Trichotomy & Danny Widdicombe 

We have a surprising new project. Perhaps some of you have followed our music making for some time, and no doubt you're seen that we have enjoyed collaborating with a variety of artists - jazz musicians, classical ensembles, video artists, and dance companies, all in Australia and internationally. I also recall a performance in China where we performed alongside a magician. Yep.. that's not a typo. 

Anyway... what's the new thing all about you ask? 

Danny Widdicombe & Trichotomy. 

Danny is a wonderful singer, songwriting and guitarist. You may know him from his work with the acclaimed folk group "THE WILSON PICKERS" and he's been a good friend of ours for many years, but we'd never really had the chance to work together. So, enough of the madness....lets make some music together! 

But what's it all going to sound like?? Well.... jazz/country/folk/bluegrass... perhaps that sounds a little odd... but it sounds quite charming actually! 

We got together recently in the Trichotomy HQ to play through some of the songs Danny has written specifically for this collaboration. You can listen to them below and enjoy hearing the band and Danny play though the material for the very first time! Kinda like sitting in on our rehearsal :) 

Now we plan to record this new collection of music later this year and take it on the road around Australia in 2019. We'd love your support and have put together a project with the Australian Cultural Fund. 

Through this you can contribute to our project, and not only feel good about supporting the arts in Australia, but also your contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE! 

Very nice indeed. 

All the info you need is here - https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/danny-widdicombe-and-trichotomy-project/ 

We would love your support, every little contribution counts and helps us create this wonderful art.

 

Recent gigs & new collaborations... 

It's been a blast recently with gigs at the Stonnington Jazz Festival with Expressions Dance Company and the wonderful vocalists Kristin Berardi + Kayleigh Pincott.

We also collaborated with VJ Andrew Gibbs for a show in Brisbane.... a little snap is below.

BUT the good news is that we're collaborating with the singer/songwriter DANNY WIDDICOMBE on a new project... more on that soon! 

QMA Win 

We're very pleased to announce that the track ASSET OR LIABILITY from the KNOWN-UNKNOWN album has won the Qld Music Award Jazz work of the year for 2018. Nice stuff! 

Big thanks to all at Q Music for this honour and to all the Trichotomy supporters :) 

Direct link to the track is here: https://open.spotify.com/track/79JKC2OqFS9WDWTeErRgy7?si=UDCst8sfTyOKkpvSQly0Tg

Enjoy! 

Live with String Quartet - album release! 

Well this has been some time coming.....way back in 2012 we wrote a suite of works for String Quartet and performed them at some festivals in Australia, the Stradbroke Island Chamber Music Festival the Melbourne Fringe Festival and the Restrung Festival in Brisbane. 
A couple of years later we restaged the suite -  plus wrote a newly commissioned work "Out of the Dark Sky" inspired by the artwork of Yvonne Mills-Stanley - for a performance in Brisbane as part of the Declassified Music Festival performance series. 

The performance was recorded wonderfully by the live engineer David Spearritt and has been sitting mostly dormant on our hard drives.... sure there's a few tracks up on Soundcloud, but it's never really been widely available. 

Why not?? Good question!!!  

I suppose we never really got around to putting it out.. so we thought that these songs needed to be heard... here they are. 

https://trichotomy.bandcamp.com/album/trichotomy-live-with-string-quartet

Testing new sounds... 

It's been quite fun recently spending some time in the studio testing a variety of electronic manipulations of our acoustic sounds. Big shout out to all at CRITTER and GUITARI and OWOW.... they make amazing gear!! 

 

KINDRED presents TRICHOTOMY 

Brisbane's newest Jazz venue DOO-BOP is open! 

We're there as part of the KINDRED series... 

KINDRED – A collective of musicians presenting world class jazz and original music in Brisbane’s exciting new dedicated live jazz venue. Curated by 7 x Platinum selling, 5 x ARIA award winning and National Jazz Award winning husband and wife team Zac Hurren and Katie Noonan, every Monday night in Brisbane you will have a chance to come and listen to some of the finest musicians in the country. 

Like Miles Davis, the legendary artist who inspired this venue – this music will look to the future with a respectful acknowledgement of the past and make music of searing, unique beauty. 

Doors open at 6pm.

Music from the Expressions Dance Company show 

We're pretty excited to be performing the show BEHIND CLOSED DOORS with Expressions Dance Company from MAY 19-27. There's a great selection of music in the production... a good chunk of Trichotomy, plus some from Sean's solo album and a few from the Berardi/Foran/Karlen trio.

We've packaged them all up together in a special digital album. you can get it here: https://trichotomy.bandcamp.com/album/behind-closed-doors-trichotomy-rafael-karlen-kristin-berardi

Bonus EP + Piano Day track 

When we recorded KNOWN-UNKNOWN we recorded a HEAP of material... too much for one album.
So.... two things... 
1. We've packaged up a nice little Bonus EP of 4 songs we love from the session..
2. We've just released another track from the recording session, in celebration of PIANO DAY, 29th March.

You'll find them both HERE