Elysian Fields

“Elysium” – for electric viola da gamba, jazz band and voice by Matt Keegan (text)

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“In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields -or Elysium as it is also known – is the final resting places of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous.” First Movement To travel on the wings of time to some fair place, And find when comes to pass such beauty and

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Elysian Fields gig, Nov 25, 2015 – Interview with saxophonist, band leader and composer Matt Keegan

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Matt Keegan regularly performs throughout Australia and around the world. He appears on over 50 albums, is a featured saxophone soloist for many well-known groups both past and present and has performed at music festivals across the globe. In 2011, Keegan won the prestigious MCA Freedman Fellowship for jazz and

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First composition for electric bass and electric gamba – Elysian Fields Nov 25, 2015

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Siebe Pogson graduated from Sydney Conservatorium on classical piano in 2014 but is mainly known as an electric bassist and composer. His initial bass lessons were with Steve Elphick. He then worked jazz educator and teacher Saul Richardson who helped him prepare for the HSC in music performance. He also

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Elysian Fields Band Launch, Nov 25, 2015 – Matt McMahon talks about writing for the viola da gamba

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When nationally renowned viola da gambist Jenny Eriksson formed Australia’s first electric viola da gamba band, Elysian Fields, she had one pianist in mind: Matt McMahon. Jenny and Matt’s friendship had developed for several years at jazz gigs. In 2014 their relationship culminated in her inviting him to write for,

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