James performing an improvised piece at The Paddington Uniting Church on July 22nd supporting WIM
photo by Mclean Stephenson
Improvised live on air at FBi, Orfeo uses music to tell the classic tale of Orpheus. Using piano and a delay pedal, James Domeyko ushers the listener through the journey of Orpheus to retrieve his wife Eurydice from the underworld, his music harnessing a raw emotional language to communicate the story, rarely found in music today.
A student of the school whose graduates include Giancinto Scelsi, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, Radiohead and The Necks, James Domeyko is an artist whose music sits as part of a timeless tradition of innovation and experimentation. His first solo outing, also playing with local noise/dance/industrial three piece Domeyko/Gonzalez, as well as having worked with down-tempo gothic hip hop outfit Arkestra as well as the psychedelic pop beat driven live band for Jonti Danilewitz’ Danimals project in the past, Orfeo shows a picture of an artist both assured and confident in his style as well as eager for new discoveries and evolution.
No doubt one of the most moving debuts to come out of Sydney this year, Orfeo sets James apart, demonstrating that his is a craft that extends well beyond the dazzling veneer of the live music scene, and well into the soul of true music fans everywhere.
Orfeo by James Domeyko