Centered around the Hang, multi-instrumentalists Samantha Archer (UK) and
Jaron Tripp (GER) create a unique blend of world music that varies from
acoustic trance to complex polyrhythmic compositions. Whilst offering an
intricate listening experience to the knowledgeable ear, their emotional and
dynamic playing opens the space for a joyous sound journey at the same
About ‘Archer & Tripp’
Samantha Archer (UK) and Jaron Tripp (GER) first met at the 2014 edition of
the world’s first Hang gathering – Hangout UK.
Since realising their similar approach and understanding of music as well as a
passion for travel, it was inevitable to go on a journey together.
During this journey, which literally took them around the world, Samantha and
Jaron developed a shared vision of creating a new sound. Although still
frequently travelling to share their music, the two are now based in West
Germany enabling them to work and integrate more and more of their rare
and unique instruments steering them closer towards their idea of ‘Acoustic
Samantha’s classical training during her child and teenage years in piano,
clarinet and vocals allowed her distinctive and instinctive sense for melody to
flower into a skill for both improvisation and composition.
Jaron’s development as a musician is driven by the grounding power of
rhythm. When starting to play the Hang in early 2006, the freedom of no
tradition matched perfectly with his approach to music.
Since studying complex rhythmical structures in a meditative way, whilst
becoming a Taketina teacher (from 2010 – 2012), Jaron’s deep understanding
of rhythm and pulse uniquely blends with Samantha’s enchanting melodic