Elysian Fields

Elysian Fields to appear at Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival, November 13, Foundry616

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival is a welcome addition to the local scene developed and promoted by Sydney Improvised Musica Association (SIMA).  Elysian Fields, Australia’s only electric viola da gamba ensemble is featuring at the Festival.  Founded by viola da gambist, Jenny Eriksson, the band’s stela line up also features

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Mother and son team combine to make groundbreaking new CD

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Help Jenny and Siebe record Australia’s first electric viola da gamba CD.  Tax deductible donations at: https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/the-viola-da-gamba-is-electrifying/ Elysian Fields, Australia’s only electric viola da gamba ensemble, features a relatively rare mother and son pairing in viola da gambist, Jenny Eriksson, and her son, bassist and composer, Siebe Pogson (see photo). 

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The viola da gamba is electrifying!

Help Fund Elysian Fields’ first CD What is it all about? Elysian Fields is Australia’s only electric viola da gamba ensemble.  I formed the band two years ago.  Our vision to create this country’s first CD of original music for electric viola da gamba and jazz ensemble.  This is an

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Matt McMahon’s “Thomas Wyatt Songs” – Elysian Fields headlines at “Vivid New Music at the Con”

On May 11 Elysian Fields premiered a new song cycle for electric viola da gamba ensemble composed by renowned pianist, composer and Elysian Fields member, Matt McMahon, at Foundry616.  Drawing on a love for the poems of Thomas Wyatt that was kindled as a University undergraduate, McMahon has created a

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A jazz garden party – Jenny Eriksson’s new baroque-inspired piece for Elysian Fields

A Fête champêtre was a form of 18th century entertainment, a kind of upmarket garden party. It was particularly popular at the French court of Versailles where the surrounding parklands were sumptuously landscaped with pavilions and temples to accommodate parties, artistic events and other celebrations. The fête champêtre was typically

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Marais Project and Elysian Fields Autumn Update – April 2017

Hi to everyone, It’ s been a busy few weeks for The Marais Project and our sister electric viola da gamba group, Elysian Fields. The Marais Project – new CD and second concert for 2017 Producer Llew Kiek and I recently finished editing our latest Marais Project CD and we

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“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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