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Third Space

Third Space is a new monthly residency on Resonance Extra. Each month, we invite two artists to take an unplanned journey with a microphone, capturing their cities' unique soundscapes. Each featured artist will then weave these field recordings into a carefully curated mix of music from their locality, producing an intimate window into the sound of a city and its culture from an artist's perspective. 

Third Space with First Light Records is broadcast on Resonance Extra on the third Monday of every month at 2pm. Tune in on the Resonance Extra website, Radioplayer, or DAB digital radio (London, Bristol, Norwich, Brighton, and Cambridge only). 

Episodes

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Third Space 005: London / New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Monday 21st February / 14:00 - 16:00

This month, First Light's Third Space is visited by artists Adam Sherry and Lee Tesche. In Adam's own words, the first half of the show was "recorded over December 2021 as a difficult year drew to a close, the one ahead now coming into view offering hope. This mix features songs by some of my good friends and favourite London based artists, the sonic threads of a community, intertwined with numerous sound walks, flickering moments of inspiration + a few unreleased dead forest fragments share an insight into a bright but transient moment in time." Best known for his work with the band Algiers, Lee's mix for Third Space encompasses sounds from the coastal area around Cape Canaveral and central Florida. A collection of several years of field recordings, local short wave and marina radio stations, Atlantic Center for the Arts residency work, found ¼” tape reels from the county courthouse, NASA audio archives, local music tapes, and his own collaborative projects during this period, give shape to a fascinating area that his family has inhabited for over half a century.

Artwork by Hayley Suviste

Part I: Adam Sherry (London)

Tracklist: 

Bunhill Fields 'songs of innocence' Visiting William Blake (field recording)

Unwinding Rivers (fragment) - A Dead Forest Index (unreleased) 

Greenwich Foot Tunnel 'hey max, what if the sea comes down?' (field recording)

Haru No Umi - Hinako Omori 

Tape Loop (fragment) - Adam Sherry

Salve Bone - Sam Sherry

Bedroom Window 'saint marks bells' Dalston (phone recording)

The London Bulgarian Choir at St Peter’s Notting Hill (phone recording)

Tape Loop 2 (fragment) - Adam Sherry

Ridley Road Market 'lovely strawberries' (field recording)

Auto-Satin - Mary Hurrell

Sunflower Sonnet - June Jordan (phone recording)

Leaves St Nicholas' Deptford, Christopher Marlowe Pilgrimage (field recording)

St. Bartholomew's Choir Practice Walk (field recording)

Forest of Bliss (improv) - Adam Sherry

Lea River Railway Arch 'flute walk 2' - Adam Sherry

Bury - Seth Frightening 

Kingsland Road Canal Path Walk Home (field recording)

Whitechapel Gallery Poetry Reading 'blue moon cymbals' (phone recording) 

The Dark in Red (fragment) - A Dead Forest Index (unreleased) 

Part II: Lee Tesche (New Smyrna Beach, Florida)

 

Tracklist:

Palm Hammock Trail, Merritt Island - Lee Tesche (Field Recording)

Untitled #1 - Lee Tesche (Guitar, Pedal Steel)
Unknown Central Florida ¼” tape reel #1 labeled “2 / ’73”
Marina AM radio signal of Roy Orbison & Gladys Knight - Lee Tesche (Field Recording)
On Neurath’s Bass - Nun Gun (recorded New Smyrna Beach)
Untitled #2 - Lee Tesche (Synthesizer)
Unknown Central Florida ¼” tape reel #2 unlabeled
Untitled #3 - Lee Tesche & Staci Janik (Synthesizer & Voice)
Klondike Trail, Canaveral National Seashore - Lee Tesche (Field Recording)
Kennedy Space Center Mission Control audio shuttle launch STS-133
Cape Canaveral Night Rocket Launch - Felix Blume (field recording)
Cassette medley of Jdot Breezy, Lil Breezy, Foolio, Big Scarr, Cojack, Whoppa Wit Da Choppa
Stealth Dub - Nun Gun  (recorded New Smyrna Beach)
Toad close to the lagoon, Seminole Rest - Felix Blume (Field Recording)
Coyotes Running During the Night, Canaveral National Seashore - Felix Blume (Field Recording)
Unknown short wave radio signal off the Atlantic Ocean - Lee Tesche (field recording)
Castle Windy Trail, Canaveral National Seashore - Lee Tesche (Field Recording)
Untitled #4 - Sonya Belaya & Lee Tesche (Piano & Electronics) from Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #183
Unknown Central Florida ¼” tape reel #3 unlabeled
Various electromagnetic signals, NSB - Lee Tesche (Field Recording)
Indian River Lagoon, NSB - Lee Tesche (Field Recording)
Marina AM radio signal of Jimmy Ruffin - Lee Tesche (Field Recording)
Unknown Central Florida ¼” tape reel #4 labeled “St Aug”
Which Way Did My Baby Go? - Moses Williams from ‘Drop on Down in Florida: Field Recordings of African American Traditional Music, Dust-to-Digital
I Don’t Know What I’d Do without the Lord / Did Christ o’er Sinners Weep? (The Weeping Song) - Testerina Primitive Baptist Church  from ‘Drop on Down in Florida: Field Recordings of African American Traditional Music, Dust-to-Digital
Sugar Mill Ruins - Lee Tesche (Field Recording)
Unknown Central Florida ¼” tape reel #5 unlabeled