Biography (240 words)
Eitan Muir is an electric guitarist based in Sydney, Australia. He is a founding member of improvising quintet Anoesis (2MBS Fine Music Jazz Artists-In-Residence 2021; ‘Best Band’ runner-up prize in Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2019) and experimental guitar duo Rich Fish, and plays in UNSW-based Balinese gamelan Suwitra Jaya (led by Dr Manolete Mora), among other groups. As a bandleader he fronts a symmetrical improvising septet and an instrumental jazz-rock trio.
In 2022 Eitan is excited to work in duo with outstanding poet/classical pianist Belle Bregovic as Artists in Residence at The Old School, Mt Wilson. Past and present collaborators also include vocalist/bassist Sarah Homeh, rapper Envee, baglama virtuoso Muharrem Aslan and dancer Sarah Elliot. Eitan occasionally composes acoustic chamber music, and his works have seen performances by gamelan Suwitra Jaya and the UNSW Jazz Orchestra in Australia, and by the Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble in Australia and the Philippines. His work for solo piano Illustrations, Vol. 3 was shortlisted in the 2021 USyd Piano Society Composition Competition.
Though Eitan never quite finished high school, he did manage complete a Diploma of Music (Contemporary Performance) at WSI Entertainment in 2015, and graduated from UNSW Sydney in mid-2020 with a Bachelor of Music (Honours, Class I) and the University Medal in Creative Practice. Eitan currently teaches guitar in Sydney’s southwest, and has previously worked at UNSW as a typesetter of intercultural music and a sessional tutor in Balinese Gamelan.
Updated 11 August 2022
NAVA Evell (2017) \\ designed and hand-built by genius Sydney luthier David Bohorquez Nava of NAVA Guitars. Loaded with DiMarzio twin-blade mini humbuckers: Pro Tracks in the neck and middle positions, and The Chopper in the bridge position. Quilted maple top, flamed padauk body, maple neck, ebony fretboard.
L-OO style acoustic (2015) \\ built by Eitan under tuition from Darrell Wheeler and Hugh Coffey at the Wheeler Custom Lutherie workshop. Spruce top, padauk back and sides, mahogany neck, Indian rosewood fretboard.
Mooer Leveline > MI Audio Cross Over Drive > Line 6 HX Stomp + Morningstar MC6
Quilter MicroPro 200 12″ Mark I \\ Celestion Lead 50 speaker
Quilter 101 Mini \\ paired with a Hughes & Kettner TM 110 cabinet
Updated 11 August 2022