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Sun, 07 May


Good Shepherd Chapel

Live Music Near Me: Samassin 'Is All Not One?' Album Launch with Melbourne Amplified Strings

As part The Boite's latest live music program, 'Live Music Near Me', The Boite presents Samassin for the launch of their latest album, "Is All Not One?" at the Good Shepherd Chapel in Abbotsford Convent. They will be joined by Melbourne Amplified Strings for this afternoon affair.

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Live Music Near Me: Samassin 'Is All Not One?' Album Launch with Melbourne Amplified Strings
Live Music Near Me: Samassin 'Is All Not One?' Album Launch with Melbourne Amplified Strings

Time & Location

07 May 2023, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Good Shepherd Chapel, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

About the Event

Samassin has been performing Kirsty Pittman’s enigmatic compositions since 2014, at venues including Bar 303, The Boite, Kew Court House, Queen Victoria Markets, and Bar Oussou. They toured to Germany and Turkey in 2015, and produced studio albums, Golden Muse in 2016 and Sin Samas in 2018. This lush, cinematic, world fusion music, is a heady mix of jazz and art music with strong folk roots, and traditional rhythmic and modal influences from Indian, African, and the Middle East.  'We had the pleasure in late 2022 of recording our third album. This a suite of six interlocking pieces. Is All Not One? (Six Paramitas). Written between 2019 – 2022. This is almost 60 mins of rich and emotive music that aims to explores the extremes of human emotions using the six perfections of Buddhism, through the lens of a post pandemic world with its tumultuous global tensions and strained relationship with technology.' - Kirsty Pittman  Music and improvisation to Kirsty is a transcendent art form, and therefore is the perfect place to explore the depths of these six transcendent perfections.  The album comes with bonus 10 min track; single Agneya- Daughter of the Fire God. This was written during the Black Summer bushfires and depicts a day in the life of a forest in SE Australia. In this tone poem intense dry crackling heat moves to raging fire and then rain and thunder. Samassin is Kirsty Pittman, Guitar, bass, pedals and vocals, Belinda Woods, Alto Flute, Flute Justin/Jar Lim, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Daniel Hoban, guitar, Darabuka, Ceramic Dahola, Tar, Daf, and Chris Lewis, Drum Kit. 

For more information visit Pozible Album Campaign:  The album artwork is “Fire and Flood” by Jenny Parkes

Melbourne Amplified Strings is contemporary string players Xani Kolac (violin) and Anita Quayle (cello), joined by special guest Sarita McHarg (sitar); they celebrate and explore the versatility of amplified stringed instruments. Using electronic effects and live looping, MAS_ presents new music and collaborations with guest artists over four concerts each year. They have performed with Wiradjuri Soprano Shauntai Batzke, Lamine Sonko and Zimbabwean-born RnB vocalist Thando as well as jazz musicians Nat Bartsch and Omid Shayan.

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