WA Tour 2011 Biographies
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.
instrumentalist, Mark Cain's career spans cross-cultural, folk,
jazz and new music genres, including music he has written for dance,
theatre and short film. As an instrument maker and performer, Mark
is renown for his innovative approach to using pvc pipe and other
industrial materials dating back to his work with AC/PVC in the
1980s. He has held artist-in-residence tenures in many communities
throughout Australia and for the past decade has performed and toured
variously in Australia and oversees with the Nova Ensemble. Mark
has also had a long involvement in music education through the national
Musica Viva in Schools programme [with Nova Ensemble]. He also tours
a solo show in schools nationally through the Melbourne-based agency,
Nexus Arts, as well as with the duo, Windcheaters.
Moran has played been playing piano and stringed instruments since
childhood. He has performed all over the world; had two #1 hit singles,
recorded session vocals and keyboards on over 35 CDs for the ABC's
children's catalogue, written and recorded many
national advertising jingles, a film soundtrack in India, played
on P&O cruise ships around the Pacific and Indian Oceans, school
concerts in the USA and Germany and has performed in almost every
major venue in Sydney, and a multitude of smaller venues. Although
not Jewish himself, Hugh taught himself to sing in Hebrew and Yiddish
many years ago and has been highly successful performing for Jewish
weddings and barmitzvahs with his current group "The Promised Band".
He was a pioneer in the programming of midi files and their use
in live performance from the mid 1980s. He has entertained Governors
General and Prime Ministers at formal occasions and average Australians
at backyard birthday parties. His instruments in Sirocco are synthesizer,
sampler and melodica.
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 began developing 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.
company website is EPMS.NET
For more information email : Sirocco4epmsnet