Formal acknowledgments below, but my personal thanks to Clair and Riccardo for hosting this event, to Kevin for the behind-the-scenes help, to John Hough for answering requests for technical assistance, and to Stephanie for her visual skills. Special kudos to Melanie for supporting me through the highs and lows of prepping and running this venture, and to John Godfrey for being a partner in this enterprise.
And of course a big, big thanks to Bruce and Franziska for their skill, craft, intelligence and musicality. It wouldn’t have worked without them! If I take one thing from this event, it will be the pleasure of sitting comping, listening to two saxophonists demonstrating what it really means to interact in real-time.
Finally, I’d like to thank everyone who took time to come witness the results of the investigations into the nature of improvisation, music, technology and sociality.
Presented with funding from the Music Network Performance and Touring Award and support from the Arts Council of Ireland, Blackrock Castle Observatory, the Castle Bar and Trattoria and the UCC School of Music.