Elysian Fields, Australia’s only electric viola da gamba band, was formed by Jenny Eriksson, Matt Keegan and Matt McMahon in 2015. The band is an ongoing experiment in creating new improvised and composed repertoire for the electric viola da gamba – of which Eriksson is believed to be the only Australian exponent. The back bone of Elysian Field’s set list consists of original works written specifically for the line-up by Matt McMahon, Matt Keegan and bassist, Siebe Pogson. The band’s covers range widely from Eriksson’s unique arrangements of several songs by Marin Marais to charts and folk songs reflecting Jenny’s Scandinavian heritage from the likes of Swedish jazz/fusion guitarist, Mats Norrefalk, e.s.t. and Norwegian pianist/composer, Jan Gunnar Hoff. Elysian Fields has performed live on Radio National’s The Music Show and were guests at the 2017 Vivid New Music at the Con series. In November 2017 the played at the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. Their first CD will be released in 2018.
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