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“Smörgåsbord! CD launch” – an interview with Jenny Eriksson and Tommie Andersson

On Saturday 30 May 2015, The Independent, North Sydney, will be filled with the rare sounds of Swedish baroque and folk music when The Marais Project launches their new CD. The event has long been a dream of musical partners and Marais Project members, gambist Jenny Eriksson and lutenist Tommie

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Smorgasbord! The Marais Project (Review from Early Music News)

Smorgasbord by both title and substance. Although the fare has a predominantly Swedish focus -inspired by the descent of Jenny Eriksson and Tommie Andersson – there is content that brings to mind old English dance tunes, and stirs the ghosts of Handel and Vivaldi. Naturally, a substantial work of Frenchman,

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CD Review: The Marais Project, Smorgasbord!, Music From Sweden, MOVE MCD 512

Artists: Pascal Herington – Tenor, Melissa Farrow – Baroque Flute, Fiona Ziegler – Baroque Violin, Tommie Andersson – Theorbo and Classical Era Guitar, Jennifer Eriksson – Viola da Gamba. Exuberant, gentle, fresh, mellow, scintillating, delightful… and so runs my list of superlatives after listening to this CD. The names of

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The Marais Project appears at New Zealand International Early Music Festival 2015

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 The Marais Project kicks of its 2015 season with a guest appearance at the second New Zealand International Early Music Festival (NZIEMF) to be held in Dunedin, New Zealand. Renowned for its diverse and interesting performances of French baroque viola da gamba music, as well as bold initiatives such as

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The Marais Project appears at New Zealand International Early Music Festival 2015

 The Marais Project kicks of its 2015 season with a guest appearance at the second New Zealand International Early Music Festival (NZIEMF) to be held in Dunedin, New Zealand. Renowned for its diverse and interesting performances of French baroque viola da gamba music, as well as bold initiatives such as

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In Praise of Small

We have been running The Marais Project (www.maraisproject.com.au) for 15 years.  Our musical focus would be considered rather abstract to so-called every day Australians. Much of the repertoire we present was written for the viola da gamba during the French baroque period over 250 years ago. Yet through the past

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Trial by fire – sax player and composer Matt Keegan on working with Jenny Eriksson

It takes courage to step outside the boundaries of a successful career in a musical genre and perform in a very different setting, on stage, in front to an audience. Gambist Jenny Eriksson has decided to do just that. When Jenny expressed an interest to play with musicians from a

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In Celebration of Crystal – The Marais Project at 15

In wedding terms ours is a Crystal Anniversary: more distinguished than Wood (5) and Tin (10) but still many years from receiving a letter from the Queen or even the Governor General. I appreciate the opportunity of sharing my thoughts on the last decade and a half. Where have we

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Re-Imaginings: Marais Project Concert Program October 26, 2014

The theme for The Marais Project’s 15th anniversary year is Re-imaginings.  During the year we are taking the opportunity to re-imagine the viola da gamba in a range of settings from Rameau and Marais to world and improvised music. After I formed The Marais Project in 2000, the term “project”

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Re-Imaginings III – a conversation with pianist and composer, Matt McMahon

When Jenny Eriksson formed The Marais Project in 2000 the term “project” quickly evolved to mean more than just the idea of playing all the viola da gamba works of Marin Marais – which was and is the key focus of the ensemble. As Jenny’s musical tastes evolved it was

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