Led by emerging pianist/composer Novak Manojlovic, Grown Ocean is an ensemble project comprising of some of this country’s most promising and established musicians. Together the group conjure Manojlovic’s evocative sonic storytelling, which spans a vast array of genres and encourages recollections of time and space through swirling mosaics of sound, quiet meditations and soaring peaks. Following their debut release, We Are Very Far, Grown Ocean will release their second album Memory Gardens later in the year.
Click the album art (left) to listen to ‘Grown Ocean’.
Novak Manojlovic Piano, Thomas Avgenicos Trumpet, David Reglar Tenor saxophone, Raphael Rosse Trombone, Dave Rodriguez Guitar, Andrew Bruce Keyboards, Brendan Clark Bass, Tully Ryan Drums, George Sheridan Live Effects.
Jacques and Chloe met as students at the Sydney Conservatorium, where they still study, and discovered a common interest in drumming and jazz-influenced improvisation. Drawing on music from different cultures such as Korean traditional rhythms and the innovations of master-drummers Simon Barker and Greg Sheehan, the duo focus on developing knowledge in diverse rhythmic dialogues and using these languages in improvising/musical settings.
Bass Jacques Emery, Percussion Chloe Kim