Eishan Ensemble defies neat labels. Variously described as Persian Chamber Jazz and Middle Eastern Jazz Fusion, Eishan is a vehicle for the original music of acclaimed Iranian-Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer, Hamed Sadeghi.
After a successful debut album release late last year, Eishan emerge in 2019 with new material, blurring the lines that define genre even further, to create something that is stand alone.
Original new music with lashings of improvisation, diverse, plural, completely fresh sounds out of the suburbs of Sydney, drawing on the contemporary and the traditional, the East and the West, Eishan Ensemble at Venue 505 on Saturday March 30 promises all of this.
Lead 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.
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.
Find out more about Eishan Ensemble at their website, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Bandcamp. Eishan Ensemble will be playing at Venue 505 on Saturday March 30, doors open 6pm, show starts approx 8:30pm.
With thanks to Eishan Ensemble Sydney Arts Guide has a double pass giveaway to the Venue 505 gig on Saturday March 30. To be in the running, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with EISHAN_ENSEMBLE_505 as the subject AND your email address. Competition closes Midnight on Wednesday March 20, 2019 when the winner will be drawn. Only the winner will be notified and the pass will be available at the Box Office on the night.