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BEMAC Live: East of West ‘Moving Home’ Album Launch

02/06/2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Gentle melodic motifs nested in uptempo passages set to Balkan-influenced rhythms are East of West’s signature style.

On June 2, the band will launch their second album ‘Moving Home’ with a fresh set of original compositions by Bosnian-born double bass player Goran Gajić. Over the four years of their collaboration, the trio has developed an intuitive musical relationship, which emerges through their dynamic interplay, virtuosic unison melodies and expressive soloing, interspersed with moments of mesmerising musical sparseness.

About the artists

The trio is composed of Philip Griffin, Malindi Morris and Goran Gajić.

On oud and Greek laouto, Griffin shows true mastery of his music craft, exploring poetic introspection through to artful virtuosity as he seamlessly interweaves traditional techniques with modern sensibilities.

Malindi Morris is a uniquely sensitive and creative instrumentalist on traditional hand drums and cymbals. She anchors the rhythm in the more dynamic sections, while providing atmospheric sound textures in the more mellow and sparse passages.

Goran Gajić’s composition and improvisation questions the usual support role of the bass, often mirroring oud passages and creating soulful melodic and harmonic interplay. His warm sound rounds out and creates a stable yet playful musical environment which simultaneously soothes and enlivens the listener.

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About BEMAC Live

BEMAC Live is a series of professionally produced shows, underpinned by BEMAC’s programming principles, that champion and elevate diverse artists, and their artistry, as creators of original work of the highest quality and relevance possible.

For more information about BEMAC’s program of upcoming events, visit bemac.org.au/whats-on/

7:30pm, Friday, June 2
Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD
Tickets: $40 (Full) / $25 (Concession)
Tickets: https://events.humanitix.com/bemac-live-east-of-west-moving-home-album-launch/tickets

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There is very limited parking around the QMC. We encourage all guests to use public transport. QMC is only a 2-minute short walk from the Holman Street Ferry Terminal and bus routes 27 and 234. You can find more info about how to get to QMC at http://qmc.org.au/visit


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street
Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169 Australia
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