Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

Ten Days on the Island presents


Hamed Sadeghi and Band

West + North West


16 Mar Thu 7:00 pm





Transaction fees apply


90 mins

Show Accesibility

Language No Barrier
Language No Barrier

This is a music performance.

Venue Accessibility

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Wheelchair Accessibility

This venue is accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Seating for people who use wheelchairs will be clearly marked on the online seating map found when booking tickets, otherwise the Ten Days Box Office can be contacted to assist in booking these seats.

Accessible bathrooms are available.

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Level Access

This venue and all seating within Burnie Town Hall is level access. We suggest booking seats close to an aisle for further ease of access.

More information on Burnie Town Hall here.


Suitable for all ages


Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding public gatherings and event venues, you can find the relevant government information here.

We, as well as the venue will be managing the risk of COVID-19 at our event venues in the following ways:

  1. Public availability of hand sanitiser at Festival venues.
  2. Patrons, staff, volunteers and artists are encouraged not to attend events if they are unwell.

Multi-ARIA award nominee composer and Tar (Iranian lute) virtuoso, Hamed Sadeghi brings with him three world-class musicians for a brand new work, Empty Voices.

In this unique, jazz-influenced ensemble, Sadeghi is joined by Paul Cutlan (bass clarinet) Lloyd Swanton (double Bass) and Adem Yilmaz (percussion) for a special performance of melancholic and spellbinding compositions exclusively for Pataway/Burnie.

Influenced by Persian Sufism philosophy, Sadeghi says,“to be able to love someone or something honestly you need to be able to let yourself dissolve”. Empty Voices allows you to do just that. Contemplating the notion of love with a musical homage to ancestral Persian culture, Sadeghi uses a mix of classical and contemporary music traditions of both East and West.

Join us for a unique performance and let this music spread through your heart


Hamed Sadeghi – tar player, composer and band leader

Paul Cutlan – bass clarinetist

Lloyd Swanton – double bassist

Adem Yilmaz – percussionist

Image Credit: Cloé Fournier


Empty Voices is supported by Create NSW 

Empty Voices is commissioned by the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund in partnership with the Australian Music Centre and SOUNZ