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Fri, 26 May

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The Oratory

The Boite Presents: The Music Between with Misagh Zamani, Rosa Voto, Vinod Prasanna & Ria Soemardjo

Musicians practicing in 4 rich traditions - Indian, Iranian, Indonesian and Italian - Misagh Zamani, Rosa Voto, Vinod Prasanna and Ria Soemardjo present the outcome of their collaboration as part of "The Music Between" which explores how various musical traditions in Australia evolve and transform.

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The Boite Presents: The Music Between with Misagh Zamani, Rosa Voto, Vinod Prasanna & Ria Soemardjo
The Boite Presents: The Music Between with Misagh Zamani, Rosa Voto, Vinod Prasanna & Ria Soemardjo

Time & Location

26 May 2023, 7:30 pm

The Oratory, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

About the Event

Over the last couple of months, The Boite has been presenting a program of events entitled 'The Music Between' exploring how various musical traditions in Australia evolve and transform as they come into contact with each other. It focused on how the original practitioners and their listeners change as they cultivate new Australian musical landscapes. Musicians practicing in 4 rich traditions - Indian, Iranian, Indonesian and Italian - Sanacori, Misagh Zamani, Vinod Prasanna and Leo Dale, Ria Soemardjo, members of Gameland DanAnda, and Mahindra Bali have presented their work at La Mama Theatre Open rehearsals, Abbotsford Convent, and Cresfest in regional Victoria. But the most exciting part of this project is still to come.

On the 26th of May, Misagh Zamani will team up with Ria Soemardjo, Vinod Prasanna and Rosa Voto to present the outcome of their collaboration they have been working on for the last few weeks. Four brilliant artists exploring the ineffable connection between their traditions, four adventurous creative spirits discovering “the music between” and showing what’s possible in this space when the conversation is flowing, and when everyone is open to playing and sharing.

This collaboration is led by the brilliant Misagh Zamani (Colours of Persia). A virtuoso pianist Misagh plays 16 instruments, from classical such as piano, guitar and clarinet to traditional daf, setar, oud and duduk to name a few. Since arriving in Australia from Iran in 2013 as a refugee he has been looking for a way to share his music with broader society.  Misagh says:

“I want my music to be the voice of abandoned cultures, buried histories, and forgotten arts. My goal is to bring oneness and unity between all sounds and instruments, to produce a unique music that sounds familiar to all international listeners.”

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