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Empty Voices + Tom Avgenicos: Ghosts Between Streams

Chapel Off Chapel

“…astonishing power and convulsive impact.” ★★★★1⁄2, Sydney Morning Herald [on Empty Voices].

This inspired festival double bill brings together two bold and ambitious acts at the forefront of Sydney’s thriving jazz scene.

Empty Voices, by ARIA-nominated composer and tar (Iranian lute) virtuoso Hamed Sadeghi, presents a spellbinding mix of classical and contemporary music traditions of both East and West. The multi-generational ensemble led by Sadeghi and featuring renowned Australian jazz figures Sandy Evans, Paul Cutlan and Lloyd Swanton, offers a unique and dazzling dialogue between a plucked section (tar, percussion, double bass) and a woodwind/brass section.

Joining them on this double bill is 2022 Freedman Jazz Fellow Tom Avgenicos. Featuring a string quartet alongside Avgenicos’ jazz quartet Delay 45, Ghosts Between Streams presents a tapestry of chamber music, jazz and electronics woven together, taking audiences on a gripping journey brimming with emotional power and resonance.

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