‘FIKA’ is the new album by electric viola da gamba ensemble Elysian Fields.
Inspired by Scandinavia, 'FIKA' is rooted in the Swedish ancestry of Artistic Director Jenny Eriksson, and her love of northern European jazz and Swedish baroque music. This beautiful international project sings to the gathering of friends, food and conversation through the idiosyncratic viola de gamba. Produced by saxophonist Matt Keegan and featuring the stunning vocals and violin of Susie Bishop, ‘FIKA’ takes inspiration from the frozen landscapes of Scandinavia, drawing on traditional folk music and language.
Susie Bishop (voice/violin) Matt Keegan (saxophones) Jenny Eriksson (electric viola da ga gamba) Matt McMahon (piano) Siebe Pogson (bass guitar) Dave Goodman (drums)
Special Support: Jo Truman
Josephine Truman is an artist skirting the boundary of tradition and experimentation. Her cross-pollination of traditional and experimental performance styles caught the ear of legendary composer, theorist and artist John Cage, with whom she collaborated on ‘Song Books’. Fans of music that tests the edges of improvisation and experimentation will love Jo Truman’s performance.
Do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Shows will be seated and limited to 60 per sitting, with patrons seated to allow for social distancing. Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff. The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including: Hand sanitiser dispensers, signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue, and regular sanitising of the venue and facilities.