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Slipper // Tripataka

Doors at 5pm
$10 full // $5 concession


5:15pm - Slipper

Brae Grimes - trumpet
Cheryl Durongpisitkul - alto
Lincoln McKenzie - guitar
Alastar Watts - bass
Chris Lewis - kit

Slipper is a band that plays the music of Melbourne bassist and composer Alastair Watts. The band brings together their admiration for Brazilian idioms, melancholia, a love of drones and electronica, Spanish language authors, and the very best of West Coast jazz and blues, into its musical musings. Their debut album, ‘Aphelion’, is an album of fevered dreams and wronky ideas built upon the insistence that harmony and the distillate of dynamics and love is all one should ever seek. If sumptuous melody and dreamy harmony in a variety of genre-bending settings, rendered sweetly on a variety of brass, wind, strings, pings and things that go 'WHOOP-WHOOP-SHMEE' sounds like the slow-mo, epic klangfarben journey you need, check us out...

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6:15pm - Tripataka

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 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.

Lebowskis acknowledges that this event will take place on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, and we pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.