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Biography (242 words)

Eitan Muir is an electric guitarist based in the Blue Mountains near 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 post-hardcore outfit else { and Balinese gamelan Suwitra Jaya (led by Dr Manolete Mora). As a bandleader he fronts a symmetrical improvising septet and an instrumental jazz-rock trio.

Throughout October 2022, Eitan worked in duo with 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 Gamelan 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 to 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 has previously worked at UNSW as a typesetter of intercultural music and a sessional tutor in Balinese Gamelan, and currently teaches guitar and composition from his home in the Blue Mountains.

Updated 21 May 2023



equipment

guitars

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 (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.

pedalboard

Mooer Leveline > MI Audio Cross Over Drive > Line 6 HX Stomp + Morningstar MC6

amplifiers

Quilter MicroPro 200 12″ (Mark I)

Quilter 101 Mini head > Hughes & Kettner TM 110 cabinet

Updated 21 May 2023