Boom! International Festival of Percussion presents

Circle Of Rhythm In Concert

Concert

5 Oct 2022

'Percussion group' does not adequately describe this unique collaboration between three of Australia’s best loved rhythmatists. Yes, percussion instruments are played, dextrously, innovatively, and with an astonishing degree of virtuosity, but what Circle Of Rhythm offer is beyond the boundaries of the standard percussion group.

Greg Sheehan, Benjamin Walsh, and Bobby Singh have, as individuals, changed the landscape of music in Australia. Circle Of Rhythm brings together their years of collaborative work and worlds of experience, creating a new force in rhythm to showcase to the world.

Their blend of soul, emotion feel, and technical mastery, coupled with their formidably in-depth knowledge of the rhythms of other cultures, give Circle Of Rhythm a point of difference to other percussion groups.

If you have access needs, please call the Box Office on 02 9061 5344 to book tickets.

'Percussion group' does not adequately describe this unique collaboration between three of Australia’s best loved rhythmatists. Yes, percussion instruments are played, dextrously, innovatively, and with an astonishing degree of virtuosity, but what Circle Of Rhythm offer is beyond the boundaries of the standard percussion group.

Greg Sheehan, Benjamin Walsh, and Bobby Singh have, as individuals, changed the landscape of music in Australia. Circle Of Rhythm brings together their years of collaborative work and worlds of experience, creating a new force in rhythm to showcase to the world.

Their blend of soul, emotion feel, and technical mastery, coupled with their formidably in-depth knowledge of the rhythms of other cultures, give Circle Of Rhythm a point of difference to other percussion groups.

Dr Sandy Evans OAM is an internationally renowned composer and saxophonist with a passion for improvisation and new music. She has played with and written for some of the most important groups in Australian jazz since the early 1980s, toured extensively in Australia, Europe, Canada, and Asia, and been featured on over 40 albums.

She leads the Sandy Evans Trio and Sextet, and co-leads Clarion Fracture Zone and GEST8. She is a member of Mara!, The Catholics, the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO), Ten Part Invention, austraLYSIS, Friends of Kim Sanders, Atma Blu, Waratah, Andrew Robson’s Tallis project, Benjamin Walsh’s Orkestra of the Undergroundm and SNAP.

She has performed with many leading jazz musicians including Andrea Keller, Paul Grabowsky, Silke Eberhard, Ingrid Jensen, Judy Bailey, Han Bennink, and Terri Lyne Carrington. In 2018 Sandy toured Germany and Sweden. She was a featured soloist in Lloyd Swanton’s widely acclaimed Ambon project.

Sandy has an extensive composition portfolio and has received many commissions from leading jazz, improvising, and new music ensembles. Recent commissions include a suite in honour of legendary Australian saxophonist, the late Bernie McGann, and a CD RockPoolMirror based on photographs by Tall Poppies’ Belinda Webster.

Wesleyan University Press released Sandy’s composition, Testimony, a major work about the life and music of Charlie Parker with poetry by the Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, Yusef Komunyakaa, in the US in 2013. Sandy composed Kali and The Time of Change, the title track of The Sirens' debut CD.

Sandy has a keen interest in Indian classical music. She collaborates regularly with Sydney-based Indian musicians, Sarangan Sriranganathan and Bobby Singh, and recently released the CD Kapture, a tribute to South African freedom fighter, Ahmed Kathrada. Her CD, Cosmic Waves, featuring South Indian mridangam virtuoso, Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani, and Sruthi Laya, is released in India on Underscore Records.

In 2014 Sandy was awarded a PhD from Macquarie University for practice-based research in Carnatic Jazz Intercultural music. She began collaborating with Aneesh Pradhan and Shubha Mudgal during a Churchill Fellowship visit to India.

Sandy is an experienced teacher and inaugurated a Jazz Improvisation Course for Young Women run annually by SIMA. She is Lecturer in Jazz at UNSW and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Composition and Jazz Units at the Sydney Conservatorium. She appears in the Australian jazz documentaries, Beyond el Rocco and Dr Jazz.

Presenting Artists Circle Of Rhythm (Greg Sheehan, Bobby Singh, and Benjamin Walsh), and Sandy Evans

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Everest Theatre

Wed 5 Oct 9pm

60 minutes (no interval). Partial lockout applies. 

Adult $30
Concession* $25
Full-time Student $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Concession tickets are available to:

  • Pensioners (with valid Pensioner Concession Card)
  • Health Care Card holders (with valid, government-issued Health Care Card)
  • MEAA members (with valid MEAA Membership Card)
  • Those who are unemployed (with valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number)

You will be required to enter your concession card number during ticket purchase for verification purposes, and should be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff.

If you are booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Read more.

Circle Of Rhythm In Concert is available to purchase as part of a Boom! Seymour Sessions Day Pass, alongside various other 5 Oct events. Buy a Seymour Sessions Day Pass to access all applicable events for a total price of just $45 (adult price), $35 (concession price), or $25 (student price).

Circle Of Rhythm In Concert is also available to purchase as part of a Boom! Festival Pass. Buy a Festival Pass to access all seven days of Boom! events at Seymour Centre and Sydney Town Hall, excluding participant access to workshops, for a total price of just $350 (adult price), $300 (concession price), or $250 (full-time student price).

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains dynamic music. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

'Percussion group' does not adequately describe this unique collaboration between three of Australia’s best loved rhythmatists. Yes, percussion instruments are played, dextrously, innovatively, and with an astonishing degree of virtuosity, but what Circle Of Rhythm offer is beyond the boundaries of the standard percussion group.

Greg Sheehan, Benjamin Walsh, and Bobby Singh have, as individuals, changed the landscape of music in Australia. Circle Of Rhythm brings together their years of collaborative work and worlds of experience, creating a new force in rhythm to showcase to the world.

Their blend of soul, emotion feel, and technical mastery, coupled with their formidably in-depth knowledge of the rhythms of other cultures, give Circle Of Rhythm a point of difference to other percussion groups.

Dr Sandy Evans OAM is an internationally renowned composer and saxophonist with a passion for improvisation and new music. She has played with and written for some of the most important groups in Australian jazz since the early 1980s, toured extensively in Australia, Europe, Canada, and Asia, and been featured on over 40 albums.

She leads the Sandy Evans Trio and Sextet, and co-leads Clarion Fracture Zone and GEST8. She is a member of Mara!, The Catholics, the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO), Ten Part Invention, austraLYSIS, Friends of Kim Sanders, Atma Blu, Waratah, Andrew Robson’s Tallis project, Benjamin Walsh’s Orkestra of the Undergroundm and SNAP.

She has performed with many leading jazz musicians including Andrea Keller, Paul Grabowsky, Silke Eberhard, Ingrid Jensen, Judy Bailey, Han Bennink, and Terri Lyne Carrington. In 2018 Sandy toured Germany and Sweden. She was a featured soloist in Lloyd Swanton’s widely acclaimed Ambon project.

Sandy has an extensive composition portfolio and has received many commissions from leading jazz, improvising, and new music ensembles. Recent commissions include a suite in honour of legendary Australian saxophonist, the late Bernie McGann, and a CD RockPoolMirror based on photographs by Tall Poppies’ Belinda Webster.

Wesleyan University Press released Sandy’s composition, Testimony, a major work about the life and music of Charlie Parker with poetry by the Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, Yusef Komunyakaa, in the US in 2013. Sandy composed Kali and The Time of Change, the title track of The Sirens' debut CD.

Sandy has a keen interest in Indian classical music. She collaborates regularly with Sydney-based Indian musicians, Sarangan Sriranganathan and Bobby Singh, and recently released the CD Kapture, a tribute to South African freedom fighter, Ahmed Kathrada. Her CD, Cosmic Waves, featuring South Indian mridangam virtuoso, Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani, and Sruthi Laya, is released in India on Underscore Records.

In 2014 Sandy was awarded a PhD from Macquarie University for practice-based research in Carnatic Jazz Intercultural music. She began collaborating with Aneesh Pradhan and Shubha Mudgal during a Churchill Fellowship visit to India.

Sandy is an experienced teacher and inaugurated a Jazz Improvisation Course for Young Women run annually by SIMA. She is Lecturer in Jazz at UNSW and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Composition and Jazz Units at the Sydney Conservatorium. She appears in the Australian jazz documentaries, Beyond el Rocco and Dr Jazz.

Everest Theatre

Wed 5 Oct 9pm

60 minutes (no interval). Partial lockout applies. 

Adult $30
Concession* $25
Full-time Student $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Concession tickets are available to:

  • Pensioners (with valid Pensioner Concession Card)
  • Health Care Card holders (with valid, government-issued Health Care Card)
  • MEAA members (with valid MEAA Membership Card)
  • Those who are unemployed (with valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number)

You will be required to enter your concession card number during ticket purchase for verification purposes, and should be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff.

If you are booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Read more.

Circle Of Rhythm In Concert is available to purchase as part of a Boom! Seymour Sessions Day Pass, alongside various other 5 Oct events. Buy a Seymour Sessions Day Pass to access all applicable events for a total price of just $45 (adult price), $35 (concession price), or $25 (student price).

Circle Of Rhythm In Concert is also available to purchase as part of a Boom! Festival Pass. Buy a Festival Pass to access all seven days of Boom! events at Seymour Centre and Sydney Town Hall, excluding participant access to workshops, for a total price of just $350 (adult price), $300 (concession price), or $250 (full-time student price).

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains dynamic music. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Presenting Artists Circle Of Rhythm (Greg Sheehan, Bobby Singh, and Benjamin Walsh), and Sandy Evans

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

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