Elysian Fields, Australia’s only electric viola da gamba ensemble, bring their genre-defying blend of classical, jazz, and world music to Melbourne Digital Concert Hall in a profoundly moving exploration of ensemble leader Jenny Eriksson’s Swedish heritage. Featuring exquisite arrangements of Swedish folk songs, music by leading Scandinavian composers and materials by band members inspired by the Far North.
The performers: Matt McMahon – Piano/ Matt Keegan – Saxophone/Susie Bishop – Voice/violin/ Jacques Emery – Double Bass/ Dave Goodman – Drums/ Jenny Eriksson – Electric Viola da gamba
The programme: Traditional – Låt till Far (Tune to my father). Arranged by Matt McMahon based on an arrangement by Tommie Andersson/ Jan Gunnar Hoff – Living. Arranged by Jenny Eriksson/ Matt Keegan – Elysium III/ Matt McMahon – improvised piano solo/ Sofia Karlsson – Frid På Jord (Peace on Earth). Arranged by Matt McMahon/ Jenny Eriksson – The Garden Party/ Alice Chance – Shadow/ Traditional – Vi ska ställa till en roliger dans (We are going to put on a fun dance). Arranged by Susie Bishop/ Jan Gunnar Hoff – Meditatus. Arranged by Jenny Eriksson/ Matt Keegan – Cold Soul/ Esbjörn Svensson -Believe Bereft Below. Arranged by Jenny Eriksson