Asaf Sirkis Trio
2015.10.12 20:00 – 21:30
华侨城创意文化园北区B10现场 B10 Live, North District of OCT-LOFT
Asaf Sirkis（以色列 Israel / 英国 UK） – 鼓 Drums
Tassos Spiliotopoulos（希腊 Greece / 瑞典 Sweden） – 吉他 Guitar
Kevin Glasgow（苏格兰 Scotland / 英格兰 England） – 电贝斯 Electric Bass
出生于以色列的Asaf Sirki是这个时代最伟大的鼓手/打击乐手之一。他成长于雷霍沃特的也门人社区，靠近特拉维夫，社区的多元文化塑造了Asaf对于音乐和节奏的深刻理解。他自12岁起就接受专业的打鼓课程训练，而后逐渐迷上了电贝斯。许多音乐人都对他产生了重要的影响，包括The Beatles、Police、Yes、Genesis和Mahavishnu Orchestra等等。
2006年，这位天赋异禀的鼓手/作曲家开始与著名萨克斯演奏家/作曲家Tim Garland和钢琴家Gwilym Simcock进行合作，风格独树一帜。他们至今已经发行了四张专辑，并以Lighthouse Project进行了全球巡演。Asaf至今仍然是最勤奋的音乐家之一，他拥有令人难以置信的作品列表，以及一份耀眼的合作乐手名单——美国知名吉他演奏家Larry Coryell与贝斯大师Jeff Berlin也名列其中。
在打鼓演奏的过程中，Asaf常常会运用南印度（Carnatic）的konnakol来为其增色。除了传统普通的鼓，他也演奏手鼓（frame drum，又称框鼓）、巫毒鼓（udu，一种陶制鼓）和钢鼓（hand drum，又称steeldrum）等。拥有超绝才华的他，一直都是热门抢手的人物——他多才多艺而又技艺精湛，并且拥有敏锐的感知力，而他的声音世界就彷如一个巨大调色盘，让他得以自由挥洒。
Asaf Sirkis三重奏诞生于2007年，初始成员为希腊吉他手 Tassos Spiliotopoulos和以色列贝斯手Yaron Stavi。2013年，新成员贝斯手Kevin Glasgow替代了Yaron。Asaf在接受英国爵士杂志采访时，阐述了关于这个三重奏的想法：“我想创造一种声音，能让电吉他和电贝司听起来是像同一件乐器。所有我为这支乐队所写的音乐都是由此而来。”“我总是被三重奏这种形式所吸引。对我来说，音乐是团队合作与互相交流，而三重奏的某些特质则恰好能做到这一点，并且每一位成员都能真实而自如地表达自我。”
在16岁时，Kevin开始弹奏贝斯。后来他搬回了苏格兰，并在爱丁堡纳皮尔大学学习流行音乐，在那期间，他活跃于当地的爵士圈并定期举办演出。2008年，Kevin搬到伦敦并居住至今。目前，他参与了多个音乐项目，包括Tommy Smith的Karma乐队，Seb Pipe的Life Experience，Nicolas Meier Trio+以及Groove Razors。
One of the greatest drummers and percussionists of our time, Israeli born Asaf Sirkis grew up in the Yemenite neighborhood of Rehovot, near Tel Aviv. Its multicultural community shaped Asaf’s understanding of music and rhythm. He took up drum lessons aged 12 and developed a love for the electric bass, with musical influences including The Beatles, Police, Yes, Genesis, and Mahavishnu Orchestra to name a few.
Since 2006, the prodigiously talented drummer/composer has also enjoyed a unique collaboration with acclaimed saxophonist/composer Tim Garland and pianist Gwilym Simcock. They have released four albums to date and toured the world with their Lighthouse Project. Asaf remains one of the hardest working musicians, boasting an incredible discography and a who’s who of collaborations. These, among others, also include Larry Coryell and Jeff Berlin.
Asaf often makes intensive use of the South Indian (Carnatic) art of konnakol in his drumming. In addition to conventional drum rigs, Asaf also plays special rigs of frame drums, Udu (a clay drum), Hang Drum (aka steeldrum) and others. His unique versatility, virtuosity, sensitivity and his immense tonal palette always keep him in the greatest demand.
In 2007 the Asaf Sirkis Trio was born, featuring Greek guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos and Israeli bassist Yaron Stavi. In 2013, bassist Kevin Glasgow replaced Yaron to form a new trio. Asaf explains the concept of the trio in an interview for Jazz UK magazine: “I wanted to create a sound where electric guitar and electric bass sound like a single instrument. All the music I wrote for this band came from this approach.” “I’ve always been drawn to the trio format. Music for me is about teamwork and communication and there’s something about trios that really delivers this and everybody in the band can really express themselves.”
 Konnakol: The art of performing percussion syllables vocally in South Indian music, the Carnatic music (South Indian classical) performance art of vocal percussion.
Originally from Athens Greece, Tassos Spiliotopoulos lived in London for over 12 years and now shares his time between Stockholm, London and Athens. While in London, Tassos quickly became a part of the UK Jazz scene and worked with many of the country’s top musicians. During the past few years Tassos has been touring with his own band as well as numerous other creative projects, performing in clubs and festivals in over 15 countries in Europe, America and Asia.
Parallel to his career as a performing musician, Tassos has also been active as a composer and has produced numerous titles for film, TV, games and web.
Kevin Glasgow was born in Inverness in 1983 to musical parents Dick and Sabine. When he was 9 years old the family moved to Northern Ireland, where he started learning guitar and playing traditional Irish music sessions with his parents.
At the age of 16 Kevin began playing bass and later moved back to Scotland to study Popular Music at Napier University in Edinburgh. Whilst there he played regularly on the Edinburgh jazz circuit. In 2008 Kevin moved to London where he now resides. He currently plays in a number of projects, including Tommy Smith’s “Karma”, the Asaf Sirkis Trio, Seb Pipe’s “Life Experience”, Nicolas Meier Trio+ and Groove Razors.