TRIPTYK, is a dynamic trio of unique instrumentation, that merges different styles and musical influences from modern classical music to avant-garde jazz and improvisational music. TRIPTYK is comprised of vibraphonist and marimbist Patricia Brennan, who has performed and recorded with many renown jazz artists and improvisers such as pianist and MacArthur award recipient Vijay Iyer, bassist Michael Formanek, four time Grammy nominated John Hollenbeck and many others, including a recent ECM recording. Also, Venezuelan violinist and violist Leonor Falcón, whose diverse collaborations and performances include Willie Colon’s band, Sirius Quartet, Karl Berger improvisers orchestra, and many others including recordings for Christian Howes recording company, and most recently with ANTENNA and Chama, new projects of jazz/avant garde music that released their albums in 2015 and 2016. Lastly, drummer/percussionist and electronic musician Noel Brennan whose primarily interests include tabla, turntablelism and music production. He has recently been leading a project that includes a collective of talented and renowned musicians called Rotating X that focuses on the fusion of electronic music and improvisational music. TRIPTYK performes music written not only by renowned composers but also original music composed by each of the members of the trio. Their goal is to break the boundaries of style with performances filled with excitement and outstanding musicianship.
ANTENNA, a unique ensemble with flexible instrumentation, is a collective of creative composer-improvisors with likeminded musical visions. The music performed by ANTENNA, is a combination of through composed pieces, with moments of solo and or group improvisation based on the melodic, rhythmic and structural information provided by the composition. Some of the members of ANTENNA have played with many renown jazz artists and improvisers such as pianist and MacArthur award recipient Vijay Iyer, bassist Michael Formanek, legendary John Scofield, four time Grammy nominated John Hollenbeck and many others. ANTENNA is comprised of Zach Swanson on bass, Venezuelan guitarist and composer Juanma Trujillo who has been an outstanding soloist at the Monterrey Jazz Festival, Venezuelan violinist and composer Leonor Falcón, drummer/electronic musician and composer Noel Brennan and Mexican vibraphonist/percussionist and composer Patricia Brennan, a graduate from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music.