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OCEANS TOGETHER

Album Tour

Funded by SIMA’s Regional Touring Program

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“…Ginsburg rains gorgeous melodies about our ears

– John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

Oceans Together is a delicate, melodic and evocative quartet that’ll take you on an uplifting musical journey. This breathtaking group is led by composers Mark Ginsburg and Ryan Grogan, alongside close collaborators Brendan Clarke and Fabian Hevia.

The distinctive nature of the music is one of delicacy, with beautiful and sometimes haunting melodic lines that embrace a certain vulnerability. The use of hand percussion instead of the traditional drum kit, propelled the composers further in this direction, adding to the sense of intimacy and space within the music.

The title, Oceans Together, reflects the varied shores, musical influences and social landscapes of the comprised musicians. Each instrumentalist has an impressive background of individual accomplishments, as well as a long history of working together that results in a musical connection that feels metaphysical.

Free from lyrics, the compositions and improvisations can resonate with each listener differently. Join Oceans Together, as they perform a series of contemplative, inviting and gentle musical experiences.

The studio album features bassist Brett Hirst.

Ryan Grogan | piano
Mark Ginsburg | saxophones
Brendan Clarke | double bass
Fabian Hevia | percussion

March 1 | Bent on Food Cafe | Wingham
March 2 | Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music  | Muswellbrook
March 3 | The Playhouse | Armidale
March 4 | Wauchope Arts Hall | Wauchope
March 15 | Foundry 616 | Sydney
March 17 | St Andrews Church | Braidwood
March 18 | The Drill Hall Gallery | Canberra
March 19 | The Mechanics Institute | Lawson
March 21 | The Grand Hotel | Newcastle

This tour is produced by SIMA with the support of Playing Australia and Create NSW.