jazz and improvised music

SANCTUARY with special support by Gary & James Daley
DATE Saturday 13 August
TIME 8pm- Special Support Artist
9pm - Headline Performance
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $30/$27/$25/$15
(Non-Member, Multi-Tix, Conc/Memb, Student)
BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940

Sanctuary (9pm)

Sanctuary is big, very big in every way: the themes, the emotion, the ensemble writing, the very breadth of its conception…” AustralianJazz.net

Sanctuary is a genre-hopping exploration of musical traditions, from Appalachian folk through classical and jazz, and infused with Indian and African percussion.

The concert-length work conveys a story of family, kinship, and the lifecycle viewed through the prism of two profound life events: a mother's journey through Alzheimer’s disease and the birth of a grandchild. It explores themes of acceptance in the face of terminal illness, regeneration and rebirth.

The Sanctuary ensemble features an unusual combination of instruments, played by some of the country’s leading musicians, each of whom contributes a distinctive personal style.

Composer Gary Daley says he tried to create music and an ensemble sound “which feel like a sanctuary to me”.  SIMA is excited to bring you this very personal and life-affirming work. 

GARY DALEY piano, accordion and electronics PAUL CUTLAN reeds VANESSA TAMMETTA violin OLLIE MILLER cello JAMES DALEY mandolin JESS GREEN guitar BRUCE REID pedal steel guitar BRETT HIRST bass TUNJI BEIER percussion.

Special Support Act: Gary & James Daley (8pm)

Award winning composer and mulit-instrumentialist James Daley's sound is steeped in the traditions of American folk music and blue grass. He credits his father and jazz musician Gary Daley for his deep love of music. Drawing on their diverse musical influence that span Beethoven to Bartok, imprivised music and folk music, their beautiful sound has been created through a life time of making music together.

GARY DALEY accordion JAMES DALEY mandolin

Sanctuary" promo short version from madfilms on Vimeo.