Xani Kolac - electric violinist from The Twoks – has composed and arranged music for electric violin and drums with strings in this premiere of THE TWOKS + STRINGS. Imagined specifically for The Gasometer Hotel, in the heart of bohemian Collingwood, THE TWOKS + STRINGS features a full string section set up on the balcony to add a Contemporary/Classical bent on The Twoks’ dance-pop music.
Merging Classical instruments with electronics and guitar effects pedals, Kolac’s compositions are fresh and experimental, often moving away from the stereotype of beautiful, lush string-scapes.
The Twoks have performed at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Bennett’s Lane and recently opened for 2Cellos at The Palais, St Kilda. The duo have also appeared at The Falls Festival, Woodford and St Kilda Festival. The Twoks will be supported by contemporary percussionist, Matthias Schack-Arnott as well as a very special guest to be announced.
"Xani Kolac does things with a violin that set her apart from just about any other violin player on the planet. Nobody uses a loop pedal better than Xani." Owen McKern, RRR RadioThon Edition, 2012.