Eishan Ensemble Fuses East With West, Old With New


Led by acclaimed Persian-Australian tar player and composer, Hamed Sadeghi, Eishan Ensemble draws on contemporary and classical music traditions of both East and West. The ensemble’s repertoire consists predominantly of Sadeghi’s original compositions with diverse improvisatory idioms featured heavily. Variously described as “Persian chamber jazz” and “Middle-Eastern jazz fusion”, Eishan Ensemble defies neat labels playing original new music with lashings of improvisation creating a sound that is diverse and completely fresh, emerging from the suburbs of Sydney.

With Hamed Sadeghi on tar, Pedram Layegh on classical guitar, Michael Avgenicos on saxophone, Elsen Price on double bass and Adem Yilmaz on percussion, the layered soundscapes Eishan Ensemble create together are driven by the individual talents of each member as much as by the compositions themselves.

Formed in 2016, Eishan Ensemble have performed internationally in Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, The Phillipines and Taiwan; with local performances across Sydney, including for Vivid Festival and a recent invitation to perform at City Recital Hall’s Extended Play Festival of New Music. Their first album, Nim Dong, was released in late 2018 to critical acclaim.

Tickets: $30 standard/$25 concession (plus booking fee online only)

Bookings: Online at http://venue505.com / or at the door

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