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Empty Voices

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There will be one 70 minute set to immerse yourself in!

On tour after two sold out concerts at the Sydney Opera House!
“...astonishing power and compulsive impact.” ★★★★1⁄2 Sydney Morning Herald.

Multi-ARIA award nominee composer and Tar (Iranian Lute) virtuoso, Hamed Sadeghi brings with him 6 world-class musicians for a brand-new work Empty Voices.  Through his melancholic and spellbinding compositions, Sadeghi offers a unique and dazzling dialogue between a plucked section (tar, percussions, double bass) and a woodwind/brass section.

The multi-generational ensemble led by Sadeghi and comprised of internationally renowned Australian Jazz figures Sandy Evans, Paul Cutlan and Lloyd Swanton and rising stars Michael Avgenicos, Thomas Avgenicos and Adem Yilmaz, delivers a mystique work. 

Influenced by Persian Sufism philosophy, Sadeghi says: “To be able to love someone or something honestly you need to be able to let yourself dissolve.”

Sadeghi contemplates the notion of Love, with a musical homage to ancestral Persian culture. He uses a mix of classical and contemporary music traditions of both East and West. 

Empty Voices is a gift of purity, love and liberty. 

Let this music spread through your heart, leaving you empty of self-interest but filled with love.

The amazing line includes many players who we've been lucky to have play in Bellingen before.

Hamed Sagedhi - Tar (Iranian Lute)
Sandy Evans - Saxophone
Paul Cutlan – Bass Clarinet
Lloyd Swanton – Double Bass
Michael Avgenicos – Saxophone
Tom Avgenicos – Trumpet
Adem Yilmaz – Percussion

Produced by Hamed Sadeghi 
Co producer, Cloé Fournier

Supporter and Funding Acknowledgement:
Australian Council for the Arts
Create NSW government through Create NSW
APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund in partnership with the Australian Music Centre and SOUNZ

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