REGIONAL TOURING PROGRAM
“To my mind Manojlovic possesses a special gift: the witchery that snatches music from silence, just as an alchemist conjures precious gold from dull lead”
– Phillip Pogson, ‘Loudmouth’
HEKKA is an innovative trio led by 2019 Freedman Jazz Fellow Novak Manojlovic which explories song forms, loops, pulses and improvisations. Immerse yourself in emotive acoustic and electronic landscapes. By marrying the live intensity and virtuosity of the piano trio with a vibrant electronic approach, the unique ensemble asserts themselves as “one of the most exciting young groups to emerge from Sydney in many years”.
Drawing from their collective love of electronic, jazz, classical and rock music, the trio moves effortlessly across melody, minimalism, composition and improvisation to generate a sound which is iconoclastic, unpredictable and entirely modernistic. While curiosity and exploration inform their aesthetic, the songs remain pre-eminent. Beauty is in the clarity, and communication is always key.
The tour will support the release of their debut LP titled ‘Everywhere I Go My Body Goes With Me’ to be released July 2023.
Novak Manojlovic – Piano, Synths
Jacques Emery – Electric Bass
Tully Ryan – Drums
National Tour dates
La La La’s,
Wodi Wodi Country
Wauchope Arts Hall,
No.5 Church St
The Red Rattler
This Tour is produced by SIMA, with the support of Australia Council for the Arts, RISE and, Create NSW.