The Marais Project have been busy over the last few years preparing and recording their newest studio album Australian Monody which was launched with a concert over the weekend with the band’s central three musicians joined by two special guests.Continue reading →
The Marais Project has been celebrating little-known European music for over 20 years with a repertoire of folk and contemporary music incorporating the unique instrument the viola da gamba. In The Fantastical Life of Daniel Solander, the Marais Project turned their attention to the first Swedish man to step on Australian shores with the likes of Captain James Cook.Continue reading →
In modern times it feels like every season brings a new crisis whether economic, social, environmental, or a combination of all three. Using Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as inspiration, Force Majeure’s The Last Season explores intergenerational relationships through the increasing pressures on society as we know it.Continue reading →
The launch of Elysian Fields’s second studio album was delayed from earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, which allowed the group to coincide their launch event with the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. Fika is an album about precious time spent with family and friends and it builds on Elysian Fields’s strong Scandinavian influences.Continue reading →
Bringing together their Scandinavian influence with some brand new compositions, A Singular Path showcases the many dimensions of Elysian Fields as an ensemble and as talented individuals. Including features from each performer and their instrument, the program placed them all in the spotlight.
After founding the Marais Project in 2000, viola da gamba player Jennifer Eriksson is still leading the charge for the instrument as the only electric viola da gamba player in Australia as a member of Elysian Fields. This concert brings together the classical and contemporary tones of this unique instrument in celebration of the Marais Project’s 20th anniversary and the launch of their latest album.
On a night of Sydney’s torrential autumn rain, Elysian Fields welcomed the audience into Foundry616 to launch their debut album What should I say. As Australia’s only band centred around an electric viola da gamba, Elysian Fields have a unique and eclectic sound blending influences from all over the world. The launch program included songs from the new album as well as some new and favourite pieces.