Tripod continues to compose and arrange, including a stint as songwriters for the Cartoon Network. Their commission for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, an all-original symphonic love letter to gaming entitled “This Gaming Life” (in collaboration with BAFTA winning games composer Austin Wintory), opened at Hamer Hall to rave reviews. The boys went on to collaborate again with the MSO, this time on a show about Leonard Bernstein, “Incongruous”.
Tripod continued their relationship with Wintory through many forays into game music, including songwriting for Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate”, which picked up multiple Original Soundtrack of the Year awards.
I mean how much more detail do you want here? They’ve put out a songbook (“101 Tripod Hits”), they’ve put out 5 (and counting) seasons of a Podcast (“Perfectly Good Podcast”), they’ve done like 20 plus records and DVDs, and a larger number still of Comedy Festival shows, and also they can knit. One of the above isn’t true.
Well done if you’re still reading this!! Long story short: Tripod has set the bar when it comes to combining comedy and music in rich and surprising ways – and in the process the “band” has become a much loved cultural fixture across Australia. You know what, maybe we should have just put this bit at the start.
Tripod continue to bring an insane level of craft in both comedy and music and combine them in a rich and satisfying way – an ability that has cemented them as a much loved cultural fixture in Australia.