Trio Of Men

Trio of Men create music-based projects and performances...


Status: Developing

Hydrodynamicist William Froude (1810-1879) built the first-ever wave-machine inside his house in Torquay, to test the resistance of ships using scale-models in differing nautical conditions. We can see Chelston Cross, the house where he created his artificial storms, from our office. Froude was a visionary and we dream of crystallising his legacy by creating sound and movement experiments in local hotel swimming pools; submerging semi-naked bodies into larger bodies of water, all overseen by a life-sized mechanical bust of Froude himself.

We are at the earliest stages of thinking about 'On The Rolling Of Ships'.


Status: Tricky

A celebration of the music of Uther Tomlinson, born in 1947, in (or near) Galmpton, Devon.

the islets of langerhans

Status: Medical

With visual artist / creative producer Nathalie Palin.

An expedition to the Islets of Langerhans, an archipelago of insulin-producing islands in the human pancreas, where new diabetical narratives are uncovered through music, sound and fantastical visions.

Status: Galloping

Beck Hansen's Song Reader album, released in 2012 as a book of sheet music for anyone to play, was the catalyst for Trio of Men to start playing and singing together. We continue to play many of the songs live. 

song reader

Status: Cautious

Another source of songs, like the above and not. Our favourite is Ye Mariners All which we play in 5/4 time, with ambient loops, communal singing and sometimes the wonderful Chris Dowding on Trumpet. 



the penguin book of english folk songs