Anoesis (n). a state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content.
Greg Stopic - alto saxophone
Alistair Johnston - tenor saxophone
Eitan Muir - electric guitar
Tomas McKeever Ford - upright bass
Ryu Kodama - drums
Anoesis formed in late 2016, a group of composer-improvisers who met through the music degree at the University of New South Wales. Performing all original compositions with refined presence and raw intensity, the group strikes a balance between experimental and emotional, art and the blues, groove and free
improvisation, creating a unique voice in the Australian music scene.
Their second album, Dancing Waters, was recorded through the 2MBS Fine Music Sydney Jazz-Artist-in-Residence program, was recorded as grant recipients in 2022 and released in November the same year. In May 2019, Anoesis with drummer Cy Donkin received the 'Best Band' runner-up prize for their performance in the 13th Bucharest International Jazz Competition. The group's debut album The Hermit (recorded with co-founder Patrick Rogers on drums) was released in October 2019. Anoesis' music is available on all streaming services.