Tripataka began its life as the Adrian Sherriff trio in early 2013. The group consists of:
Adrian Sherriff - bass trombone, shakuhachi, morsing, percussion
Jonathan Dimond - electric bass, percussion
Adam King - drums
Adrian and Jonathan have had a long-term musical relationship, dating back to the early 1990's. Adrian and Adam have also been performing together for some years in Melbourne, and have toured interstate and to India with the Australian Art Orchestra in recent times.
Tripataka frequently performs around the clubs around Melbourne.
Visit Tripataka's new web site for more information about the band.
Check out my gigs page for a schedule of upcoming performances.
More video recordings will appear on my YouTube channel.
ABOUT OUR MUSIC
Tripataka performs original compositions by the band members and unique arrangements of jazz repertoire. Jazz repertoire by Thelonious Monk, Steve Coleman, and George Gershwin are re-imagined in a landscape where odd metres, rhythmic stratafication and bitonality collide to create a rich and stimulating tapestry.
Drawing inspiration from North- and South-Indian Classical music, the band performs original compositions that are rhythmically charged and swoop deftly across cyclical forms.
Adrian Sherriff is a performer, composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist [brass, winds, percussion, electronic music (laptop/Ipad/analog/theremin) and voice]. He is a Lecturer at Melbourne Polytechnic (Formerly NMIT) in Melbourne; teaching music technology, intercultural music and performance (in which he directs the institute’s Electronic Music ensemble). Adrian has toured throughout India, South East Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. His current performance projects include: an acoustic trio exploring Carnatic metric formulations within jazz contexts, Kewti, a microtonal/polymetric trio with trombone, fretless guitar and drums. and Pausa II, an electroacoustic duo exploring real time visualisation. He is currently a musical director of the Australian Art Orchestra.
Adam King. As a drummer and percussionist Adam has performed and toured nationally and internationally with Melbourne’s finest contemporary music ensembles.
Recent highlights include the “Two Oceans” project with the Australian Art Orchestra and Sruthi Laya Ensemble which toured to India. The ensemble won "Performance of the year" in the 2013 APRA Art Awards for their performance at the Encounters Festival in Brisbane.
Adam has also studied Balinese Gamelan extensively, specializing in Balinese Kendang, and has performed and collaborated with Bali’s most renowned groups and artists. Performance highlights include the Bali Arts Festival 2010 and 2012 with groups directed by acclaimed composer and artist I Nyoman Windha.
Jonathan Dimond. Please see my biography page.
SOME QUOTES FROM CRITICAL REVIEWS & THE PRESS
"Passionate virtuosity, consummate musicianship and dedication to their craft - the Adrian Sherriff Trio combine all these elements and more in their fiery brand of World-Music Jazz Fusion. Melding strategies from BeBop, Indian Classical Music and the Balkans, the listener is kept on the edge of their seat as the trio's dynamic interplay unfolds."
Tom Fryer, Tom Fryer Band, Kewti. September 2013
"I was genuinely amazed by the material, by yours, Adrian's and Adam's performance and technical abilities, and the overall ensemble as a whole. It was truly overwhelming to witness such beauty and creativity. Momentous and inspiring."
Michelle Berner, Michelle Berner Band. September 2013