A word meaning “spring” or “native well”, Prrim is the name adopted by three Australian musicians of diverse backgrounds - Satsuki Odamura on koto, Tunji Beier on South Indian percussion and Adrian Sherriff on bass trombone.
While the name of the group comes from the language of the indigenous Wembawemba people of western Victoria, the music casts a wide net, encompassing a range of traditions from across the world, including South Indian, Japanese and Indonesian - with a touch of jazz.
True to its name, the ensemble is fresh, alive and spontaneous, focusing on improvisation and original compositions which traverse a broad emotional palette. A particular fascination of the group is the exploration of the South Indian rhythmic tradition as a creative springboard for their musical adventures.
"As bizarre as it looks, in the flesh it sounded entirely natural; almost inevitable,” wrote John Shand in the Sydney Morning Herald. That is partly thanks to Adrian Sherriff, Satsuki Odamura and Tunji Beier being at the top of their respective games, partly to Sherriff and Beier’s multi-instrumentalism and partly to the grasp of South Indian (Carnatic) music."
Prrim will perform at 5pm on Sunday, October 30 at Kindlehill Performance Space, 8 Lake Street, Wentworth Falls. Bookings www.musichunterprojects.com