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INSIDE OUT VI: TRIPTYK and Sara Serpa Trio

Sunday May 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm


INSIDE OUT VI – Season Finale


Patricia Brennan – Vibraphone
Leonor Falcón – Violin
Noel Brennan – Drums and Multi-percussion

Set II – Sara Serpa Trio

Sara Serpa – voice
Angelica Sanchez – piano
Erik Friedlander – cello

TRIPTYK, a dynamic electroacoustic trio of unique instrumentation, merges different styles and musical influences from modern classical music to avant-garde jazz, electronic music 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, Grammy nominated John Hollenbeck and many others, including a recent recording under the label ECM. 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 performs 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.

Sara Serpa
Lisbon, Portugal native, Sara Serpa is a singer, composer, improviser who implements a unique instrumental approach to her vocal style. Recognized for her distinctive wordless singing, Serpa has been immersed in the field of jazz, improvised and experimental music since first arriving in New York in 2008. Described by JazzTimes magazine as “a master of wordless landscapes” and by the New York Times as “a singer of silvery poise and cosmopolitan outlook,” Serpa started her recording and performing career with jazz luminaries such as Grammy-nominated pianist, Danilo Perez, and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow pianist, Ran Blake. Her ethereal music draws from a broad variety of inspirations including literature, film, visual arts as well as history and nature. As a leader, she has produced and released seven albums; the latest being “All The Dreams” in collaboration with guitarist André Matos. Currently, she leads a trio with Erik Friedlander (cello) and Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax), with a debut album coming out in March 2018 on Close Up/ Clean Feed. Serpa has collaborated with an extensive array musicians including John Zorn, Mycale Vocal 4tet, Guillermo Klein, Andreia Pinto-Correia, Derek Bermel, Aya Nishina, Tyshawn Sorey, Nicole Mitchell, Kris Davis, among many others. Besides this trio, Serpa currently leads a trio featuring Zeena Parkins and Mark Turner in an interdisciplinary performance, combining film with live music entitled “Recognition, and City Fragments Ensemble (3 voices + 3 instruments), with Sofia Rei, Aubrey Johnson, André Matos, Erik Friedlander and Tyshawn Sorey.


Sunday May 20, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States