Gelarah Pour’s Garden

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Gelarah Pour’s Garden

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Date: 2021-09-17
Time: 07:00 PM

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Program Name
Gelareh Pour’s Garden

Description
Gelareh Pour’s Garden brings a new kind of diasporic expression to Australia’s cross-cultural landscape. Founded through the desire to express what it means to be from more than one place, Gelareh Pour presents a modern view of contemporary intercultural music, honouring her classical Persian background, yet with sights set firmly on truly free expression.

Gelareh first studied in Iran and then obtained her Masters of Ethnomusicology at the University of Melbourne. She has embedded herself into Melbourne’s arts community, collaborating across many genres in the pursuit of new sounds and new ideas.

Garden’s debut release ‘Garden Quartet’ saw the group embark on a national tour with dates including Melbourne’s Recital Centre and MONA. With a taste for the stage they quickly followed this release with a full live recording captured at Melbourne’s picturesque Bakehouse studios in 2020.

Gelareh Pour and ‘Garden Quartet’ went on to receive a nomination for Excellence in Experimental Music at the 2020 Art Music Awards.

Like the Bad Seeds if you replaced Warren Ellis with Kayhan Kalhor and fronted the group with Diamanda Galás” – Soundescapes 

A taste of the previously unheard” – World Music Central 

Free to blossom” – The Mercury

Biography

Gelareh Pour, Kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) / voice, Kelly Dowall, Ney / clarinet, Michael Gallichio, electric guitar, Brian O’Dwyer, drum kit

Gelareh Pour’s Garden bring life to the modern Australian musical landscape.
Discover Gelareh Pour’s story and voice in an intimately honest commentary on more than just cross-cultural collaboration, but how it reflects a modern migrant’s journey, personal identity, and community.

Gelareh Pour’s Garden (Garden Quartet) is the defining answer to this question. True to its name, Garden is a place of growth, a place of exploration, where deferring cultures are more than simply combined; they are grown together to form one, a singular expression of the embracing knot of multiculturalism, but also of individuality.
Musically, Garden is unique. It brings together classically inspired traditional Iranian music and modern contemporary western music to create something new, something that at its core can only be described as Australian.

With a somewhat punk ethos of ‘anything goes’, there is no limit to the musical output of Gelareh Pour’s Garden. There is no predecessor for what they are doing, no rules to follow. In this, the experimental voice of Garden challenges its audience to embrace the new, whilst simultaneously honouring their own musical journey and inspirations.

Gelareh Pour’s Garden is nominated for the 2020 and 2021 Music Victoria Industry Award for best intercultural act.  

Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia

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Program Name
Gelareh Pour’s Garden

Description
Gelareh Pour’s Garden brings a new kind of diasporic expression to Australia’s cross-cultural landscape. Founded through the desire to express what it means to be from more than one place, Gelareh Pour presents a modern view of contemporary intercultural music, honouring her classical Persian background, yet with sights set firmly on truly free expression.

Gelareh first studied in Iran and then obtained her Masters of Ethnomusicology at the University of Melbourne. She has embedded herself into Melbourne’s arts community, collaborating across many genres in the pursuit of new sounds and new ideas.

Garden’s debut release ‘Garden Quartet’ saw the group embark on a national tour with dates including Melbourne’s Recital Centre and MONA. With a taste for the stage they quickly followed this release with a full live recording captured at Melbourne’s picturesque Bakehouse studios in 2020.

Gelareh Pour and ‘Garden Quartet’ went on to receive a nomination for Excellence in Experimental Music at the 2020 Art Music Awards.

Like the Bad Seeds if you replaced Warren Ellis with Kayhan Kalhor and fronted the group with Diamanda Galás” – Soundescapes 

A taste of the previously unheard” – World Music Central 

Free to blossom” – The Mercury

Biography

Gelareh Pour, Kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) / voice, Kelly Dowall, Ney / clarinet, Michael Gallichio, electric guitar, Brian O’Dwyer, drum kit

Gelareh Pour’s Garden bring life to the modern Australian musical landscape.
Discover Gelareh Pour’s story and voice in an intimately honest commentary on more than just cross-cultural collaboration, but how it reflects a modern migrant’s journey, personal identity, and community.

Gelareh Pour’s Garden (Garden Quartet) is the defining answer to this question. True to its name, Garden is a place of growth, a place of exploration, where deferring cultures are more than simply combined; they are grown together to form one, a singular expression of the embracing knot of multiculturalism, but also of individuality.
Musically, Garden is unique. It brings together classically inspired traditional Iranian music and modern contemporary western music to create something new, something that at its core can only be described as Australian.

With a somewhat punk ethos of ‘anything goes’, there is no limit to the musical output of Gelareh Pour’s Garden. There is no predecessor for what they are doing, no rules to follow. In this, the experimental voice of Garden challenges its audience to embrace the new, whilst simultaneously honouring their own musical journey and inspirations.

Gelareh Pour’s Garden is nominated for the 2020 and 2021 Music Victoria Industry Award for best intercultural act.  

Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia

Date: 2021-09-17
Time: 07:00 PM

Event Information

Tickets not on sale until closer to the event.

Each event will be individually ticketed – no single day or weekend passes.

Register your interest and receive a notification straight to your inbox. 

Seating will be limited so don’t miss out.

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