Three-Body Problem is an international trio of improvisers: Adam Pultz Melbye, Paul Stapleton and John Bowers.
They work with new and traditional instruments (synthesizers, percussion, a double bass), self-made acoustic and electronic constructions, and bespoke software to transform sound live. They are a new group who have had to grapple right from the start with the COVID-19 pandemic. Their work treats the delays, distortions and drop outs of live streaming technologies as part of the creative challenge of making music.
Connecting Berlin, Belfast and Newcastle, the musicians will stream sound between their studios and to the festival to improvise a web of sound with uncertain emergent outcomes, not unlike the three-body problem first studied by Newton.