Third City 2017 set

Aveyard, Jon orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0063-6848 and Wilkinson, Dan orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-1747-888X (2017) Third City 2017 set. [Performance]

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Third City 2017 set

Performed at:
- 25 Hour Day, 25th March 2017, UCLan Media Factory, Preston
- Preston Jam, 31st March 2017, The Continental, Preston
- Future Sound 2017, 16th May 2017, UCLan Media Factory, Preston
- Exploring Musical Improvisation conference, 10th July 2017, 53 Degrees, Preston
- Un Reve de l’Espace, 4th March 2018, Alston Observatory, Preston (leading to EP cassette release through Concrete Records)
- Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival fringe, 5th June 2018, St Peter’s Arts Centre, Preston

This set of pieces was developed by the electroacoustic improvisation duo Third City (Dr. Jon Aveyard and Dan Wilkinson). The pieces made use of acoustic instruments and found sound objects placed in audio paths with digital musical instruments such that live samples could be taken and processed. The pieces were developed in rehearsals in the UCLan Media Factory in early 2017. Following early performances, a period of reflection was used to identify notable features which enabled further development of the pieces.

The set engages with:
- the validity of distinguishing between digital musical instruments and acoustic instruments;
- the roles taken by the musicians and heard to be taken by the musicians within the improvisations;
- the visual presentation of electroacoustic improvisation.

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