Garden Quartet blends contemporary Persian and Western motifs, creating Iranian-Australian world music in a way not heard before. Emotive and delicate pieces, entwined with subtle pop sensibilities, lift into vibrant and triumphant movements, guaranteed to sway the heart and persuade the feet to tap.
Led by the Iranian born Persian Kamancheh and Qeychak Alto player, singer and song writer Gelareh Pour, Garden Quartet will lift your spirits with innovative melodic experimentation and, above all else, beauty.
Zhao Liang, Jarrad Payne, Belinda Gehlert and Dylan Marshall
In a Nexus Live commission, guzheng player Zhao Liang and drummer/composer Jarrad Payne will work together to compose new work exploring the original sonic possibilities reached by exploring and blending their contrasting musical backgrounds. Zhao’s skilful mastery of the idiosyncrasies of the guzheng will be framed by diverse percussive and electronic sounds, using automated looping and live treatment to enhance the acoustic properties of this compelling instrument. Joined by Belinda Gehlert on violin and Dylan Marshall on guitar, this world premiere new work will be intriguing, exploratory, and a true expression of intercultural artistic experimentation.
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