Interplay: Maryam Rahmani // Elizabeth Ruyi

New music from 8 of SA’s best – 2 artists, 2 sets, 4 Fridays

Nexus Arts presents the Interplay Performance Series, which is the culmination of a year-long artistic development program for culturally and linguistically diverse contemporary musicians. This year, Nexus has worked closely with 8 incredible musicians and bands, building their artistic practice and creative networks here in Adelaide. Throughout this four-part concert series, you will be treated to a diverse range of musical genres, from Japanese traditional music to Colombian funk; from pop to the Iranian santur. Each artist will present a 45-minute set of original music, with two artists each night, giving you a musical experience like no other. Welcome to Interplay!

Gene Phoa + San Ureshi – 19 November
Maryam Rahmani + Elizabeth Ruyi – 26 November
Noriko Tadano + Koleh – 3 December
Adrian Schmidt Mumm + GRECO REPTIL – 10 December

Interplay: Maryam Rahmani // Elizabeth Ruyi
Friday 26 November
Doors at 7pm, music at 7.30pm
Nexus Arts Venue, Cnr Morphett St and North Tce
Enter from North Tce next to the Lion Arts Factory Building

Tickets: Full price $25, Concession $20

Maryam Rahmani is an Iranian born Santur player who has been living in Adelaide since 2019. The Santur (or Santoor) is a delicate hammer dulcimer with 72 strings. Maryam has been playing this beautiful instrument since she was 12 years old, when she began exploring the traditional music of her homeland. Maryam is particularly excited by the universality of music and its ability to dissolve boundaries and bring people into an experience of mutual respect and understanding, and in this performance will be doing just that in collaboration with Grace Mensforth, cello, and Fabian Hevia, percussion.

Elizabeth Ruyi is an Adelaide singer-songwriter who shares her honest passion for music with every performance. Her gentle but strong nature shines through when you listen to her expressive voice and lyrics. Being an Australian-born Malaysian Chinese woman, her cultural background and unique experiences make up a prominent part of where her inspiration comes from. Elizabeth released her second single ‘Stars and Galaxies’ in September 2021 to critical acclaim.

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