3P17 Third Practice is an annual festival of new electroacoustic music and mixed media presented by the Department of Music and the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond. Now in its seventeenth year, the festival will present works for instruments and computer, new instruments and performance interfaces, video, and stereo and multi-channel works for fixed media. The festival will feature Eighth Blackbird, our ensemble-in-residence, as well as guest artist Sam Wells, trumpet.

Third Practice 2017 explores the emerging electroacoustic art form and its relationship to past and present musical practices. This year the festival will present pieces that combine audio and video, that navigate the boundary between experimental and popular musical practices, that engage with instruments and performance practices from around the world, and that feature new instruments and explore cutting edge sonic practices. All works are presented on immersive multi-channel surround audio systems. The festival is dedicated to presented works of established composers, but also of emerging composers; this year we present a concert of student works from our colleagues around the state - VCU, UVA, Virginia Tech and UR.

The festival will take place November 3-4, 2017 on the campus of the University of Richmond in Camp Concert Hall and Perkinson Recital Hall. No tickets are required, and every event is free and open to the public. For more information on the festival including schedules, please see the links below or contact the artistic director, Dr. Benjamin Broening, at or director, Dr. Chris Chandler at