Nexus Arts, in partnership with the WOMADelaide Foundation, is delighted to present a workshop presentation by three leading improvising musicians exploring Persian musical traditions, improvisation, and collaboration.
Born in Iran, Hamed Sadeghi is a multi ARIA award nominated, tar player and composer based in Sydney Australia. He is the founder and composer of the acclaimed Eishan Ensemble and has toured widely both nationally and internationally. Vazesh, his fully improvised collaborative project with Jeremy Rose and Lloyd Swanton, has been a finalist at the APRA Art Music Awards. He has been involved in many collaborative and solo projects around the world including touring with the maestro Shahram Nazeri in Australia, and has played at the most well-known festivals and prestigious concert halls.
Celebrated Iranian-Australian musician Gelareh Pour and experimental drummer Brian O’Dwyer fuse Persian and Western motifs into their intoxicating music. Invoking the rich traditions of her distant homeland, Gelareh is a master of the kamancheh (spiked fiddle) with a flair for stylish interpretations of poetry sung in her native Farsi. Brian’s experimental drum rhythms amplify these talents, catapulting their music into a more contemporary sphere. Nuanced, emotionally charged and artfully performed, this duo knows how to reach listeners on a deeper level. ZÖJ directly translates to ‘couple’, and these two masters of improvisation, from diverse musical backgrounds, have undoubtedly found a common language.
In this workshop, these incredible artists will introduce their practices and backgrounds, sharing musical and personal experiences of their artistic careers.
This workshop is best suited to musicians from any background who are looking to discover new inspirations. Attendance is free, but places are limited and registration essential. Register via this link