Composer And Pianist Matt McMahon Talks About New Band Launch
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Composer And Pianist Matt McMahon Talks About New Band Launch

  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 developed their friendship over several years of performing together at jazz gigs.  In 2014 she finally invited him to write for, and appear with, her…

Elysian Fields – The Gamba Is Reinvented In A New Band
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Elysian Fields – The Gamba Is Reinvented In A New Band

One of Australia’s leading acoustic viola da gambists, Jenny Eriksson proudly announces the launch of Elysian Fields, a band featuring the electric viola da gamba alongside other modern instruments in the improvised music scene. Eriksson is known for her inventiveness and for finding new means of expression for her specialist instrument the viola da gamba which…