Song Appetit with Xani Kolac
Time & Location
About the Event
Fuelled by a fiercely limitless vision for the magnitude of her craft, violinist and collaborator, Xani Kolac is amongst the most celebrated musicians of her generation.
To celebrate the launch of her latest single, Xani will join us for dinner and share both some of her music and of her journey at the next instalment of the Song Appetit series. These events combine a concert and an artist talk. Purchase a ticket and you will also receive a copy of Xani’s suggested menu for the evening.
7:00pm, Wednesday June 17 Tickets $15 through trybooking.com/BJQBB Purchase a ticket and you will get a link to watch the show online.
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org / 03 9417 1983 www.boite.com.au
About Xani: “It’s rare to hear a musician who plays as gloriously and with as much passion as Xani. We’ve been waiting for this album for years.” – Clare Bowditch
“Of all the countless violinists I’ve played with over the years, Xani stands out as one of the great-est. She’s got that rare thing called soul.” – Jens Lekman
Her spellbinding brand of music-making is boldly, brilliantly, her own. Mesmerising adventures into the spaces between pop, jazz, electronic and chamber music repertoire are coloured by contrasts between the ferocity of her instrumental output and the unassuming warmth of her voice. She’s an artist of thrilling juxtapositions that come together in the most seamless and captivating of forms. Her music elicits themes of introspect, heartache and political sovereignty bound by a refreshing aural humility.
An AU Review Best Live Instrumentalist award nominee and ten-year stalwart of the Australian indie scene as a member of The Twoks, Xani has since joined forces with Tim Rogers, Jens Lekman, Kate Ceberano, My Friend The Chocolate Cake and Clare Bowditch, appearing live at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and on ABC’s RocKwiz. Xani’s unbridled joy and onstage energy has cemented her spot as sought-after feature performer for theatre shows including the multi-award-winning “Come from Away” (2019-20) and festival projects with Melbourne Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne).
The corner of the music world that Xani has come to occupy has neither walls nor ceilings. All-at-once unique in artistic quality and fearless in her defiance of genre-based boundaries, “I’ve never strived for anything but freedom,” she says. Drawing parallels with the ethereal, multi-skilled likes of Camille, Björk and Australian legend of song-and-stage, Tim Minchin, pedals, effects and completely improvised live sets are all home turf for Kolac, a true musician of the rarest skill.
For more info visit www.xanikolac.com