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
Hamed Sadeghi - Tar
Sandy Evans - Saxophone
Paul Cutlan - Bass Clarinet
Lloyd Swanton - Double Bass
Michael Avgenicos - Saxophone
Thomas Avgenicos - Trumpet
Adem Yilmaz - Percussion
Empty Voices is commissioned by the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund in partnership with the Australian Music Centre and SOUNZ. Supported By Create NSW.
Produced by AHDC
Record live at The Neilson - ACO, Pier 2/3 January 2023.
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