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 Trance’.
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 tone.