Established in 1997, Brisbane-based Topology are established leaders in musical creativity in Australia, prolific creators of new original work, expert collaborators across genres and art forms and award-winning music educators.
Nominated for a 2014 ARIA Award for best classical album (Share House), Topology has a well-established reputation for their signature work. The quintet experiments with surprising combinations of music genres, theatrical staging and cross art form collaborations to create exciting, thought-provoking music experiences for audiences of all ages, backgrounds and tastes. Topology has released 15 albums, produced countless evening-length works, presented an award-winning concert series, and toured extensively nationally and internationally. The founding members of Topology are John Babbage (composer, saxophone), Robert Davidson (composer, bass), Bernard Hoey (composer, viola), Christa Powell (violin) and Kylie Davidson (piano, ’97-’11), with Therese Milanovic (piano) also coming onto the scene in 2009. Each of the principals is classically trained but together they have an assortment of musical paths under their belts that range from chamber music to pop, jazz to electronica, orchestral to progressive rock. This unique combination of virtuoso musicians brings a distinctive flavour and soundscape to each new work.