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Empty Voices

14 May 2023

In the Studio

Sydney Opera House Presents

Classical Music

Could you let your heart quieten down to find its truth? 

Could you forget about yourself? 

Multi-ARIA award nominee composer and Tar (Iranian lute) virtuoso, Hamed Sadeghi brings together 6 world-class musicians for Empty Voices. Influenced by Persian Sufism philosophy, this spellbinding work explores the notion of love.

Let this music spread through your heart

The multi-generational ensemble led by Sadeghi and comprised of internationally renowned Australian Jazz figures Sandy Evans, Paul Cutlan and Lloyd Swanton and rising stars Michael Avgenicos, Thomas Avgenicos and Adem Yilmaz, delivers a mystique work. 

Influenced by Persian Sufism philosophy, Sadeghi says: “To be able to love someone or something honestly you need to be able to let yourself dissolve.”

Sadeghi contemplates the notion of Love, with a musical homage to ancestral Persian culture. He uses a mix of classical and contemporary music traditions of both East and West. 

Empty Voices is a gift of purity, love and liberty. 

Let this music spread through your heart, leaving you empty of self-interest but filled with love.

Presented by Sydney Opera House.



Photo credits:

Group photo by Cloé Fournier 

Hero image by Alex Apt 

Produced by Hamed Sadeghi 

Co producer, Cloé Founier 

Supporter and Funding Acknowledgement:

Create NSW government through Create NSW 

APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund in partnership with the Australian Music Centre and SOUNZ

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