the ramp, our ushers will be on hand, just give them a wave.

There is one disabled parking space at The Old Museum, and patrons can be dropped off directly outside the front door of the venue.

The main bathrooms in the front foyer of Studio 1 are not wheelchair accessible. Accessible bathrooms are located at the rear of the venue through Studio 3 – please reach out to one of our ushers to show you the way there.

Tickets are available for carers, please contact us via email and we will send you a ticket:

For more detail on venue access, please see the Accessibility Details page for The Old Museum Studios:

Dots+Loops exists for all members of the community, regardless of gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity or economic background. Our shows are explicitly safe spaces, with no tolerance for bigotry, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, sexism, misogyny, or ableist behaviours or attitudes


Acknowledgement of Country

Dots+Loops PLAYBACK is held on Jagera and Turrbal land. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners and pay our pay respects to Elders past and present. First Nations communities have been creating and sharing music, art and culture here for thousands of generations, and we recognise the important ongoing contributions they make to our music and arts scenes. This always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Dots+Loops PLAYBACK 2023 – Poster designed by Connor D'Netto

+ • + • + • + • + • + • + • + • + • + • +

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Dots+Loops is an artist-led non-profit organisation which is able to run thanks to the support of our community of patrons, supporters and audiences. We are so very grateful to the many generous individuals that have made donations to Dots+Loops, your support makes creating diverse, inclusive and accessible adventurous art possible for our community. You can make a tax-deductible donation through the Australian Cultural Fund.

Dots+Loops is supported by the Australian Cultural Fund and our partners Cre8tive Nations, Sage Hotel James Street, and the University of Queensland School of Music.

Powered by

Tickets for good, not greed Humanitix donates 100% of profits from booking fees to charity

Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 1 day prior to the event