the wall of Amber Fort, Jaipur India 2008
Paul began performing
at the age of four, inheriting a keen interest in music from two generations
of his family, on one side, classical and jazz, and the other, country folk
musicians. Now accomplished on over twenty instruments from Asia, Australia,
The Middle East and Europe, Paul works as a composer and producer as well as
performances with many arts groups including Sydney Dance Company, Colin Offord,
The Renaissance Players, Sydney Children’s Choir and Rainbow Circus. His latest
choral works have been performed in Singapore by combined international choirs.
His instruments in Sirocco include : saxillo, synthesiser/sampler, punji, didgeridu
de Teliga is the main composer for Sirocco. His background is in rhythm and
blues guitar. As well as performing in a wide variety of rock bands, Andrew
learned the classical violin. From a classical repertoire Andrew turned to the
Irish fiddle and to the music of the different ethnic groups in Australia His
inspired compositions have been used around the world. In particular dance groups
from Singapore, Korea and Australia have choreographed to his music.
: Ch'ng, violin, Greek bouzouki, electric guitar, slide guitar, Uigher Tar
Peter Jacob studied
teaching at Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education. After teaching for three
year in primary schools, he studied for a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium.
On graduation Peter has worked extensively with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra,
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Australian
Chamber Orchestra. In 1984 Peter toured with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
under the direction of Zubin Mehta. He has been involved with many contemporary
music ensembles such as Synergy and the Seymour Group. Peter has put together
a unique percussion rig for Sirocco including : tupan, darrabukka, water
drum, Irish Bodhran and Indonesian gongs.
Chang Ning has been with Sirocco on many tours around Australia
and overseas including Taiwan and Hong Kong. He is a master on the
Chinese bamboo flute.
O'Toole -plays wooden flutes , bagpipes and a variety of unusual
woodwind. He went from organising bush dances and concerts in Australia
to Europe to study music and music instrument making at the London
Guild Hall University. On returning Bill started making a variety
of instruments from Australian timbers and at the same time performing
on them around Australia. With Andrew de Teliga he formed Sirocco
in 1980 and is responsible for their innovative projects, such as
the event/concert to promote the Macquarie marshes around the world.
He also manages the group and is a consultant working as an events
development specialist. He has written three university textbooks
on event management. Recently he worked for the UN (in Khartoum
and Entebbe), European Commission (in Aqaba) and in Saudi Arabia,
France, USA and Dubai.
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