Sink into a spell-binding ensemble performance from 2023 led by tar (Iranian lute) virtuoso Hamed Sadeghi, known for his fusions of Middle Eastern and Western music. Joined by his six-piece brass, double bass and percussion ensemble, he’ll perform a brand-new work inspired by Sufi mysticism.
In Empty Voices he teams with some of the Australian jazz scenes finest players – Sandy Evans, Lloyd Swanton and Paul Cutlan – and rising stars Michael Avgenicos, Thomas Avgenicos and Adem Yilmaz, to explore the idea of attaining holy love through ego-dissolution in music.
Influenced by the Sufi philosophy of his ancestral Persian culture, Sadeghi says: “To be able to love someone or something honestly you need to be able to let yourself dissolve.” Slightly melancholic and deeply mystical, Empty Voices aims to leave you empty of self-interest and full of love.
Hamed Sadeghi recorded live at The Neilson - ACO 15 January 2023
This recording will be available until Tuesday 30 April 2024