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Trichotomy

Trichotomy are one of Australia’s most inventive contemporary music ensembles.

So much more than a traditional jazz trio, this group expands the capacities of the classic piano/bass/drums combination by skillfully blending dense, exciting improvisations and delicate atmospherics, conjuring up sounds of modern jazz, ambient music, avant-garde rock, free improvisation and contemporary classical music.

Formed in 1999 in Brisbane, the group’s sound is driven by award winning pianist Sean Foran, teamed with John Parker’s expansive dynamic and timbral range on percussion and Sam Vincent’s visceral touch on the double bass.

With 4 albums released nationally and internationally, the group has toured to the UK, Japan, France, Germany, China, South America and Canada. Their recent album “Fact Finding Mission” was nominated for both the AIR and BELL awards for contemporary jazz album of the year in Australia. They have collaborated with a range of artists including Froy Aagre (Norway), Julian Arguelles (UK), Peter Knight, chamber groups Topology, Collusion and Southern Cross Soloists plus selected string quartets.

“delightfully detailed ensembles, full of wit and vigour…they bamboozle with tricky time-signatures and intricate themes”
Irish Times

“Startling contrasts in dynamics, unusual time signatures and great rhythmic flexibility are swept along in the flow of invention of exciting performances…a stunningly together group”
BBC Music Magazine